It Takes Two to Talk® Workshop


Available formats:

Speech-language pathologist/therapist

15 participants

PD hours or credits:
22.5 PD hours/ 2.25 ASHA CEUs



About this workshop

Achieving the best possible language outcomes for the children on your caseload includes involving and empowering the people who can make the biggest difference – their parents and caregivers.

The It Takes Two to Talk workshop offers an evidence-based framework for engaging and coaching parents of children with language delays so they can support their child’s communication development during fun, everyday interactions. By addressing the needs of parents as adult learners and helping them learn research-based, responsive interaction strategies, you transform early language intervention into the natural, ongoing process that leads to the best possible outcomes.

Workshop Highlights  
  • Training by a world leader in parent-implemented early language intervention
  • Convenient online setting
  • Interactive and personalized learning in a small group  
  • Practice and discussion opportunities to maximize your learning
  • Easy-to-use resources to put what you learn into practice right away
  • 2.15 CEUs or 21.5 professional development hours

Workshop components

Part 1 – Pre-workshop Assignment
Before the training, you'll complete an assignment to prepare you for full participation in the workshop. You’ll learn about the foundation of the Hanen approach, familiarize yourself with key principles of adult education, and start thinking about how the content may apply to a particular child on your caseload.

Part 2 – Virtual, interactive training
In a small online group, you'll participate in a series of highly interactive and personalized learning sessions. Each session includes discussion opportunities and small group activities with other participants as your Hanen instructor guides you through the process of teaching parents in the context of both an It Takes Two to Talk program and your everyday clinical practice. You’ll be able to practice and reflect on parts of the teaching process within small groups and receive feedback from your peers and the instructor.
View the It Takes Two to Talk workshop agenda

Note on attendance: All Hanen Certification Workshops require participants to attend the full three days of the workshop, as indicated on the workshop registration page. Full attendance is required in order to be awarded certification and a license to offer the It Takes Two to Talk Program.

Learning objectives 

By the end of this workshop, you will be able to:
  • Utilize principles of adult education to provide parents with the training, information and support they need to become their child’s primary language facilitator
  • Lead the It Takes Two to Talk Program for Parents of Children with Language Delays
  • Select appropriate communication goals for individual children based on program content
  • Provide coaching and effective feedback during one-to-one video feedback consultations with parents
  • Apply Hanen strategies and coaching principles in clinical practice and one-to-one consultations with children and their parents

What’s included

This workshop certifies you to:
    1. Lead the evidence-based It Takes Two to Talk Program for Parents of Children with Language Delays

    In this group program, parents learn to identify their child’s stage of communication, set appropriate communication goals and use research-based communication strategies during everyday interactions to help their child achieve those goals.

    Learn more about the program
    Read the research behind the program
    Hear what parents have to say about attending the program

    2. Use It Takes Two to Talk program materials in one-to-one contexts

    You’ll be able to use It Takes Two to Talk resources and apply the Hanen teaching method in your individual therapy sessions and everyday clinical practice.

    3. Obtain a license to offer It Takes Two to Talk via telepractice

    Once you've completed the It Takes Two to Talk workshop, you can obtain an It Takes Two to Talk telepractice license for a nominal fee. This license allows you to:
      •    offer the It Takes Two to Talk program to families via telepractice
      •    use It Takes Two to Talk materials in individual therapy sessions via telepractice

Practical materials
Once certified, you will gain digital access to:

It Takes Two to Talk Making Hanen Happen Leaders Guide
A session-by-session guide to leading the program, including handouts and checklists for use in both the program and one-to-one contexts.

It Takes Two to Talk PowerPoint slides
Presentation slides for the entire program, including real-life video examples of parents using It Takes Two to Talk strategies, which enhance parents' learning experience.
It Takes Two to Talk Member Resource Page
Take advantage of clinical resources that provide opportunities to refresh or refine your clinical practice – e.g. Let’s Talk Video feedback series (a comprehensive review of video feedback); online member meetings; selected free e-Seminars  

One-year Hanen Membership
Your workshop registration fee includes a one-year, renewable Hanen membership designed to offer continuous clinical support and learning opportunities.

Benefits of membership include:
  • Monthly research-based articles that break down current research and its application to working with families of children with language delays.
  • Access to advanced Hanen workshops, as well as a variety of free online learning sessions.
  • Exclusive member discounts on Hanen e-Seminars. 
  • Access to member-only products and promotions.
  • The chance to connect and share ideas with a worldwide community of Hanen-trained professionals.
  • Dedicated membership support, including consultation with Hanen clinical staff.

View a complete list of member benefits here.


“The workshop exceeded my expectations. I feel more confident in coaching parents and providing early intervention using this framework.”

“Really well delivered online. Lots of information to cover but done in a way that was really engaging, allowed for discussion with colleagues and breakouts with different groups of people.”

“This workshop was worth every penny! So glad I finally took it. I've learned so many practical strategies to improve my skills in parent education and training.”

“[This workshop] has opened my eyes to see how I can change and add strategies to my current practice as an SLP in private practice. The simulations were very helpful and the opportunity to practice with my fellow peers was helpful for me to gain feedback, self-reflect and learn.”

“What a wonderful workshop! I have learned so much – from strategies, how to talk with parents, how to use video feedback and so much more! This course has really inspired me to use parent coaching.”


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