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Taking Parent Coaching to the Next Level – Helping Parents Make Behavioural Changes That Stick!

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Regular $84.95
Hanen Member $45.00
Group $595 for a group of 15 ($40 per additional person)

Course Overview

Coaching parents is a fundamental part of early language intervention and professionals need to be effective coaches if parents are to become effective language facilitators for their child. But common coaching practices may result in limited and/or short-term behaviour change because they often fail to provide a comprehensive, structured approach that is based on best practice.

Drawing on the most current research on effective coaching, this e-Seminar:

  • addresses appropriate communication goals for the child, as well as the corresponding responsive interaction strategies that parents must learn to help the child achieve these goals. 
  • clearly outlines a specific structure for coaching parents that is easy to follow and includes the key ingredients for long-term behaviour change. 

Case studies and videos demonstrate how to use the 4-step coaching structure in one-to one contexts with parents.

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this 3 hour e-seminar, participants will be able to:

  • Define coaching within a parent-implemented intervention model.
  • Summarize a structure for choosing communication goals for the child and responsive strategies for the parent.
  • List three key elements that facilitate habit formation and long-term behaviour change.
  • Describe the Hanen 4-step coaching model.


Professional Development Hours

  • This seminar (Intermediate Level, Professional Area) is registered for 0.3 ASHA CEUs. Full attendance and participation during the three hours is required. This course focuses on aspects of the Hanen approach to early language intervention and will include no or limited information on other similar or related products or services.
  • 3 professional development hours

Presenter Info

Toby Stephan, Speech-Language Pathologist and Hanen Workshop Instructor, has worked with individuals with developmental disabilities for over 12 years. Since 1995, his work has focused on language intervention for children birth to three. Toby is an instructor for the It Takes Two to Talk® Certification Workshop for SLPs, as well as the SPARK Communication™ training for early interventionists, and he has been providing It Takes Two to Talk® Programs since 1998 and Learning Language and Loving It™ Programs since 1999. 



  • Professionals who work with young children and their families
  • Speech-language pathology and early childhood education students

Note: If you are a parent, this e-Seminar will not meet your learning needs. Find out how Hanen can help you.

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Note: This e-Seminar focuses on the information outlined above, and will include no or limited information about similar products or services.