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Parent-Implemented Hanen Program It Takes Two to Talk®: An Exploratory Study in Spain

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Department of Occupational Sciences, Speech Language Pathology and Developmental and Educational Psychology, Faculty of Psychology, Catholic University of Valencia San Vicente Mártir (UCV), Av. de la Ilustración, 2, 46100 Burjassot, Spain
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Faculty of Psychology International Coordinator, Psychology, Catholic University of Valencia San Vicente Mártir, Av. de la Ilustración, 2, 46100 Burjassot, Spain
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Dipartimento di Neuroscienze Salute Mentale e Organi di Senso (NESMOS), La Sapienza University of Rome, 00185 Rome, Italy
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Academic Editor: Massimiliano Conson
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2021, 18(15), 8214; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18158214
Received: 29 May 2021 / Revised: 29 July 2021 / Accepted: 30 July 2021 / Published: 3 August 2021
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Childhood Education and Care)
Parent-implemented interventions are a highly common approach for enhancing communication and linguistic abilities of late talkers, involving a population that shows a small expressive vocabulary in the absence of other deficits that could explain it. This study aimed to compare the outcomes of a parent-implemented language intervention, It Takes Two to Talk®—The Hanen Program® for Parents (ITTT), to a clinician-directed therapy. Participants were 17 families and their late-talking children: 10 families took part in ITTT and 7 in the clinician-directed modality. The outcomes in the social communication domain were more favorable for the ITTT group, but there were no significant differences between groups as regards vocabulary and syntax. In terms of parents, the research focused on examining if there were significant changes in parents’ stress and their perceptions of their children’s communication abilities. No differences were observed in the level of stress. In contrast, the group that received the ITTT program significantly altered their perceptions of their children’s communication difficulties in comparison with the clinician-directed therapy. These results have implications in the clinical management of late-talking children, and they are discussed in terms of evidence-based practice. View Full-Text
Keywords: parent-implemented intervention; expressive language delay; late talkers; early language intervention; Hanen program; parent stress; parent perceptions parent-implemented intervention; expressive language delay; late talkers; early language intervention; Hanen program; parent stress; parent perceptions
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Senent-Capuz, N.; Baixauli-Fortea, I.; Moret-Tatay, C. Parent-Implemented Hanen Program It Takes Two to Talk®: An Exploratory Study in Spain. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2021, 18, 8214. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18158214

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Senent-Capuz N, Baixauli-Fortea I, Moret-Tatay C. Parent-Implemented Hanen Program It Takes Two to Talk®: An Exploratory Study in Spain. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2021; 18(15):8214. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18158214

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Senent-Capuz, Nuria, Inmaculada Baixauli-Fortea, and Carmen Moret-Tatay. 2021. "Parent-Implemented Hanen Program It Takes Two to Talk®: An Exploratory Study in Spain" International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 18, no. 15: 8214. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18158214

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