KidTalk for School-Aged Children with Autism

Social Communication Intervention for Children with Autism who Have Delayed Language

Who Can Participate:

We are looking for parent(s) and their 5 to 8-year-old children who:

  • Have a diagnosis of Autism, ASD, or PDD-NOS
  • Have less than 20 words that they use functionally and spontaneously
  • Whose parents are willing to be taught the intervention and use it with their children.
  • Whose parents are willing to come to Vanderbilt for assessments.

Compensation for Participants:

  • Children will be randomly chosen to receive one of two research-based language interventions.
  • Parents will be trained to use one of the language interventions.
  • All children will receive four 45-minute intervention sessions a week, for 4 months.
  • All testing and intervention are at no charge.

This project is federally funded by the Autism Centers of Excellence Program at NIH.

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