Hanen: It Takes Two to Talk

Kaylen, MS, CCC-SLP is certified in Hanen: It Takes Two to Talk (ITTT). The program is intended for parents/caregivers of children with language delays. Rather than working directly with your child only 1-2 hours per week, her goal is to teach you (parents/caregivers) how to intentionally improve your child's language skills during your daily interactions. You know your child better than anyone else. You play a huge role in their development, and can make an even greater difference when given the tools you need!

 

Hanen: ITTT is designed to systematically teach you strategies for building your child's vocabulary and improving their communication skills through SLP-led modeling and coaching. Participants practice strategies during each session, so they can confidently implement them at home. The SLP will also conduct observations of parent/child interactions and provide feedback as needed. ITTT strategies are intended to be used during everyday routines, such as snack time, bath time, or play, which means you don't have to make more time in your busy schedule to fit them in. 

ITTT consists of 6-8 training sessions that are carried out in a group setting. Groups are small and personalized (4-8 families) and sessions are held once per week. Children do not attend teaching sessions, only parents/caregivers do. Participants will receive Hanen materials and direct coaching from a speech-language pathologist.

For additional information about the program, research summaries, and tips for improving your child's language development, visit Hanen.org.

 

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