Speech and Hearing Associates is excited to announce that our certified Hanen provider will be offering the virtual It Takes Two to Talk® Hanen Program! The virtual workshop is for parents of children under the age of 5 years who have been diagnosed with language delays.
The virtual program will be held on Thursdays from January 21st through March 11, 2021 from 6:30 – 9 pm.
The workshop consists of eight (8) two and one-half hour small group sessions led by our Hanen certified speech language pathologist. In addition, three (3) individual one-on-one sessions with parent(s), child, and SLP will be scheduled to provide family specific practice of learned skills.
This evidence-based program, which was developed by The Hanen Centre®, is well-known around the world. Studies on It Takes Two to Talk® have shown that when parents learn to use the program’s strategies, their children’s communication skills improve. Our program is a perfect complement to individual speech-language therapy and may be an effective way to address speech and language delays when speech therapy is not covered by insurance.
What should I expect from this workshop?
The virtual model allows you to attend the program from the comfort of your own home and interact with your child in an environment familiar to him.
A virtual program is similar to taking an online class. The parent-only sessions are live, and you log in to a videoconferencing software that makes it easy to interact with your speech-language pathologist and the other parents in the group. There are separate video feedback sessions for just you and your child when the speech pathologist records you interacting with your child while you apply the strategies you have learned. You and your speech-language pathologist then review and discuss the recording, which helps you identify what’s working well and what you can modify to help your child even more.
The below video will demonstrate the type of high-quality interactions you will learn through the completion of the course.
Who runs the workshop?
Ruzanna Amram-Paez, our certified Hanen Speech-Language Pathologist will be the instructor for this workshop. Ruzanna joined Speech and Hearing Associates in 2014 and is bilingual in English and Russian.