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March
March 31, 2014

Just published!

Investigators at the University of Toronto studied the impact of Hanen’s ABC and Beyond™ Program on educators’ use of conversational strategies during shared book reading with small groups of preschoolers. They found that educators in the ABC and Beyond Program used a greater number of open questions, responsive statements and variety of words compared with the control group. The educators and children in the experimental group also had longer book-related conversations than the control group.

Read more about these findings in the Journal of Early Childhood Literacy:

Trelani, F., Girolametto, L., Weitzman, E. & Greenberg, J. (2014). Enhancing preschool educators’ ability to facilitate conversations during shared book reading. Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 14(1), 105–140.

March 27, 2014

CSHA Conference!

We’re at the CSHA conference in San Francisco from March 26-28th!
If you'll be there, visit us at booth #410!
March 4, 2014

March university presentations

US representative Toby Stephan will be offering the following presentations to students this month:

  • March 4, 2014: University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill Chapel Hill, NC
  • March 5, 2014: North Carolina Central University, Durham, NC
  • March 14, 2014:University of Montevallo, Montevallo, AL
  • March 31, 2014: Minnesota State University-Moorhead, Moorhead, MN

Learn more about Hanen university presentations.

January
January 27, 2014

Happy Family Literacy Day!

A shout-out to all the schools, organizations, and families that are celebrating by making literacy a fun focus of today’s activities!

Stay tuned for a new Hanen resource for parents on building early literacy – I’m Ready!™ How to Prepare Your Child for Reading Success. Coming out soon, this practical guidebook shows parents fun and simple ways to build the critical early literacy skills that prepare their child for success in school.

January 7, 2014

Sydney hosts Australia’s first Hanen training for Early Interventionists

Hanen’s new training for early interventionists, Building Children’s Communication by Building Caregiver Responsiveness, makes its Australian debut in Sydney, NSW on January 20-21. This intensive training shows providers how they can effectively coach parents to use responsive interaction strategies to build their child’s communication in the context of everyday activities and routines.

Read more about our existing U.S. trainings for early interventionists.

November
November 14, 2013

Presenting at the ASHA Convention

Janice Greenberg, Hanen's Director of Early Childhood Services, presents today: Seeing is Believing: Using Video-Coaching to Enhance Preschool Educators’ Facilitation of Emergent Literacy

November 8, 2013

Getting ready for ASHA

It’s that time of year again! We’re gearing up for the 2013 ASHA Convention in Chicago on November 14th-16th.

Visit our ASHA page to find out who’s going to be there and what we’ll be up to, and remember to follow us on Twitter and like us on Facebook for frequent updates!

We hope to see you at the convention!

October
October 22, 2013

University presentations

US representative Toby Stephan will be offering the following presentations to students this month:

  • October 29th: University of Maine, Orono, ME
  • October 30th: Worcester State University, Worcester, MA
  • October 30th: University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA
  • October 31st: Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY

Learn more about Hanen university presentations.

October 8, 2013

New Hanen Workshop Structure for SLPs

We’re excited to announce that we’ve restructured our professional trainings to better meet the needs of SLPs who work with families of children on the autism spectrum. SLPs with no previous Hanen training can now go directly into Hanen’s autism training stream by attending the 3-day More Than Words® Certification Workshop.

Attended by over 4000 SLPs to date, More Than Words offers a world-renowned approach to effectively engaging and involving families of children with autism in their child’s intervention.

Learn more

September
September 13, 2013

Back to School!

It’s a busy September for our US Representative Toby Stephan. These are just a few of the universities he’s visiting this month to offer Hanen Presentations to students:

  • September 12: Longwood University, Farmville, VA
  • September 13: University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
  • September 23: Cleveland State University, Cleveland, OH
  • September 25: Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI
  • September 26: Ball State University, Muncie, IN
  • September 30: Kean University, Union, NJ
  • September 30: Lehman College of CUNY, Bronx, NY
August
August 19, 2013

Just published!

An article by Elaine Weitzman, Executive Director at The Hanen Centre, has just been published in the July ASHA Special Interest Group 1 issue, Perspectives on Language Learning and Education.

The article, titled, “More Than Words—The Hanen Program for Parents of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Teaching Model for Parent-implemented Language Intervention” discusses how the More Than Words® Program fulfills the key criteria (including how to teach and coach adults effectively) for successfully involving parents in their child’s early language intervention.

