Hanen® Training for Parents

Voice Within provides empowering Hanen® parent training programs to support and facilitate children with language delays.

Father and daughter smiling at each other at Voice Within Therapy Centre

Hanen It Takes Two To Talk®

The Hanen It Takes Two to Talk® 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 Pathologist with improving theirs child’s language skills and the Hanen parent training programs highlight these skills for children with language delays. Please refer to the Hanen website for more details and research on the program itself.

We are pleased and privileged to take expressions of interest for the Hanen It Takes Two to Talk® parent training program. 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.

Father helping daughter play with a toy at Voice Within Therapy Centre


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

Location: Video conferencing Zoom sessions

Cost: $2,000 (AUD) per family

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 Hanen It Takes Two To Talk® program?

There are multiple Hanen Programs and the ‘It Takes Two To Talk®’ 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 families needs.

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

There are various Hanen programs. The Hanen It Takes Two To Talk® 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 changes of times that could suit the group and clinicians.

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 1-3 clinicians. The primary clinician will be the main clinician running and leading the program, being facilitated by the supporting clinicians. 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 clinician. 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 workshop for any follow up required.

Please get in touch

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

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