Friday, May 6, 2011

It takes Two to talk

For the last four weeks I've been attending a workshop called It Takes two to Talk. Based on the Hanen Program. It teaches simple strategies to get your little one talking. The best part about it, is that it doesn't put any pressure on actually making the child talk. No constant pounding of sounds or words, no holding back something desired by the child until they "speak". It has been so educational and fun!
We were offered the program through our early intervention and I advise anyone who can get into one to do it.

It deals with children of all ages and delays and covers specifics for each. So whether your child is only a "discoverer", meaning no words yet or a "combiner", meaning putting more words together there is a specific method to help enhance their speech.

You will learn simple techniques to use while playing with your child to prompt them to speak. And with this program a look, eye contact, a laugh, all count as communication.

I really cannot say enough about it.

Here's the link to read more about it

I am so glad we were able to participate in this program while we were still in EI and before Em went to school. I really think it's going to help her. But if you have older children it's still beneficial to all ages so check it out!!!


Bulldogma said...

How awesome that is available where you are! Glad it's been so helpful :)

To Love Endlessly said...

It looks like a pretty cool program. There isn't one offered in NC, but I'll keep checking. :).

Melissa said...

I've heard good things about this program and really want to take it. I found one, but it's far away. I'm still hoping for a closer location!

Rochelle said...

Looks awesome! Glad you were able to participate.

Sweet Pea's Mommy said...

We just finished that program ourselves! It was really good! I've changed how I interact with Sweet Pea based on the class and I am seeing some amazing results!

We were able to attend it for free, but supposedly it costs a couple thousand if you paid normally. There is no way that I would pay that for the class, but free was great! The book is about $50 and it really teaches you a lot of the stuff you learn in the class so that could be an option for those interested.

Zoey's mom said...

I took that when Joe was little ... my little apraxia boy who now talks non stop!Great program and I felt think it really has come in handy with Miss Z too.

Have a great weekend.Hoping and praying good things came from the job fair.