Hanen e-seminar review and discount code
When he was 3, his mother was advised to speak English only as learning two languages might confuse him and further compound his language difficulties.
This true story (and not the only one of its kind) happened many years ago. As a bilingual speech pathologist, I can attest that this advice, thankfully, is no longer the norm and that children with a language delay can learn two languages. Does that seem a bit counter-intuitive to you? As a professional, if you are going to encourage parents to raise their child bilingual in the presence of a language delay, you need solid evidence to back up your recommendations. Enter Hanen’s e-seminar: Boosting bilingual environments for young children: what the research says, a two-hour presentation for speech pathologists, students and professionals who work with children. I was asked to review this e-seminar and I just had to say yes. What’s not to love about on-demand online learning: get comfortable in your own space, pour yourself a cup of tea, get ready to take notes… At the end of this blog, you will find an access code to obtain a 40 % discount on this seminar. Read on to know what you’ll find in this seminar:
Making speech happen with late talkers
About 10 to 20% of toddlers are known as late talkers, i.e. 18 month to 20 month old children with less than 10 words and children aged 21 months to 30 months with less than 50 words and/or no two-word combinations. With adequate support, most of these children go on to develop appropriate language skills. I previously wrote about developing first words with late talkers. In this blog, I discuss simple strategies to help children expand the range of sounds they use so they can talk more.
Looking for language tips, activities and ideas? This blog is for parents, speech pathologists, teachers, educators and anyone with an interest in speech and language.