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Guidebooks and DVDs for Healthcare Professionals

Healthcare professionals including paediatricians, psychologists, early interventionists, occupational therapists and physiotherapists (among others) have found Hanen resources extremely helpful in their work with young children and their families.

Hanen resources are divided into four areas of expertise:

Language Delays

It Takes Two to Talk® Guidebook and DVD

Designed specifically for parents of children with language delays, the It Takes Two to Talk guidebook and DVD show parents practical ways to use the everyday activities they’re already doing with their child to promote strong language skills. Sharing these resources with parents will help them become their child’s primary language teacher and enable them to extend their child’s learning into every part of the day.

Read more about how It Takes Two to Talk resources help parents.



Autism Spectrum Disorder

Make Play R.O.C.K.™ Booklet Series

This four-part booklet series is designed specifically for parents of young children with autism and other communication difficulties to help them promote their child’s play skills during everyday interactions and play activities. Each booklet focuses on one critical aspect of play (people play, early toy play, pretend play, and peer play) and shows parents how they can effectively promote their child’s skills while having fun together.

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More Than Words® Guidebook and DVD

Addressing the specific needs of young children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, the More Than Words® guidebook and Companion DVD can be shared with parents to show them how to build their child’s communication and social skills during everyday routines and play.

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TalkAbility™ Guidebook

If you work with parents of children with high-functioning autism, including Asperger Syndrome, you may find the TalkAbility™ guidebook an extremely helpful resource for helping parents build their child’s social communication skills. The guidebook explains how parents can use the unique interests of their child to help him make friends more easily, build perspective-taking skills, and pay attention to the non-verbal cues sent by others.

Read more about how the TalkAbility guidebook helps parents.



Language and literacy development
in typically developing children

2017 Hanen Calendar: Building Language and Literacy Through Powerful Conversations

The 2017 Calendar offers 16 months of language and literacy-building tips for the home and the classroom. This year’s edition includes an expanded focus on 18 months-5 years, and a special emphasis on creating quality conversation – the key context for language and literacy learning.

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I’m Ready!™ guidebook
How to Prepare Your Child for Reading Success

The I’m Ready! guidebook provides simple strategies and concrete examples for promoting the critical early literacy skills that prepare young children for success in school. This highly accessible resource is perfect for sharing with parents to show them how easy and fun it can be to build their child’s early literacy skills during everyday routines and activities. Professionals who work directly with young children will also find the research-based strategies helpful in their day-to-day early literacy initiatives.

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Learning Language and Loving It™ Guidebook and DVD

If you consult to educators in early childhood settings, you may share the Learning Language and Loving It guidebook and DVD with educators to help them create enriched and inclusive learning environments that foster the social, language and literacy development of preschool children.

The guidebook’s three-pronged approach aimed at prevention, intervention and enrichment ensures that all children in the classroom benefit, including those who are falling behind.

Learn more about how Learning Language and Loving It helps educators.



ABC and Beyond™: Building Emergent Literacy in Early Childhood Settings

The ABC and Beyond focuses specifically on the promotion of emergent literacy skills in early childhood settings, and may be shared with educators to show them practical, research-based strategies for building vocabulary and making literacy-learning a fun and natural part of everyday conversations and activities.

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You make the Difference® Guidebook and DVD

You Make the Difference focuses on the importance of the parent-child relationship in helping parents build the best possible foundations for their child’s learning. Parents discover simple things they can do to build their child’s confidence during everyday interactions by sharing in the child’s experiences and giving him opportunities to take the lead.

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