Boosting Bilingual Environments for Young Children: What the Research Says

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Hanen Member $45.00
Group $595 for a group of 15 ($40 per additional person)
ASHA CEUs   This session is offered for 0.2 ASHA CEUs (Introductory Level, Professional Arena)

Format: Recorded video
Access: 30 days unlimited

Course Overview

One of the largest demographic shifts in the last decade is the increase in the number of young children acquiring both the language of their family as well as the language of the larger community. Research indicates that supporting bilingualism from an early age can have wide-ranging benefits, but at the same time, data indicates that these children can lag behind in academic achievement. As a professional, it can be difficult to know how to include a second language or what to say to a concerned parent.

This e-Seminar explains how to best support the development of bilingual children by:

  • exploring the latest research on working with children learning more than one language
  • describing how to use this research to support their work and answer parent questions
  • sharing strategies that can be used by parents, practitioners or early childhood educators

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this 2 hour e-seminar, participants will be able to:

  • Explain typical bilingual language development
  • Provide evidence-based information in response to frequently asked questions regarding bilingualism
  • Apply specific interactive strategies to support an additive bilingual environment
  • Describe interactive strategies for parents and early childhood educators


Professional Development Hours

  • This seminar (Introductory Level, Professional Area) is registered for 0.2 ASHA CEUs. Full attendance and participation during the two hours is required. This course focuses on aspects of the Hanen approach to early language intervention and will include no or limited information on other similar or related products or services.
  • 2 professional development hours

Presenter Info

Financial: Tamara Stein, M.Sc.(A)–SLP(C) is a Speech-Language Pathologist who has worked with young children and their families since 2009. In her work at The Hanen Centre, Tamara contributed to the development of a variety of programs and resources. She now leads It Takes Two to Talk® and SPARK Communication™ workshops. She also uses Hanen resources in her clinical work with families and offers It Takes Two to Talk®, More Than Words®, I’m Ready™, TalkAbility™ and ABC and Beyond™ programs to parents and educators. Non-financial: No other relevant non-financial relationships exist.


  • Professionals who work with young children and their families
  • Speech-language pathology and early childhood education students

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