Hanen Parent Training

Suitable for:

  • Parents

Run by:

  • CATTS Hanen Certified Speech and Language Therapist

 

 

Bookings / Enquiries:
Contact Us on +353 86 8882765 or mmorris@catts.ie

CATTS has Speech and Language Therapists fully certified in, and currently offering the following parent training programmes developed by the Hanen Centre in Canada:

  • It Takes Two to Talk
  • More Than Words
  • TalkAbility

To run a successful HanenTM Course requires the right mix of motivated participants. CATTS therefore runs these on a tailored basis once we have enough numbers to be successful. The HanenTM Programmes have had tremendous success worldwide and are recommended by therapists and parents alike. If you are interested in participating, please contact us, and we will discuss your place on the next available course with us. 


It Takes Two to Talk

It Takes Two to Talk® The Hanen Program® for Parents is a well-known model of family-focused early language intervention for young children with expressive and/or receptive language delays. The goal of It Takes Two to Talk is to enable parents to become their child’s primary language facilitator, thereby maximizing the child’s opportunities for communication development in everyday situations. It Takes Two to Talk is designed for toddlers and preschool-age children with specific language impairment, as well as to children with cognitive and developmental delays under age five.

Please follow the link for more information direct from the Hanen Centre website.

Cost per family (6 workshop sessions and 4 Home or Clinic visits)  €480


More Than Words

More Than Words® is a family-focused program that gives parents of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and related social communication difficulties, practical tools to help their children communicate.

Please follow the link for more information direct from the Hanen Centre website.

Cost per family (8 workshop sessions and 4 Home or Clinic visits) €650


TalkAbility

TalkAbility, The Hanen Program® for Parents of Verbal Children on the Autism Spectrum, is a family-focused program that gives parents of children aged 3 to 7 on the mild end of the Autism Spectrum Disorder scale practical tools to help their children communicate. These children can talk, but having extended conversations and making friends is very challenging for them.

By applying the TalkAbility strategies, parents and professionals will help verbal children on the Autism Spectrum:

  • Take appropriate turns in a conversation and then wait for others to take theirs.
  • Tune into what people say without words in a conversation.
  • Understand how other people feel and respond appropriately.
  • Learn how to play with other children and make friends.

Please follow the link for more information direct from the Hanen Centre website.
Cost per family (8 workshop sessions and 4 Home or Clinic visits) €650


The course fee for all three above courses does not include the cost of the book.  While we are happy to order books for participants, we have found that participants usually have already a copy of the relevant material, or may be able to purchase one second hand or borrow a copy from a parent support group.

 

In the meantime, if you would like to know more about The Hanen Centre, please follow this LINK to their website.