Weitzman, E. (2013) More Than Words—The Hanen Program for Parents of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Teaching Model for Parent-implemented Language Intervention. Perspectives on Language Learning and Education, 20, 86-95.

Read more about the More Than Words Program and what parents say about it here.

August 13, 2013

Hanen Member Interest Group in Melbourne

Hanen members meet up in Melbourne with Australasian representative Cindy Smith to discus current issues and share their stories. Come join us if you’re close by!

When: Thursday Aug. 15 2013, 3 - 5 p.m.
Where: The Board Room, Department of Audiology and Speech Pathology, University of Melbourne, 550 Swanston St, Carlton 3053.

August 1, 2013

More Hanen e-Seminars now available on Demand!

We’ve just made most of our online training series available On Demand, so you can watch them at a time and a pace that works for you. Gain unlimited 30-day access to a variety of great topics and earn professional development hours from the comfort of your home or office!

Browse member topics
Browse non-member topics

July
July 17, 2013

Fern Sussman, our Director of Autism Services, recently presented at the Autism Society of America National Conference on what to do when a child doesn’t know how to play and which play activities will encourage a child to interact and communicate with both adults and peers. If you missed the conference, you can view the handouts here.

To learn more about how you can help children on the Autism Spectrum with our research-based More Than Words resources, click here.

July 10, 2013

Autism Society of America Annual Convention

Fern Sussman, Director of Autism Services, presents tomorrow at 1:30pm at the Autism Society of America Annual Convention . Her presentation, ROCK Your Play, will talk about how parents with autism can make the most of play to build a wide range of important skills in their child.

If you'll be at the convention, visit us at booth #311!

July 4, 2013

TVO interview

TVO Parents interviewed Elaine Weitzman, Hanen’s Executive Director, about the warning signs of language delay and the importance of getting help early.
Read the article

July 2, 2013

NAEYC Presentation

On June 10th, Janice Greenberg, our Director of Early Childhood Education Services, presented “Seeing is Believing – Using video coaching to enhance educators’ facilitation of emergent literacy” at the NAEYC-PDI Conference, to a full house!

If you couldn’t make NAEYC, you can still access the presentation handouts.
Download handouts.

June
June 20, 2013

16th Annual Summer Institute on ASD

More Than Words® Program Director Fern Sussman presents today at the 16th Annual Summer Institute on ASD, presented by the Autism Society of Vermont and the University of Vermont Department of Communication Sciences Disorders.

Presentation: Helping Verbal Children with ASD Tune in to Others

June 3, 2013

If you’re going to San Francisco...

Visit us at the NAEYC PDI Convention from June 9-12! Drop by booth #205 and don’t miss Program Director Janice Greenberg’s presentation on June 10th: "Seeing is Believing: Using video coaching to enhance educators’ facilitation of emergent literacy in preschool classrooms"

May
May 13, 2013

It Takes Two to Talk® in Saudi Arabia!

Hanen Instructor Judi Thornton visits Jeddah, Saudi Arabia this week to offer the country’s first It Takes Two to Talk workshops.

May 6, 2013

It Takes Two to Talk® in South Africa!

Hanen Instructor Anne McDade just got back from Port Elizabeth, South Africa where she offered the country’s first 2 It Takes Two to Talk® workshops.

April
April 30, 2013

Academic presentation

Our U.S. representative Toby Stephan presents to students today at Armstrong Atlantic State University in Savannah, GA.

Learn more about Hanen university presentations here.

April 25, 2013

We’re at NJSHA 2013!

Hanen's US Representative Toby Stephan presents today at the New Jersey Speech-Language-Hearing Association Convention!

Presentation: Getting Parents Involved in Language Intervention: Collaborative Goal Planning

Visit us at Booth #24 if you'll be there!

March
March 25, 2013

A new report from the CDC suggests that more and more children are now being diagnosed with autism. New estimates are 1 in 50 children. The increased rates are mostly in an older age group (6-13) and consist largely of milder forms of the disorder. Given the advanced age at which these children are being diagnosed, early identification of autism is more important than ever.

The new finding also suggests an increasing need for a program like TalkAbility™, the Hanen program for parents of verbal, high-functioning children ages 3-7.

Learn more about TalkAbility.

March 20, 2013

Online training now available on demand!

