Support for Faculty Members of Speech-Language Pathology Departments: Language Delay Resources

If you’re a faculty member in a department of speech-language pathology or communication disorders, you may find the It Takes Two to Talk® guidebook and DVD to be helpful in exposing your students to a naturalistic approach to working with children with language delays. You can demonstrate specific research-based interaction strategies and how these facilitate the child’s communication development.

Your students will learn a great deal by viewing contrast video examples of parents not applying and then successfully applying the It Takes two to Talk strategies by observing the impact on the child. As required reading and viewing, or simply as a helpful aid to demonstrate the approach you’re teaching, It Takes Two to Talk resources are an invaluable tool for demonstrating to students how to put naturalistic intervention into practice.

Click the link below to view the It Takes Two to Talk Research Summary:

To read more about It Takes Two to Talk resources and to see how speech-language pathologists use them in their clinical practice, click on the following link:

Complimentary guidebook

If you intend to include the It Takes Two to Talk guidebook as required reading for a course you’re teaching, you may be eligible for a complimentary copy. Please send an email to [email protected] for more information.

Bringing Hanen to your school

Since 2007, The Hanen Centre has offered a limited number of complimentary presentations to universities in North America and Australia as part of its student outreach program. Offered by Hanen instructors, this engaging presentation introduces students and faculty to our unique approach to empowering parents to become their child’s primary language facilitator.

You can find out more about Hanen’s university presentation by clicking the link below:


Become Hanen Certified

It Takes Two to Talk – The Hanen Program® for Parents of Children with Language Delays shows parents how they can become their child’s primary language facilitator and use responsive interaction strategies consistently and effectively across contexts. Grounded in research and based on the principles of adult education, this evidence-based program is offered by Hanen Certified SLPs all around the world.

To become certified to lead the It Takes Two to Talk program, SLPs can attend the three-day intensive It Takes Two to Talk Certification Workshop. Here you gain a comprehensive framework for working effectively with families and you go home with a set of outstanding resources that can be used with parents in group as well as one-to-one settings.

Learn more about the It Takes Two to Talk Certification Workshop