Guidebooks and DVDs for Healthcare Professionals

If your role includes supporting young children and their families to build communication or literacy skills, Hanen resources can enrich your work with pracical, research-based strategies.

Language Delays

It Takes Two to Talk® Guidebook and DVD

Designed specifically for parents of children with language delays, the It Takes Two to Talk guidebook and DVD show parents practical ways to use the everyday activities they’re already doing with their child to promote strong language skills. Sharing these resources with parents will help them become their child’s primary language teacher and enable them to extend their child’s learning into every part of the day.

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Make Play R.O.C.K.™ Booklet Series

This three-part booklet series is designed specifically for parents of young children on the autism spectrum or who have communication difficulties to help them promote their child’s play skills during everyday interactions and play activities. Each booklet focuses on one critical aspect of play (people play, early toy play and pretend play) and shows parents how they can effectively promote their child’s skills while having fun together.

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More Than Words® Guidebook and DVD

Addressing the specific needs of young children on the autism spectrum, the More Than Words® guidebook and Companion DVD can be shared with parents to show them how to build their child’s communication and social skills during everyday routines and play.

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TalkAbility™ Guidebook

The TalkAbility™ guidebook helps parents and professionals support the special language abilities and social skills that lead to more successful conversations and relationships. The guidebook contains strategies that can be applied to everyday routines and interactions to deepen children's understanding of language and social cues, and to help them have more extended conversations with adults and peers. These research-based strategies also help to deepen adults' understanding of children's perspectives and build on their unique strengths and interests to help them learn in ways that are natural and fun.

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Language and literacy development
in typically developing children

I’m Ready!™ guidebook
How to Prepare Your Child for Reading Success

The I’m Ready! guidebook provides simple strategies and concrete examples for promoting the critical early literacy skills that prepare young children for success in school. This highly accessible resource is perfect for sharing with parents to show them how easy and fun it can be to build their child’s early literacy skills during everyday routines and activities. Professionals who work directly with young children will also find the research-based strategies helpful in their day-to-day early literacy initiatives.

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Learning Language and Loving It™ Guidebook and DVD

If you consult to educators in early childhood settings, you may share the Learning Language and Loving It guidebook and DVD with educators to help them create enriched and inclusive learning environments that foster the social, language and literacy development of preschool children.

The guidebook’s three-pronged approach aimed at prevention, intervention and enrichment ensures that all children in the classroom benefit, including those who are falling behind.

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ABC and Beyond™: Building Emergent Literacy in Early Childhood Settings

The ABC and Beyond focuses specifically on the promotion of emergent literacy skills in early childhood settings, and may be shared with educators to show them practical, research-based strategies for building vocabulary and making literacy-learning a fun and natural part of everyday conversations and activities.

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You make the Difference® Guidebook and DVD

You Make the Difference focuses on the importance of the parent-child relationship in helping parents build the best possible foundations for their child’s learning. Parents discover simple things they can do to build their child’s confidence during everyday interactions by sharing in the child’s experiences and giving them opportunities to take the lead.

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