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Janice Greenberg, Program Director at The Hanen Centre (Toronto), presented a workshop on Hanen Programs, which are specialized therapeutic programs involving intensive education of groups of parents (whose children have language delays) or educators (who work with young children in educational settings). Hanen programs are based on the philosophy that children learn to communicate within the natural conversations of everyday life and that parents and educators are the child’s best language facilitators if they are taught to do this effectively.

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Janice Greenberg, Program Director at The Hanen Centre (Toronto), presented a workshop on Hanen Programs, which are specialized therapeutic programs involving intensive education of groups of parents (whose children have language delays) or educators (who work with young children in educational settings). Hanen programs are based on the philosophy that children learn to communicate within the natural conversations of everyday life and that parents and educators are the child’s best language facilitators if they are taught to do this effectively. Hanen Programs teach adults to be responsive to the child and to provide fine-tuned language input according to the child’s developmental level.

 

This presentation described  It Takes Two to Talk® – a program for parents of children with language delays and Learning Language and Loving it™ – a program for early childhood educators and preschool teachers with a more in-depth focus on the Learning Language and Loving It Program.

 

The morning sessions  addressed the supporting research for Hanen Programs and outlined the specific language facilitation strategies that are taught to parents and educators. The afternoon session  focused on how to work collaboratively with educators to support their implementation of effective strategies to support language, social and literacy development.


For more information on:

The Hanen Centre

 www.hanen.org

 

 It Takes Two to Talk® - The Hanen Program® for Parents

http://www.hanen.org/Hanen-Programs/Programs-For-Parents/It-Takes-Two-to-Talk-Parent-Program.aspx

 

 Learning Language and Loving It™ - The Hanen Program® for Early Childhood Educators//Teachers

http://www.hanen.org/Hanen-Programs/Programs-For-Educators/Learning-Language-Loving-It-Program.aspx

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The prevalence of Specific Language Impairment in children is 7% and is characterized by difficulties in using language. Children with SLI learn to talk later than typically developing children and once they start talking, their linguistic abilities are limited: they have limited lexicon, problems with grammar, they do not understand complex sentences. Dyslexia is also common among them. Children with SLI, even though they have correct hearing, are intellectually capable, do not have neurological disorders nor features of autism, are prone to severe education failures, which has a negative impact on their lives. It is estimated that there are about 300 thousand children with SLI in Poland. Most of them are not diagnosed and have no chance of receiving the necessary treatment.



 

 

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As we were preparing for the international Conference on SLI in Poland, a group of four prominent British academics: Dorothy Bishop, Professor at Oxford University; Gina Conti- Ramsden, Professor at the University of Manchester; Dr Courtenay Norbury from the University of London and Maggie Snowling, Professor at the University of York, had launched in May 2012 a joint initiative: Raising Awareness of Language Learning Impairments (RALLI). Within the campaign, short videos are published on youtube, in which specialists explain the characteristics of language impairments, including SLI, stressing their negative impact on the people affected. Children with SLI themselves also talk about their experiences. We would like to encourage you to watch the RALLI videos.


http://www.youtube.com/RALLIcampaign

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