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How Hanen Helps Parents of Children with Language Delays

If your child has been identified as having a language delay by a speech-language pathologist, what you want more than anything is to be able to help.

Professional intervention is crucial, but when you, as a parent, take control of your child’s language development, you can extend that intervention into every part of your child’s day, greatly increasing his chances for success.

Opportunities to help your child build communication skills are everywhere – in the kitchen when you’re eating dinner, in the washroom when you’re brushing your teeth, in the grocery store when you’re shopping. And this is where Hanen steps in to help – we provide you with the practical knowledge and the tools you need to transform these daily activities with your child into opportunities to help him learn language.

For parents of children with language delays, Hanen helps by offering the following programs and resources:

It Takes Two to Talk® - The Hanen Program® for parents of Children with Language Delays

The It Takes Two to Talk Program was specifically designed for parents of children with language delays. In a comfortable, small group setting, you'll learn practical strategies for building your child's language skills naturally throughout your day together.

To learn more about how the It Takes Two to Talk Program helps parents, click on the link below:





Target Word® - The Hanen Program® for Parents of Children who are Late Talkers

If you're the parent of a child who has been identified as a Late Talker (that is, a child who has good comprehension, motor and learning skills, but who is using fewer words than other children his age), the Target Word® Program can show you how to help your child use words and build his expressive vocabulary during everyday routines and activities.

To learn more about the Target Word Program, click on the link below:





It Takes Two to Talk® Parent resources

The It Takes Two to Talk parent guidebook and companion DVD are practical, easy-to-use resources that guide you step by step in helping your child build strong language skills.

Click the following link to learn more about how the It Takes Two to Talk guidebook and DVD resources help parents:




If you are not sure whether or not your child has a language delay, and you’re wondering if you should be worried, click on the link below to view a list of warning signs for language delay: