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Hanen - It Takes Two to Talk® 

The Hanen Program® for Parents of Children with Language Delays

The Hanen - It Takes Two to Talk Program is designed specifically for parents of young children (birth to 5 years of age) who have been identified as having a language delay. In a small, personalized group setting, parents learn practical strategies to help their children learn language naturally throughout their day together. 

During the Hanen - It Takes Two to Talk program, you will learn:

  • How your child communicates right now and the next steps to take

  • What motivates your child to communicate

  • How to engage your child in back and forth conversations, even before they can talk

  • How to turn everyday activities into opportunities for your child to learn language

  • How to fine-tune what you say so your child can understand you and learn new words and ideas

Our Hanen It Takes Two to Talk program will be delivered online.

 Hanen It Takes Two to Talk
group dates


2024 registrations open! 

Thursday evening program


September 5 - November 28

Have questions? Book a free 15-minute consultation with Monique to learn more about our Hanen It Takes Two to Talk program


What's involved in It Takes Two to Talk?

The Hanen "It Takes Two to Talk" program is a parent-focused intervention for children 0-5 with language delays. The program focuses on building language skills in play and everyday routines.


It Takes Two to Talk includes:

4 x individual sessions

7 x parent group sessions 


What strategies will you learn?

  • Follow the child's lead

  • Build a back-and-forth interaction

  • Focus on communication in everyday activities

  • Support language use through repetition and expansion

  • Add language to build understanding of the world

  • Set realistic communication goals for your child


How much does the program cost?

Our Hanen programs are $1850 ($168.18 per session).

The fee includes a copy of the program guidebook.

You can use NDIS funding for Hanen Programs.


Frequently Asked Questions

What do you need for online sessions? - High speed internet connection - Laptop or tablet (mobile phones are not ideal for telehealth as it's hard to see the program slides and each other) - Email access - PDF reader e.g. adobe

How does telehealth work? Telehealth is a service delivery model where we consult together over an online, video-based platform e.g. Zoom. Telehealth is great for early intervention because it means we can see children in their most comfortable environment. We will send you links and resources to prepare for your telehealth sessions, and let you know if there are any specific materials (e.g. favourite toys or specific books) that we will focus on using together.

What is video feedback? Video feedback involves recording a parent and child during a therapy session, and then reviewing the video with parents and caregivers in order to provide feedback and support. This technique can help parents to better understand their child's needs, and can provide valuable insights into how to support their child's development. We have a strengths-based approach and focus on helping parents see what they do well.

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