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Parents

It Takes Two to Talk
What is it?

The It Takes Two to Talk Program is designed for parents of children ages five and under who have been identified as having a language delay.

Why?

The It Takes Two to Talk Program gives parents an opportunity to:
•    Develop an awareness about their child’s stage and style of communication and what motivates them to interact
•    Adapt daily routines and play time to facilitate a variety of interactions and turn-taking opportunities
•    Understand your child’s interests to help build your child’s confidence, thus encouraging communication
•    Complement interactions with language models adapted to your child’s level
•    Implement strategies which are backed up by extensive research on early language intervention
•    Practise and discuss experiences and strategies with other parents

How?

The training takes place in a small, personalized group setting where parents are taught practical strategies to help their children learn language in a natural, nurturing manner.
The program includes:
•    6-8 training sessions for parents in small groups
•    A Hanen certified Speech & Language Therapist leading the programme
•    A consultation for you and your child with the Speech & Language Therapist before the program starts
•    Three individual visits for parents and their child with the Speech & Language Therapist. During these visits, parents are video-recorded whilst practising the strategies they have been taught. At the end of the visit the parents watch the recordings with the Speech & Language Therapist. The parents and the Speech & Language Therapist will review the strategies that are in place and if needed, discuss ways to further improve their implementation.

Price: $1500 for the package

School

Box Clever

Play and social interaction play a crucial part in the development of language development. Thus, children benefit from play experiences at the same time as the language stimulation in order to develop their understanding of new words and concepts.

So, what is Box Clever and does it target?

It’s a school programme that provides the following:
•    Play time which provides opportunities to experiment while developing interactions between children and adults
•    Repetition and use communication which matches the children’s levels of language

It aims to facilitate:
•    Development of vocabulary
•    Development of story-telling skills
•    Development of confidence

The package includes two sessions – one theoretical and one practical, to train of staff at school, and one to two follow up sessions when the programme is implemented at school.

For more information please contact Tree Top.

Professionals

Tree Top is eager to network with fellow Speech & Language Therapists across the world. To achieve this, we are aiming to provide special interest group (SIG) meetings targeting a range of topics pertaining to our profession. These SIGs provide opportunities for networking, support, sharing information, and evidence based practice discussions (Please check our Homepage for updates on the calendar).

Students

Tree Top is passionate about ethical and sound clinical practice. We endeavor to support student Speech & Language Therapists and Speech & Language Therapists through their clinical and professional development by offering:
•    Special interest group discussions (SIG) (Please check our Homepage for updates on the calendar)
•    Individual supervision to support PDP (Professional Development Plan) and CPD (Continuous Professional Development)
•    Clinical Placements