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About Vanderbilt KidTalk

Vanderbilt KidTalk regularly provides language intervention to young children with disabilities through ongoing research and demonstration projects. Our intervention procedures are based on more than 50 research studies demonstrating that naturalistic, conversation-based language teaching implemented by parents and teachers is effective for teaching young children functional communication skills. Children who are taught using KidTalk procedures typically learn new vocabulary, talk in longer sentences, and develop strong, positive relationships with their parents, teachers and peers. We currently have three major studies for which we are currently seeking participants. Please click on the "PROJECTS" tab to find out more!

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Our Staff

KidTalk has a staff of about 20 people, including psychologists, speech language pathologists, special educators, early childhood educators, and counseling professionals. Our staff includes doctoral and masters students in special education as well as undergraduate students who support our research and training projects. To find out more, click on the "STAFF" link at the top of the page.

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We're celebrating the birthday of our fearless leader! Happy Birthday Dr. Ann Kaiser! ... See MoreSee Less

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A BIG THANK YOU to the Sertoma Club of Nashville for donating iPads for families who cannot afford it and whose children need use the iPads for communication. We are so happy to be working with such a wonderful organization! ... See MoreSee Less

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Reminders of a few great events coming up @ Vanderbilt Kennedy Center!

Monday Feb 23: Special Lecture: "Helping Children with ASD Become More Responsive Learners"

Thurs Feb 26: Kidtalk's Emily Quinn's free presentation "Sibling Strengths: Building AAC Supports as a Family"

Friday Feb 27: Augmentative and Alternative Communication Workshop, Communication All Day Long: Communication Circles, Topic Setting, and MORE!
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