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eidsvold Tue 19-Jul-05 23:02:13

tonight ( our time) dh and i start the Hanen program... a while ago I asked for advice on what people thought.... well we were accepted to partake and are part of the pilot group for our local Disability Services office.

SO I have been madly reading up my first two chapters and baking up a storm as I am first one to provide the supper ( get it out of the way).

SO hopefully we will be armed soon with effective ways to help dd1 improve her communication.

A little scared as this is the first time we have left the girls with someone.... a nanny from a nanny agency ( provided by disability services as we don't really have anyone we can impose on for 11 weeks or so!!) Met her the other night and she seems very nice... hope dd1 does not run rings around her.

So Dh and I are off ...... anyway - thanks for letting me ramble.

Davros Wed 20-Jul-05 08:45:29

Hope it goes well Eidsvold. I'm sure the nanny will be fine. I'd be tempted to bunk off and go out for dinner with DH! We have Hanen round here but I can never manage to even get to the info evening. Mind you, Mizmiz posted the other day that she doesn't think its suitable for children with ASD which is interesting. Will look forward to hearing more about it from you.

Davros Wed 20-Jul-05 08:46:12

Hope it goes well Eidsvold. I'm sure the nanny will be fine. I'd be tempted to bunk off and go out for dinner with DH! We have Hanen round here but I can never manage to even get to the info evening. Mind you, Mizmiz posted the other day that she doesn't think its suitable for children with ASD which is interesting. Will look forward to hearing more about it from you.

maddiemo Wed 20-Jul-05 10:24:24

Hope it went well. We did Earlybird (autistic version of Hanene) and found it very helpful.

eidsvold Wed 20-Jul-05 13:02:14

Davros - they do a particular program that is designed to deliver to parents of children with autism - deals with other barriers to communication that children with autism experience.

The info is here..

for you

Well just back - lot of the first couple of sessions is basic stuff that most of us already do but it is informative and interesting seeing yourself on video and being objective about what you do.

Was tempting to bunk off Davros - felt strange not being accompanied by two little people

Davros Wed 20-Jul-05 21:29:57

Oh thanks Eidsvold, that's interesting. If the nanny woman works out you can always keep her privately and get an evening out, that would be lovely.

eidsvold Wed 20-Jul-05 22:20:25

that was a thought - dh and I thought we would see how she went and then how much - seem to be very expensive ( babysitters in general) although originally we contacted a respite service and it was going to cost a fortune to have someone come - think they really did not want to do the job.

eidsvold Wed 20-Jul-05 22:22:05

Davros meant to add - there is a family who have a little boy with autism as part of our group. Quite an interesting mix although 3 of the 7 families have a child with down syndrome, there is a little girl with cerebral palsy, boy with autism and another little boy with developmental delay. Only 2 our of 7 are girls - interesting.

spursmum Wed 20-Jul-05 22:25:31

I did the hanan course with my ds before he was diagnosed with asd. If anything it taught me to speak to my son differently, i was overloading him eg whats that, how many etc just too much for him to process.

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