The 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.
If you're a parent concerned about your child's language development, the new fifth edition of It Takes Two to Talk can support you in giving your child the extra help he or she needs.
It Takes Two to Talk is based on the following important principles:
- Learning happens naturally - Children learn language best during everyday routines and conversations with the important people in their lives
- Parents are their child's most important language teachers
- The earlier a child receives the extra help he needs, the more his language skills will improve.
With the right skills and strategies, you can transform any moment of your child's life into fun and natural opportunities to build strong language skills.
Practical Ideas for Everyday Situations
It Takes Two to Talk makes use of the everyday activities you're already doing with your child to help him learn language. By using It Takes Two to Talk strategies during routines like getting dressed, taking a bath, or having lunch, you'll be making small but important tweaks to the way you interact with your child that will give him extra opportunities and encouragement to use and learn language.
The It Takes Two to Talk parent guidebook and companion DVD work together to offer you a practical, step-by-step learning experience. While the guidebook outlines all the important information and strategies you'll need, the companion DVD allows you to see those strategies in action by watching real-life videos of parents and their children. This makes it easy to 'see' what works and what doesn't.
The It Takes Two to Talk guidebook and DVD provide you with ongoing support as your child's language development progresses. As your child advances from one stage of communication to the next (for example, from a Communicator to a First Words User), you can return to the resources for helpful tips for building your child's language skills at his new stage.
Also consider showing the guidebook to your child's speech-language pathologist so he/she can help you choose activities to supplement home programming.
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