Hanen Programs For Parents

Hastings Macleay Speech Pathology have Hanen certified speech pathologists who have received special training in order to deliver family-focused programs for parents. Keep reading below to find out more information about the different programs we are offering. 

It Takes Two to Talk ®

'It Takes Two to Talk' ® is a program for parents of young children (up to 5 years of age) who have language delays. This is an evidence-based program, developed by the Hanen Centre, and provides parents with strategies to help improve their children’s communication skills.

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What the Program Offers

A consultation for you and your child with Speech Pathologist Katia Ringbauer before the program starts.
 

A series of informative and personalised classes for small groups of parents.
 

Three individual consultations with your Speech Pathologist.

Let Your Child Lead: You will learn about how your child expresses their feelings, needs, and interests and strategies to interact with them.

Follow your child’s lead: You’ll learn about how to respond immediately to what your child tells you in ways that help them learn language.

Take Turns to Keep the Interaction Going: You’ll learn how to adjust daily routines to build communication opportunities.

Add Language to the Interaction: You’ll learn how to add words to the interaction to help your child express themselves and learn about the world.

Learn ways to add language with books, music and play

What Parents Learn

2022 Term 1 Dates

Session & Topic

Orientation
Pre-program consultation
Group session 1: Let your Child Lead
Group session 2: Follow your Child's Lead
Individual visit 1
Group session 3: Take Turns to Keep the Interaction Going
Group session 4: Add Language to the Interaction
Group session 5: Add Language to Build Understanding
Individual visit 2
Group session 6: Let's play!
Group session 7: Sharing Books
Individual visit 3
Group session 8: Moving Forward with Music

 

Date & Information

26th April starting 6:00 pm
Arranged with family
10th May
17th May
Between sessions 2-3
31st May
7th June
21st June
Between sessions 5-6
5th July
19th July
Between sessions 7-8
2nd August

More Than Words ®

'More Than Words' ® is a program for parents of young children (typically 3 to 7 years) who have Autism Spectrum Disorder or with social communication difficulties. This is an evidence-based program, developed by the Hanen Centre, and parents will learn specific, research-based strategies to support their child's social communication and play skills, while also connecting and having more fun together.

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What the Program Offers

A consultation for you and your child with Speech Pathologist Katia Ringbauer before the program starts.
 

A series of informative and personalised classes for small groups of parents.
 

Three individual consultations with your Speech Pathologist.

What motivates your child to communicate

How to use your knowledge about your child to set appropriate and realistic goals

How to make interactions with your child last longer

Tips for using pictures and print to help your child’s understanding

Strategies for how to talk so that your child understands you

Strategies for developing your child’s play skills

Ways to help your child make friends

What Parents Learn

2022 Term 1 Dates

Session & Topic

Orientation
Group session 1: Follow Your Child's Lead
Group session 2: Keep the Interaction Going
Individual visit 1
Group session 3: R.O.C.K in People Play
Group session 4: Help Your Child Learn With Daily Routines
Individual Visit 2
Group session 5:
Take Out the Toys
Group session 6: Expand Your Child's Play
Group session 7: Bring on the Books
Individual visit 3
Group session 8: Bringing it all Together


 

Date & Information

26th April starting 6:00 pm
9th May
23rd May
Between sessions 2-3
6th June
20th June
Between sessions 4-5
4th July
11th July
18th July
Between sessions 7-8
1st August

Contact

To register your interest please send a message to the below email