Hanen Program® for Parents

Our Hanen Certified Senior Speech Pathologist provides the It Takes Two to Talk® Hanen Program® for parents to support and facilitate their child with language delays.

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It Takes Two to Talk® Hanen Program®

The It Takes Two to Talk® Hanen Program® is a parent training program for parents with children from birth to 5 years old with language delays. This program involves a series of parent training sessions across 12 weeks where we discuss and identify specific parent and family strategies to facilitate and promote language development for late talkers.

The sessions involve a combination of group teaching alongside other parents as well as individual feedback sessions for each family where parents are provided with feedback regarding video recordings of interactions with their child using the discussed language strategies.

Researchers have shown that parents can be as effective as Speech and Language Pathologists with improving their child’s language skills and Hanen Programs® for parents highlight these skills for children with language delays. Please refer to the Hanen website for more details including their article on ‘Parents’ Role in Language Intervention‘ and research on the It Takes Two to Talk® Hanen Program®.

We are pleased and privileged to take expressions of interest for the It Takes Two to Talk® Hanen Program® for parents. We look forward to connecting, training and empowering parents to support children with language delays and late talkers with this program.

We look forward to hosting the program soon.

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Details

Date: TBC – Please enquire and register your interest for the program

Location: Video conferencing Zoom sessions

Total contact hours: 28 hours over 12 weeks

Program structure

Week Time Topic
1 6:30pm – 7:30pm Online group introductory session
2-3 6:30pm – 9:00pm Online group session 1 and 2
4 1 hour by appointment Online individual feedback session 1
5-7 6:30pm – 9:00pm Online group session 3, 4 and 5
8 1 hour by appointment Online individual feedback session 2
9-10 6:30pm – 9:00pm Online group session 6 and 7
11 1 hour by appointment Online individual feedback session 3
12 6:30pm – 9:00pm Online group session 8

Please email [email protected] for queries or expressions of interest for the program. We look forward to hearing from you.

Frequently asked questions

How do I know if I am suitable for the It Takes Two to Talk® Hanen Program®?

There are multiple Hanen Programs® and the It Takes Two To Talk® Hanen Program® is specifically designed for children between the ages of 2-5 with language delays. Kindly enquire regarding your suitability as we would love to connect with you to discuss if it’s relevant or suitable for your family’s needs.

Is the It Takes Two to Talk® Hanen Program® suitable for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)?

There are various Hanen Programs®. The It Takes Two to Talk® Hanen Program® is not specifically tailored to Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) however some elements could be suitable. This can be discussed at your enquiry. Please refer to this link for the various Hanen Programs®.

Do I need to commit to the entire program?

Yes, as the program is carefully structured and relies on all learning components as well as group members, it is important that you commit to the entire program including the individual feedback sessions. Families are also welcome to organise follow up sessions after completing the program.

How do you organise the specific times and dates?

The times above are examples of times that are recommended by Hanen for best participation and availability of parents. However, we do attempt to speak to potential participants to discuss times that could suit the group and Senior Speech Pathologist.

Are both parents required to attend the program?

Hanen recommends at least one parent to attend all the sessions.

What can I expect being part of the program?

You would be welcomed into a group of parents doing the program which is facilitated by our Hanen Certified Senior Speech Pathologist. As per the program structure above, there will be a combination of group sessions and individual sessions. The individual sessions will be organised based on the availability of each family and Senior Speech Pathologist. These sessions will be more personalised and involve feedback on videos that you take of your child of your interactions throughout the program. There will also be resources and handouts provided to you for the entire program regarding the program. We also welcome families to connect with us after the training for any follow up required.

Please get in touch

We would love for you to get in touch to help determine the next steps. Please kindly fill out and submit this contact form.

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