The Early Language Parent Training Program is one program in two parts. The two modules focus on teaching parents the skills to take the role as the primary language facilitator in their child's life. Module I trains parents to use daily interactions to enhance the development of their child's communication skills. Module II trains parents to plan specific play activities that focus on developing their child's language skills.
The training program incorporates the use of parent group sessions, home visitations, and videotaping. The parent group sessions allow for the exchange of information, as well as provide a supportive environment for families to share experiences. Individualization of information from the group sessions occurs during the home visitations and strategies.
This opportunity is provided through recommendation from the child’s Speech/Language Pathologist and in discussion with the child’s IEP team. These are services offered as part of the child’s IEP.