Hanen: It Takes Two to Talk®

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Be your child’s partner in communication.

Children develop at different rates, and it’s hard not to compare them to others. As a parent, you know your child better than anyone, and can see when something isn’t quite right. Open a world of possibility, by learning where your child is on their path to quality communication, and becoming their most important partner on that journey.

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Age

Adults
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Diagnosis

  • Attention Deficit (Hyperactive) Disorder
  • Charge Syndrome
  • Cornelia de Lange Syndrome
  • Deaf/Hearing Impairment
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  • Developmental Delay (0-8 years only)
  • Down Syndrome
  • Dyslexia
  • Encephalitis
  • Facial Auricular Vertebral Syndrome
  • Fragile X Syndrome
  • Intellectual Disability
  • Microcephaly
  • Moyamoya Disease
  • Prader-Willi Syndrome
  • Rett Syndrome
  • Speech Impairment
  • Trisomy 18
  • Williams Syndrome
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Hanen: It Takes Two To Talk® will help you to:

  • Recognise your child’s level and style of communication
  • Identify signs that will indicate when your child is ready to upskill their language
  • Motivate and empower your child to improve their communication and interactions with others
  • Adjust everyday routines to encourage your child to take turns and keep interactions going.

Hanen: It Takes Two To Talk® does this by empowering you to help your child reach the following three goals:

  • Improved ability to initiate conversation
  • Improved confidence in communication
  • Improved turn-taking and back-and-forth interactions.

The program will give you practical strategies you can use in everyday situations.

FAQ

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What is Hanen: It Takes Two to Talk®?

Hanen: It Takes Two to Talk® is a workshop for parents that teaches you how to become your child’s most important language teacher.

Who is it for?

Hanen: It Takes Two to Talk® is designed for parents of children aged 8 and under who are experiencing language delays.

How long does the program run for?

Hanen: It Takes Two to Talk® is comprised of seven sessions, starting with a meeting in your home, followed by clinic sessions at a Rocky Bay hub. Each session is generally 1-2 hours in length. The clinic sessions are not suitable for children to attend. You are welcome to bring up to 2 parents/carers from your child’s life to learn the skills and build consistency in your care.

What funding is available?

Hanen: It Takes Two to Talk® can be funded using Block funds. NDIS funding is available if you, or the person you care for has Training for Carers in their NDIS plan.

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