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August 1, 2014

World Cup, Old Friends & The Rhineland

Janice Greenberg, Learning Language and Loving It Program Director, muses about her eventful Frankfurt experience...

I just got back from a fantastic trip to Frankfurt, Germany, where I had the pleasure of facilitating a Learning Language and Loving It Workshop to a very passionate and keen group of German early childhood education consultants and SLPs.

It was truly exciting to see such interest and enthusiasm from the Frankfurters (yes, this is really what you call people from Frankfurt!) in the Learning Language and Loving It philosophy and strategies. Germany has been attracting larger numbers of immigrants over the last few years and as a result, is being increasingly challenged by how to best meet the needs of young children for whom German is not the first language. Delivery of the Learning Language and Loving It Program in early years settings is being viewed as an effective way of enriching the language learning environment for the youngest members of their society.

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July 21, 2014

Hanen’s European Adventures

Veteran Hanen Instructor Toby Stephan just wrapped up a pair of It Takes Two To Talk workshops in Barcelona and Madrid!

July 2, 2014

Presentation in Frankfurt

Learning Language and Loving It™ Program Director, Janice Greenberg, presents to early childhood professionals in Frankfurt, Germany on June 30th.

Presentation: Hanen Program − Involving Early Childhood Educators in Language Development

June 6, 2014


We're gearing up for the NAEYC PDI Convention this Sunday−Wednesday!

If you'll be there, drop by our booth (#204) to check out Hanen's newest resources, get 25% off all guidebooks, DVDs and posters, enter our draw for 10 great prizes, and chat with Janice Greenberg, Learning Language and Loving It™ and ABC and Beyond™ Program Director.


May 28, 2014

Review on Hanen's I'm Ready! guidebook

A pediatric SLP has just reviewed Hanen's new guidebook, I'm Ready! How to Prepare Your Child for Reading Success. Read the review here and enter for your chance to win a free copy!


May 14, 2014

Success with It Takes Two to Talk®

A family shares the inspiring success story of their son, Elijah, after attending the It Takes Two to Talk Program.

Read article.

April 30, 2014

NJSHA Conference

We’ll be at the New Jersey Speech-Language Hearing Association conference from May 1-2. If you’ll be there, don’t miss our presentation!

Presentation title: Helping Parents Use Routines to Foster Children’s Social-Conversational Skills
Presenter: Cindy Conklin, Hanen It Takes Two to Talk® Program Director
Date: Thursday, May 1, 1:00-3:00PM

April 21, 2014

Presenting at the NYSHLA

Toby Stephan, Hanen US Representative and Instructor, will be presenting this Friday, April 25, at the NYSHLA conference in Saratoga Springs, NY. Toby’s presentation Getting Parents Involved in Language Intervention: Collaborative Goal Planning will take place from 10:00AM-12:00PM.

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 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 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 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 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 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!

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