An adapted Hanen program for parents of children with language delays.

Now via Telepractice!

Training Parents online to support their child’s communication

It Takes Two to Talk is a 10-week online program designed specifically for parents of young children (18 months to five years of age) who have language delays. In a small group setting, parents learn practical strategies to help their children communicate and interact during every-day activities. It Takes Two to Talk is a well-known evidence-based program developed by The Hanen Centre. Our new Telepractice model allows parents statewide to play a major role in their child’s early language intervention.

What Our Parents Say:

  • “It’s a great program that breaks down how your child communicates at each level and how to best promote further communication. I was doing a lot of things that were likely stalling my son’s communication. I’m way more aware of how to encourage his communication after taking this class."
  • “I enjoyed meeting other parents and learning from their journeys and struggles."
  • “I used to think that I had to narrate and describe everything to my son. This program made me realize I was taking over the conversation and I now say less. I focus my language more on what my son is experiencing and repeat key words."

Join Us If:

  • You want to learn practical and powerful strategies to help your child communicate and interact during every-day routines and activities
  • You want to learn how to engage your child in back and forth conversations, even before he or she can talk
  • You want to learn what motivates your child to communicate
  • Your child communicates by: not using any words or signs, using gestures, using single words/signs, using short two-word phrases/signs
  • You can attend sessions once a week for two hours

Program Highlights:

  • Program is led by a Hanen Certified Speech-Language Pathologist
  • Consultation for you and your child with a Hanen Certified Speech-Language Pathologist before the program begins
  • Two individual coaching sessions for you and your child with a Speech-Language Pathologist to practice learned strategies and receive one-on-one guidance
  • Eight parent training sessions
  • Each family receives a parent guidebook that follows the program’s content in an easy-to-understand format
Enroll your child in this program
Contact Kim Santaite at 310.328.0276 x 313 / kimberlys@ptnmail.org.