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  • Genna Nichol

It Takes Two to Talk® The Hanen Program®

Updated: Jun 3, 2020

Does your child have difficulties using language and/or understanding language?

Is your child between the ages of 12 and 30 months?

Do you want to learn evidence-based, effective strategies to develop your child's communication, play and interaction skills?

Aspire Speech is certified to offer It Takes Two to Talk® The Hanen Program® designed for parents of children with language delays.

During the 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 he can talk;

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

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

In this time of restrictions and social distancing in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, we're pleased to offer this program via telepractice to families across Ontario. The program is led by Genna Nichol, a Hanen-certified and Ontario-registered Speech Language Pathologist and founder of Aspire Speech. The 13 sessions are divided as follows:

  • an orientation session;

  • personalized pre-consultation/assessment of child's understanding and use of language;

  • 8 parent group sessions lasting 2 hours scheduled via teleconference;

  • 3 individual parent coaching sessions.

You can learn more about this reputable program directly from the The Hanen Centre, including how Hanen programs are being delivered via telepractice. Contact Aspire Speech today to see if the program is right for you!

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