It Takes Two to Talk

Is your child behind with their communication skills or not yet talking? Hanen It Takes Two to Talk is a parent program that is now available online. During the program you will learn how to use your natural, day-to-day life with your child to help them develop language skills.

Practical strategies you can use to help your child develop language skills.

The Hanen It Takes Two to Talk program is now online and will provide you with practical and applicable skills to help you become your child’s most important language teacher.

Designed specifically to empower parents, this program is ideal for those who have noticed their children are not yet using as many words as they should be, or if their children are struggling with understanding and using language.

You’ll discover simple things you can do during everyday activities like meal time, story time and bath time to create enjoyable learning opportunities for your child.

The program is NDIS approved, and will show you how to:

  • Recognise your child’s stage and style of communication so that you know which steps to take next
  • Identify what motivates your child to interact with you so you’ll know how to get conversations started
  • Adjust everyday routines to help your child take turns and keep interactions going
  • Follow your child’s lead to build their confidence and encourage them to communicate
  • Add language to interactions with your child to help them understand language and then use it when they are ready
  • Tweak the way you play and read books with your child to help them learn language
  • Change the way you speak to your child so that they will understand and learn new words

Over a 13-week period, Lauren Haskins, our Practice Director, will guide you through the online Hanen It Takes Two to Talk program.

The program will be delivered via Zoom, and during each parent only session, you will have a chance to connect with other parents, as well as practice and discuss each strategy you learn.

The program includes:

  • 8 training sessions for parents in small online groups (via Zoom).
  • A pre-program consultation for you and your child with one of our speech pathologists. This consultation is offered as a face to face or online session.
  • Three individual visits for you and your child with a speech pathologist. These are also offered as face to face or online consultations. During these visits you will be recorded while practicing strategies to help your child achieve specific communication goals. The video will then be reviewed by you and the speech pathologist, and used to help you “see” what’s helping your child and what you might be able to modify.

This evidence-based program has been proven to have positive effects on the communication development of young children (0 – 5 years). If you would like to experience a positive change in your communication experiences with your child, complete the following enquiry form, or call us on 02 4044 1122.

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