Collaborative Goal-Setting with Parents: Targeting Interaction Skills First

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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 0.15 ASHA CEUs (Introductory Level, Professional Arena)

Format: Recorded video
Access: 30 days unlimited

Course Overview

When a child has a language delay, everyone is eager to hear them use more words. But we know that if we jump right into language goals before establishing interaction skills, we’ve skipped a critical step in preparing children to learn language.

This e-seminar helps you create a shared understanding with parents on why interaction must come before language, and it offers concrete tools for collaborating effectively with parents to set interaction goals. You’ll have the opportunity to:

  • Enhance your understanding of the importance of interaction goals
  • Watch real-life examples of children with different communication styles and see how they could benefit from interaction goals
  • See clear video examples of how to collaborate with parents to set interaction goals
  • Learn how to use Hanen’s Stages of Communication Checklist and Five Key Interaction Questions to enhance parents’ understanding and participation in the goal-setting process.

Some of the content of this e-Seminar is drawn from the It Takes Two to Talk® workshop, and will be a review for It Takes Two to Talk-certified SLPs.

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this 1.5 hour e-seminar, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe social interaction theory and its impact on the goal-setting process during intervention
  2. Plan practical intervention goals that focus on enhancing the social communication skills of children with language delays
  3. Identify intervention strategies that parents apply during interactions to facilitate their child’s achievement of set intervention goals

Professional Development Hours

  • This session is offered for 0.15 ASHA CEUs (Introductory Level, Professional Arena)
  • 1.5 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

Note: If you are a parent, this e-Seminar will not meet your learning needs. Find out how Hanen can help you.

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