The first e-Seminar in our new On Demand Series is now available -- Starting Early: Red Flags and Treatment Tips for Toddlers on the Autism Spectrum. This On Demand option lets professionals access this popular e-Seminar at a time and a pace that's convenient for them.
Earn 2 professional development hours.

Learn More

March 15, 2013

Presenting at OSLHA

Hanen Program Director, Janice Greenberg, presents this Saturday at the Ohio Speech-Language-Hearing Association (OSLHA) Annual Convention. Topic: Building Literacy in Early Childhood Classrooms.

If you’re attending the convention, visit us at booth #27!

March 12, 2013

First It Takes Two to Talk® Workshop in Malaysia!

We’re excited to be sending Hanen workshops to more and more countries around the world! From March 11-13th, our Australian representative Cindy Smith is offering Malaysia’s first It Takes Two to Talk Certification Workshop in Kuala Lumpur.

February
February 25, 2013

Presenting at the TSHA Annual Convention

Hanen’s US Representative Toby Stephan will present at the Texas Speech-Language-Hearing Association Convention on March 8th from 10:45-12:45. If you’re attending the convention, visit us at booth #210!

February 8, 2013

Presenting at the GSHA Annual Convention

Our US representative Toby Stephan presents at the Georgia Speech and Hearing Association Convention on February 8.

Presentation title: Getting Parents Involved in Early Language Intervention: Collaborative Goal Planning

February 4, 2013

CTV news interview with Fern Sussman!

Our very own Autism Services Director, Fern Sussman, author of More Than Words and TalkAbility, was interviewed on CTV news following the Children’s Autism Services Conference in Edmonton. Fern discusses the More Than Words approach, and what parents can do to build communication in their children with autism. Watch the interview.

February 1, 2013

Presenting at the Children’s Autism Services of Edmonton 6th Annual Conference

More Than Words® and TalkAbility™ Program Director Fern Sussman presents at the Children’s Autism Services of Edmonton 6th Annual Conference on January 31st – February 2nd.

Morning Presentation: Getting Started: Strategies from the More Than Words® Program
Afternoon Presentation: Helping Verbal Children with ASD Tune In (Based on the TalkAbility™ Program)

February 1, 2013

Indian Speech and Hearing Association

Australian representative Cindy Smith presents today at the Indian Speech and Hearing Association. The 3-hour session offers a brief introduction to all Hanen programs.

January
January 18, 2013

Connect with us on LinkedIn!

Take a look at our new company profile and be one of the first to join the Hanen Interest Group!

January 10, 2013

First Hanen training for early interventionists: Building Children's Communication by Building Caregiver Responsiveness

Our US representative, Toby Stephan, will lead this new training on responsive language strategies and working collaboratively with families. First training will take place in Washington, DC on January 31-February 1, 2013.

January 7, 2013

What better way to start the New Year than by sharing with your team members!

Save 10%- 15% off all e-Seminar registrations when attending with your colleagues.

December
December 18, 2012

Happy Holidays from The Hanen Centre!

December 10, 2012

First ABC and Beyond™ workshop in the UK!

Hanen’s newest workshop, ABC and Beyond, makes its British debut in Hamilton, Scotland on Dec. 10-11!

December 7, 2012

First It Takes Two to Talk® in Hong Kong in over 15 years!

After a long time away, Hanen Instructor Judy Ball is thrilled to be going back to Hong Kong to offer two back-to-back It Takes Two to Talk® workshops! (Dec. 15-17 and Dec. 19-21).

November
November 26, 2012

Presenting at the GSHA Convention

US Representative Toby Stephan's presentation, "Getting Parents Involved in Language Intervention: Collaborative Goal Planning", has been accepted to the 2013 Georgia Speech-Language Hearing Association Annual Convention! He will present on Friday, February 8, 2013 from 8:30 to 10:30am.

November 20, 2012

Janice Greenberg presents to educators in Alberta

This week, Hanen Program Director Janice Greenberg travels to Alberta to offer a series of presentations to early childhood educators. Based on content from the ABC and Beyond™ and Learning Language and Loving It™ Programs, Janice will discuss how educators can use the Hanen approach to build language and literacy during everyday classroom activities and conversations.

November 16, 2012

We're having a great time at ASHA!

Visit us at Booth #1121 for discounts, giveaways and more!

Visit our ASHA page

November 15, 2012

Target Word Presentation at ASHA!

