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SPARK Communication™ Workshop


  August 4 - August 20, 2020

Workshop status: Registration open

Only 3 spots remaining. If the workshop is full, you can add yourself to the waitlist. We will notify you if a spot becomes available or a new workshop in your preferred time zone is open for registration.


Regular fee:

Technical requirements

You will need your own personal device for use throughout the workshop. You will not be able to share your device as only one participant can attend per device.
System Requirements:
• a computer/desktop/laptop or tablet
• a reliable internet connection (wired if possible)
• speakers
• a microphone
• a webcam
two screens are recommended – one to attend the online class and the other for sessions handouts. You also have the option to print out the handouts

For a full list of technical details, visit:
Check your system's compatibility by joining a test Zoom meeting:

About this workshop

Self-Directed Module A
Live online modules via Zoom:
o   Module 1 - Tuesday, August 4th, 1:00 - 3:30 PM EDT
  o   Module 2 - Thursday, August 6th, 1:00 - 3:30 PM EDT
  o   Module 3 - Tuesday, August 11th, 1:00 - 3:30 PM EDT + self study component
  o   Module 4 - Thursday, August 13th, 1:00 - 3:30 PM EDT
  o   Module 5 - Tuesday, August 18th, 1:00 - 3:30 PM EDT
  o   Module 6 - Thursday, August 20th, 1:00 - 3:30 PM EDT

This workshop is open to participants around the world. All times indicated above are for Eastern Daylight Time (Toronto/New York). Check your time zone here.

The live modules will take place on Zoom with the workshop instructor and other participants.

Mandatory pre-workshop self-study module:
This workshop includes a mandatory Self-Directed Module A that forms the basis of your learning and must be completed prior to the start of the workshop.
Attendance requirements:
This workshop is a licensing workshop which culminates in gaining a license to use the SPARK coaching methodology and the accompanying resources. Full attendance is required. This means attending the full 2.5 hrs of every module and completing the two self-directed modules. Attendance will be tracked during the training. No recordings will be available of the live sessions.

We will not approve absences. You should register for a workshop only if you can attend all modules from beginning to end. If you have already registered for a workshop but will not be able to attend ALL the live modules, please contact before the workshop begins so you can find another workshop to attend.

Failure to meet the attendance requirement will result in your license being withheld, with no refund provided.

Please note: Attendance in this workshop requires that you own the It Takes Two to Talk guidebook. This workshop is available at a reduced price to allow participants to purchase their individual copy of the guidebook. The guidebook is used throughout the training and you cannot participate without it. For a list of options to purchase the guidebook click here.
Additional details:
By the end of this training, you’ll feel fully equipped to not only address the specific early communication development of young children with language delays, but also to empower parents in one-to-one, face-to-face settings to create the kind of interactions that lay the foundations for communication and language.
Instructor personnel disclosure statement:
Toby Stephan, MA, CCC-SLP, is a speech-language pathologist who has specialized in early language intervention. With over 20 years of experience, he has led numerous Hanen Programs for parents and early childhood educators. He has been a workshop instructor for The Hanen Centre since 2000, providing Hanen training to speech-language pathologists and early intervention professionals. He was Hanen US Representative from 2007 – 2020 and co-developed the SPARK Communication™ workshop.

Terms & conditions

Translation policy:
Hanen resources are protected by international copyright law. No translations are permitted without advance written permission from The Hanen Centre.
This workshop is offered in English only. Participants must be proficient in English in order to attend.
75% of the workshop fee will be refunded if written notification of cancellation is received and a substitute can be found. No refunds if a substitute cannot be found. No refund requests will be accepted after the workshop has already begun.

Questions about this workshop?

Alexandra Stokes
Toll free, North America only: 1-877-426-3655
Outside of North America:


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