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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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Holiday tip!

When gifting toys to children, make sure they are as ready to go as possible once the child unwraps it to avoid any frustration!

Take the toys out of any packaging, put batteries in the toys, ect.
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VIDEO CONTEST ENDS TOMORROW!! LAST CHANCE TO ENTER!!!

You can win either (1) 3 KidTalk sessions with your child in our clinic, (2) a family photo shoot with our photographer and one of our therapists to support, or (3) a basket of KidTalk approved toys!

Rules:
-2 winners will be chosen (funniest video and cutest video)
-Post your video to our facebook page and tell all your friends to vote!
-Be sure to include either the word "cute" or "funny" on your post
-Send all your friends to "like" the video!
-The cutest and funniest videos with the most likes will be our winners!
-Winner will be announced on December 12th
-There is no limit to the number of entries per families, so get to shooting those videos!!
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Just a few more days of our video contest!! Enter for a chance to win 1 of 3 prizes of your choice!

You can win either (1) 3 KidTalk sessions with your child in our clinic, (2) a family photo shoot with our photographer and one of our therapists to support, or (3) a basket of KidTalk approved toys!

Rules:
-2 winners will be chosen (funniest video and cutest video)
-Post your video to our facebook page and tell all your friends to vote!
-Be sure to include either the word "cute" or "funny" on your post
-Send all your friends to "like" the video!
-The cutest and funniest videos with the most likes will be our winners!
-Winner will be announced on December 12th
-There is no limit to the number of entries per families, so get to shooting those videos!!
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Check out all our video contest entries! Vote by "liking" your favorite! ... See MoreSee Less

Sweet former kidtalker, Poppy, reading a riveting tale about Barbie and her sister Kelly enjoying a day at the fair together.

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