Cindy Earle, Hanen’s Target Word® Program Director, will present today at 4:30pm! She'll discuss how Target Word fulfills the recommended criteria for an initial, diagnostic intervention for young children with expressive language delays and children who may have motor speech difficulties.

View the presentation slides. (Slides may take a few minutes to load)

November 14, 2012

ASHA 2012

We’re excited to be at the ASHA convention this Thursday to Saturday! Visit our ASHA page to find out more about what we’ll be up to while we’re there!

October
October 31, 2012

New Hanen e-Seminar – Making Book Reading a Time for Interaction and Conversation.

Open to SLPs and ECE Consultants/trainers, this very practical e-Seminar provides specific interactive book reading strategies for sharing with parents and educators or using in your day-to-day work with children to promote emergent literacy skills. Learn more.

October 31, 2012

November Hanen Interest groups in the US

Hanen's US representative, Toby Stephan, will be meeting up with members in California and Washington!

When: Thursday November 8th 6:30 to 8:30
Where: First United Methodist Preschool, 1200 East H Street, Chula Vista, California 91910

When: Tuesday, November 27, 2012 6:30 to 8:30
Where: Northwest Center, Conference Room, 7272 West Marginal Way South, Seattle, WA 98108

October 29, 2012

Selected to present at TSHA!

Hanen US Representative Toby Stephan has just been selected to present at the Texas Speech-Language-Hearing Association 2013 Annual Convention on March 7-9, 2013! Toby’s presentation, “Getting Parents Involved in Language Intervention: Collaborative Goal Planning” will be held on Friday March 9th at 10:45am at the Dallas Convention Center in Dallas, Texas.

October 26, 2012

It Takes Two to Talk® in Hong Kong!

It’s confirmed! Two back-to-back It Takes Two to Talk workshops will be held in Hong Kong on Dec. 15-17 and Dec. 19-21! Hanen Instructor Judy Ball is delighted to be travelling from Canada to offer these two workshops.

October 25, 2012

2012 Geneva Centre for Autism International Symposium

We're at the 2012 Geneva Centre for Autism International Symposium in Toronto today and tomorrow! Visit us at Booth #11! All Hanen resources are 25% off when you buy onsite, and you can enter a draw to win a free More Than Words® book and DVD combo pack or a free TalkAbility™ guidebook!

October 3, 2012

First ABC and Beyond™ Workshop Down Under!

Australia’s first ABC and Beyond workshops will be held in Brisbane on Oct. 4-5 and in Sydney on Oct. 9-10.

October 2, 2012

Hanen Member Interest Group will be hosted by Language Builders in Ventura County on October 18th

Toby Stephan, Hanen's US representative, is excited to be meeting with members in the Ventura County region to discuss common issues.

October 1, 2012

Hanen University Presentations

This month, Hanen’s US Representative will be offering Hanen presentations at the following universities:

  • Mercy College (New York, NY), October 1
  • Hofstra University (Long Island, NY), October 1
  • State University of New York-Fredonia (Fredonia, NY), October 3
  • Buffalo State College (Buffalo, NY), October 4
  • Duquesne University (Pittsburg, PA), October 5
September
September 29, 2012

It Takes Two to Talk® Workshop coming to Copenhagen!

We’re excited to be back in Denmark! Hanen will offer the country’s first It Takes Two to Talk workshop in 10 years on October 8-10 in Copenhagen!

September 20, 2012

Hot off the press: ABC and Beyond™ Posters!

These colourful new reminders outline key steps in major strategies from the ABC and Beyond guidebook. Learn more

September 9, 2012

First It Takes Two to Talk® workshop in the Philippines!

Hanen Workshop Instructor Nancy Johnson will travel to the Philippines to offer the country’s first It Takes Two to Talk® workshop in Manila on Sept. 17-19, 2012.

September 4, 2012

Hanen University Presentations

This month, Hanen’s US and Australian Representatives will be offering Hanen presentations at the following universities:

  • Rockhurst University (Kansas City, MO), September 10
  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln (Lincoln, NE), September 11
  • Truman State University (Kirksville, MO), September 12
  • Massey University (Palmerston North, NZ), September 12
  • University of Auckland (Auckland, NZ) September 12
  • St Louis University (St. Louis, MO), September 13
  • University of Canterbury (Christchurch, NZ), September 13
  • Southern Illinois University-Carbondale (Carbondale, IL), September 14
  • Southeast Missouri State University (Cape Girardeau, MO), September 14