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Paperback It Takes Two to Talk: A Practical Guide for Parents of Children with Language Delays Book

ISBN: 0921145195

ISBN13: 9780921145196

It Takes Two to Talk: A Practical Guide for Parents of Children with Language Delays

This updated edition of The Hanen Center's classic guidebook is a must-have for parents, speech-language pathologists and others who work with or care for young children with language delays. It Takes... This description may be from another edition of this product.


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Just the BEST book for any language delayed family to read!

I've had this book for over 2 years now and it has been a great resource for our family. My son was diagnosed with a language delay/PDD and this was one of the first books I bought, and still use it to this day. It takes you through each level and how to encourage speech-From no words on up. My son has come a long way not only because of therapy, but because my husband and I learned how to encourage language in every day activities. Written so as it's easy to understand - Not a textbook. Buy this book!!!!!!!!

Was not like any other book!

I got tired of reading books that told me the specifics of why this was happening to my son instead of telling me how to go about fixing it. This book gives you specific ways to start your child on the path to speech when encountering delays. It doesn't tell you what synapses of the brain aren't tells you how to engage your child to want to speak with easy daily routines. A definite awesome read for anyone who has a child with speech delay, no matter how trivial or severe.

Great resource for parents to accompany Hanen course

I purchased the textbook while I was taking the Hanen class offered through my county. If you can take a course in addition to reading the book that would be ideal, but its a wonderful resource on its own. The books is a quick and easy read, its not overly technical, the writing is very simplistic. There are plenty of examples of the strategies and techniques to help you figure out their key points. On a side note, it is written with a really nice tone of empathy. It is clear that the writers realize that many of the parents who are reading this book may have kids that have a variety of issues, and that speech may not be their only area of challenge/delay but they nicely ask you to examine things you might be doing (unknowingly) to further enable/impede your child. The book is written with a VERY encouraging tone, with lots of emphasis on helping your child reach their full potential and also pointing out the importance of being realistic with your expectations, and understanding the different stages that kids have to go through to acquire better language skills. Overall a fabulous book -- its a great investment in helping your child and a fabulous course to take if you have the option available to you.

Practical, easy to follow advice

I bought this book because my daughter has Down Syndrome and her language is delayed. We had been offered a place on a Hannen course, but it was cancelled, so I thought I'd try the book instead. It is well written, with illustrations that expand on the text giving examples of the suggested techniques. The advice is well explained, and the techniques easy to follow. The advice intuitively feels right when you follow it, but despite seeming like common sense it is useful having it all written down, as I certainly don't always follow common sense without some kind of prompt! There is also good advice on evaluating where your child is, so that you encourage the right level of communication. I'd recommend this book to anyone working with children with language delay, whether your own children or someone else's

The text book for Hanen Project

This is the text book for the Hanen Project. Hanen is a course that parents of speech delay children can go through to learn to speak with their children. This book is an excellent guide to understanding how to get through to your child. The methods used are simple and successful. This book is best utilized with the Hanen course, but taking the course is not necessary. The book has helped me break into my childs world and now we can play and he can say some words. I highly recommend this book if you are unable to communicate with your child.
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