Workshops

It Takes Two to Talk®/ The Hanen Program® for Parents: 

It Takes Two to Talk® is a family-focused training program for parents of young children (age 0-5) with language difficulties.  Parents participate in group training sessions and receive individual consultation services including videotaping and feedback to learn how to create and take advantage of everyday opportunities to foster their child's language development.  Please contact us about our next scheduled workshop series, if you are interested.

Teacher Workshops (for classroom teachers)

Bridges to Communication offers workshops for teachers, professionals in other disciplines and administrators, covering a variety of topics. Below you will find an example of one seminar we offer. Please contact us to learn more about the workshops we offer.

Information about the Hanen Program for Professionals and Administrators:

This workshop is for professionals who are interested in learning more about the Hanen program, It Takes Two to Talk, an evidence-based program which trains parents to be their child's primary language facilitator, a key element in successful early language intervention. 

The presentation addresses the following questions:
  • Why is there such a need for early intervention (brief discussion)?
  • Why should parents be trained and involved in early intervention services?
  • Why should you/your agency consider the It Takes Two to Talk program to train parents and caregivers?
  • What is involved in running the It Takes Two to Talk program and how can it work for you/your agency?
  • Who is appropriate for this program: Case Examples.

For more information about this presentation or for general questions about the Bridges to Communication's offering of It Takes Two to Talk, please contact Jill Flores at bridgestocommunication@gmail.com.

Enhancing Communication Skills in Young Preschoolers

A seminar for classroom educators and administrators

How does language develop at the preschool level?
What are some common communication difficulties that preschool children have?
What are some ways that preschool teachers can support children with language development in the classroom?

Available upon request. Contact us for more information.