Hanen Centre’s “It Takes Two to Talk” workshop set for Sept. 28

Hanen Centre’s “It Takes Two to Talk” workshop set for Sept. 28

26 Sep 2016    

A free workshop for students featuring The Hanen Program for Parents model for family-focused early language intervention for young children will be held Wednesday, Sept. 28, at Ruth Leverton Hall.

The two-hour workshop is scheduled to begin at 1:30 p.m. in Ruth Leverton Room 204, located on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s East Campus. The workshop will be presented by Toby Stephan, a trained instructor from the Hanen Centre, which is a not-for-profit organization based in Canada that is dedicated to addressing delays in language development in young children.

The “It Takes Two to Talk” program is a parent-coaching strategy that helps parents learn techniques for promoting their young children’s language. The approach is family-centered and uses group parent training, individualized coaching with parents playing with their children, and discussion of videotaped parent-child interactions and family goals with trained professionals. The goal of “It Takes Two to Talk” is to empower parents to become their child’s primary language facilitator and maximize child opportunities for communication in everyday situations.

For more information about the “It Takes Two to Talk” program, visit www.hanen.org

Special Education and Communication Disorders