HANEN IT TAKES TWO TO TALK ®

It Takes Two to Talk® — The Hanen Program® for Parents of Children with Language Delays

Bloom will soon be running ‘It Takes Two To Talk’, the Hanen Program designed specifically for parents of young children (birth to 5 years of age) who have been identified as having a language delay. The It Takes Two to Talk Program teaches you, step-by-step, how to become your child’s most important language teacher.

In a small, personalized group setting, parents learn practical strategies to help their children learn language naturally throughout their day together.

The It Takes Two to Talk Program teaches you, step-by-step, how to become your child’s most important language teacher. The program shows you how to:

  • Recognize your child’s stage and style of communication so that you know which steps to take next
  • Identify what motivates your child to interact with you so you’ll know how to get conversations started
  • Adjust everyday routines to help your child take turns and keep interactions going
  • Follow your child’s lead to build his confidence and encourage him to communicate
  • Add language to interactions with your child to help him understand language and then use it when he is ready
  • Tweak the way you play and read books with your child to help him learn language
  • Change the way you speak to your child so that he’ll understand and learn new words

It Takes Two To Talk requires a significant time commitment from parents/carers in order to ensure the best possible learning experience.

PLEASE NOTE: Better Start Initiative (BSI) funding can be used to fund all or part of the program fee. Some private health funds may also provide a rebate.