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Guidebooks and DVDs for Speech-Language Pathologists

The Hanen Centre offers a wide variety of user-friendly guidebook and DVD resources to support your work with families and educators.

Language Delays

It Takes Two to Talk® Guidebook and DVD

It Takes Two to Talk® gives parents the tools to play a leading role in their child's early language intervention. You can share this resource with families to help them learn to use responsive-interaction strategies during everyday routines and activities to promote their child's language skills.

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Autism Spectrum Disorder

Make Play R.O.C.K.™ Booklet Series

Based on the latest research, this four-part booklet series offers practical, evidence-based strategies for expanding children’s play skills during everyday play interactions. 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

The TalkAbility™ guidebook shows parents of verbal children with autism (ages 3-7) how to help their child make friends more easily and have successful conversations with others. Based on cutting-edge research, the guidebook's immediately usable strategies help parents promote the "people skills" that are essential for developing meaningful relationships and having effective, two-way conversations.

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Language and literacy development

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

I’m Ready! is an excellent resource to support the critical role SLPs play in facilitating children’s emergent literacy development. Based on the most current research, this beautifully illustrated guidebook offers simple, practical guidance SLPs can share with parents to help them promote their child’s early literacy development. With concrete examples, real-life photos, and helpful charts and checklists, I’m Ready! enables parents to make literacy an integral and enjoyable part of everyday routines and activities.

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Learning Language and Loving It™ Guidebook and DVD

If you consult to educators in early childhood settings, the Learning Language and Loving It guidebook and DVD may be shared with educators to help them create the enriched and inclusive learning environments necessary to 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.

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Teacher Talk™ Workbooks

Based on the Learning Language and Loving It guidebook, Hanen's Teacher Talk™ workbooks each address a critical aspect of promoting the language and literacy skills of children in early childhood settings.

While not as comprehensive as Learning Language and Loving It, Teacher Talk workbooks do cover many of the key strategies from that resource. The workbooks include helpful checklists and questions with space for educators to record their own answers, enabling them to personalize each strategy.

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Learning Language and Loving It™ Posters

Drawn from the Learning Language and Loving It™ Program for Early Childhood Educators, these colourful posters remind educators of key strategies for fostering the social, language and literacy development of young children (birth-5)

While not as comprehensive as Learning Language and Loving It, Teacher Talk workbooks do cover many of the key strategies from that resource. The workbooks include helpful checklists and questions with space for educators to record their own answers, enabling them to personalize each strategy.

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

The ABC and Beyond guidebook focuses specifically on the promotion of emergent literacy skills in early childhood settings.

This guidebook outlines practical strategies for using book reading and everyday conversations and activities to promote the six building blocks of literacy: oral language, vocabulary, story comprehension, language of learning, print knowledge, and phonological awareness.

Share this guidebook with educators to show them how to make literacy-learning a fun and natural part of every child's day.

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ABC and Beyond™ Posters

Drawn from the ABC and Beyond™ Program for Building Emergent Literacy in Early Childhood Settings, these colourful posters remind educators of key strategies for building early literacy among preschoolers (3-5 years of age) during book reading.

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