Written in simple language and filled with colourful illustrations, this beautiful guidebook shows parents how to help their child communicate and learn language during everyday activities like mealtime, bath time, playtime and book reading. An invaluable resource for parents whose children range from those at the very earliest stages of communication to those who have begun to talk in short sentences. Also valuable for SLP/Ts and other professionals who provide support and service to families of young children with language delays.
"The Hanen Centre has, once again, done a terrific job of making the information in this newest edition of It Takes Two to Talk accessible to families and professionals, who can rely on the fact that the intervention strategies are based on years of research that support their usefulness in promoting improved communication skills in children with language delays."
Cynthia Cress, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
Associate Professor of Communication Disorders
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Table of Contents:
Learn More About Your Child’s Communication
Understand your child’s communication better and identify his specific stage of communication development so that you know what to expect next.
Let Your Child Lead
Discover how to get “in-tune” with your child’s communication and interests so that he’ll be more motivated to interact and communicate with you.
Follow Your Child’s Lead
Learn how to build your child’s confidence and communication skills by responding with interest to what your child tells you.
Take Turns to Keep the Interaction Going
Discover techniques to prolong interactions with your child to enhance his learning.
Use Routines to SPARK an Interaction
Find out how to use routines to introduce your child to turn-taking and having conversations.
Add Language to the Interaction
Learn how to add language to interactions in ways that will help your child understand and, when he’s ready, express himself.
Learn how to use play activities to build your child’s language skills.
Discover new ways to share books with your child that will help her learn language.
Moving Forward with Music
Discover the magic of using music to help your child communicate.