Hanen Parent Programs are research based and accessible and equip families with the skills to facilitate language during daily life and play and extend their child’s communication skills.

Programs offered by Communicology are called ‘It takes Two to Talk” and “More than Words”.

  • Both Programs consist of weekly online meetings over 13 weeks, in a combination of small group sessions and individual video feedback sessions, along with an individual pre-program consultation.

  • Total Program hours: 28-30 hours of time working with the therapist via group training sessions and individual video feedback sessions or consultations

  • As this is online Tele-Practice the sessions will be 90 minutes, not 150 minutes in length as happens in face-to-face Hanen. Ruth feels that online , focused concentration is difficult for longer than 90 minutes duration.  Additional session/s or individual consultation will be added to ensure all course content is covered.

Link to the Hanen Website for detailed information about Parent Programs

It Takes Two to Talk (for parents of children with developmental language/communication difficulties.)

It Takes Two to Talk Program is designed specifically for parents of young children (birth to 5 years of age) who have been identified as having a language delay. In a small, personalized group setting, parents learn practical strategies to help their children learn language naturally throughout their day together.

Find out more at the Hanen Website

More Than Words

The More Than Words Program was designed specifically for parents of children ages 5 and under on the autism spectrum and with other social communication difficulties. “Addressing the unique needs of these children, the program provides parents with the tools, strategies and support they need to help their children reach their full communication potential.”

Find out more at the Hanen Website

Program Calendar (provisional)

  • It Takes Two to Talk: August 2020 – January 2021
  • More than Words: August 2020 – January 2021
  • It Takes Two to Talk: October 2020 – March 2021
  • More than Words: October 2020 – March 2021

Group Times/ Schedule:

Specific days of the week will be confirmed later.

  • These are evening classes from 18:00 hrs – 19:30 hrs (British time)
  • There are Saturday classes from 13:00 hrs – 14.30 hrs (British time)

More About The Hanen Approach

The Hanen Centre

“The Hanen approach has led the way in changing early language intervention by putting parents first in order to help children best.

Many years ago, early language intervention involved speech-language pathologists “treating” a child in a therapy room with little or no parent involvement.”

“Research also showed that children learned best in their natural environments, where they were motivated to communicate with the important people in their lives. This required a significant change to the way speech therapy was offered to young children”.

“Ayala Hanen Manolson, a speech-language pathologist in Montreal, Canada, developed an innovative program for groups of parents whose children had significant language delays. This program did something novel: instead of giving the children speech therapy once a week, Ms Manolson gathered their parents in a group for a series of sessions and taught them how they could assume a primary role in helping their children develop improved communication skills.

The success of this program, which eventually became It Takes Two To Talk® – The Hanen Program® for Parents of Children with Language Delays, led to the establishment of The Hanen Centre and paved the way for the development of five other Hanen Programs®”