It Takes Two to Talk – Hanen Program

Language delay is the most common developmental disorder in young children.

Approximately 5-8% of preschool children experience a delay in their language development that continues into adulthood.

As such, training parents and guardians to be more responsive to their children’s communicative attempts and helping them fine-tune their language input so that it facilitates expressive and receptive language development, represents a critical component of any intervention offered for young children with language delay.

As a family-centred intervention, It Takes Two to Talk empowers caregivers to act as primary language facilitators, as well as promoting their competence and confidence to assume this role.

  • It Takes Two to Talk reflects the following aspects of family-centred practice:
  • Recognises the family as the constant in child’s life
  • Promotes family-professional collaboration/partnership versus clinician-directed intervention
  • Provides resources and supports in ways that strengthen families’ capabilities
  • Respects families’ diversity, strengths and individuality
  • Encourages family-to-family support

Workshop details

When: Dependent upon majority – 10:30am to 12:30pm Mondays or 4:00pm to 6:00pm Wednesdays. Commencing the week of 21 January 2019

Price: $2,117.00 plus travel to home, includes six centre-based parent/guardian groups and four home-based individual sessions). This can be charged to your child’s NDIS plan under Improved Daily Living.

Location: Centre-based groups – Aspire Support Services, Early Childhood Intervention Centre, Building 711, Charles Sturt University, Elizabeth Mitchell Drive, Thurgoona

Bookings essential.

Bookings close 19 December 2018. Contact Reception at Aspire to reserve your spot. T 02 6058 4000. E


Download the flyer here.

Early Childhood Intervention Workshops

Sensory Workshop

Are you having trouble understanding why your child is having a meltdown or more meltdowns than expected?

Is your child sensitive to noise, touch or loves to move more than same-aged children?

Your child may be having some sensory difficulties.

Come along to our workshop to find out what sensory processing is, how to recognise a child who may be struggling and where to get help for your child

Workshop details

When: This workshop has been postponed. Date to be advised.

Price: $100

You can use your child’s NDIS funding to access the workshop under Improved Daily Living. If you currently have a service agreement with Aspire with Improved Daily Living, please indicate this when booking. If you don’t, please indicate this also and one of our Customer Service Team will contact you to organise a service agreement.

Location: Aspire Support Services, 220 Borella Road, Albury

Early Childhood Intervention Service



Aspire Early Childhood Intervention Service and Allied Health Services work alongside people with disabilities and their families to achieve their goals and aspirations.

The centre, which is located at Charles Sturt University Thurgoona, has a team of:

  • Educators
  • Physiotherapists
  • Speech Pathologists
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Family Support Workers, and
  • Teaching Aides.

The team will work with you, your family and your child to meet your individual needs. This can be in your home, your children’s education or community setting, or centre-based, wherever is the most suitable for you and your child. The team will work alongside you to offer evidence-based practices, the current research, equipment, and resources to reach the best possible outcome for your family.

Early Childhood Intervention (0 to 8 years) 

The Early Childhood Intervention Services works using a transdisciplinary Key Worker Model of service delivery. A Key Worker has specialist knowledge of child development and has experience in working with young children with developmental delays and disabilities. With support from other team members, your Key Worker will work in partnership with you and other caregivers. They will provide advice, education, and therapy to promote your child’s learning, development, and participation in everyday activities.

Allied Health Services (9 to 18 years) 

Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy and Speech Pathology services are available to assist with meeting specific goals. Therapy services will include providing individualised advice, education and therapy to promote your child’s learning, development, and participation in everyday activities.

Individual Family Service Plans (IFSP)

IFSP is a positive planning tool that enables you to plan and discuss what’s important for you and your child.  

Specialist Groups

Groups targeting identified common needs are provided throughout the year. These groups will aim to develop specific skill areas, for example, school readiness, hydrotherapy, picky/fussy eating or Hanen language groups.

Clinical Services

Aspire offers an Autism Spectrum Assessment Service to the community. Referrals to the multidisciplinary team assessment and diagnostic clinic can be sought from your pediatrician. Priority for these services are given to children under 9 years, however, referrals can be made for older children.

National Disability Insurance Scheme

The NDIA has recently announced the appointment of the new Early Childhood Partners in NSW. Read more here

These Frequently Asked Questions have been prepared by the NDIA to support queries from families about the transition to the NDIA’s full Scheme ECEI approach and to provide an update on the establishment and mobilisation of the new Early Childhood Partners

Aspire can offer services to NDIS clients.


Early Childhood Intervention and Therapy Referral Form – Click here

Early Childhood Intervention Key Worker Brochure PDF 1153KB – Click here

Special Services Brochure PDF 1360KB – Click here

Early Childhood Intervention Groups – Terms 3 and 4, 2018

Aspire Play and Learning Groups (Terms 3 and 4, 2018) PDF 343KB – Click here

Aspire Babies, Books, Bounce and Bubbles Groups (Terms 3 and 4, 2018) PDF 357KB – Click here