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Hanen Programs

More than Words

TalkAbility

Children aged 1-6 (contact us to discuss your child)

You will learn how to:

  • Encourage your child to communicate

  • Develop back-and-forth interactions

  • Help your child understand

  • Develop your child’s play skills

  • Help your child make friends

Children aged 4-9 (contact us to discuss your child)

You will learn how to:

  • Help your child to have back-and-forth conversations

  • Encourage your child to pay attention to the social messages people send non-verbally

  • Help your child tune in to what other people are thinking

  • Help your child tell stories and play imaginatively

  • Help your child make friends

The programs involve:

  • 1 evening orientation session

  • 8-9 evening training sessions with a small group of parents

  • A Hanen Certified Speech Pathologist running the program

  • A pre-program visit for you and your child with the Speech Pathologist

  • 3-4 individual visits for you and your child with the Speech Pathologist

Benefits:

Practical strategies you can use anytime, anywhere

An evidence based, reputable program 

A chance to connect with other parents

“My son has made incredible strides due to your program. He has surprised a lot of people. What I really love about the program is that we are taught to work with our children. After all, a Speech Pathologist may see them once a week, but we are with them around the clock, so if we can help with their speech it is actually a more beneficial situation for the children. Your course is invaluable and a must-do for parents, relatives and friends. I am forever grateful” 
– Debra, mother of 4-year-old Anthony

“After my child learned to talk, I didn’t know what to do next – I just knew he needed more help. The TalkAbility program gave me 1000 new ideas on how to help him progress to the next level, both in his conversation and play with other children. He still plays with the little boy he met through the program. 
- Tracy, mother of Aiden