we did not have to pay ( again here in Aus) as it was provided by disability services who provide our therapy and this took the place of speech therapy for 2 terms!!
Having said that - seeing how much dd1's language and communication skills just took off I would have paid for it and know it was worth every penny.
Our dd2 is NT and she has benefitted from it as well - her language and communication skills are quite advanced for a child her age - given that she attends therapy with dd1 and has since she was born is probably another factor in that
Hi mummytosteven, am just about to start the Hanen course myself. I have a son 3.4 who sounds very much like yours - lots of echolalia and weird sounding speech, though he has started to make up his own sentences recently. We had the orientation session yesterday and the initial video assessment today.
still not heard back from the salt dept, maybe the child health nurse will have soms useful info tomorrow. Is there any reason not to tell the nurse tomorrow (who is doing the paperwork for S referall for SALT), that I am having a private SALT assess him and give me a programme for us to do at home while we wait for the NHS appointmetn to come through>