What is Vanderbilt KidTalk?
Vanderbilt KidTalk is not a clinic. We are a grant-funded research lab within the Department of Special Education at Vanderbilt University. Our grants are funded by several different sources including: The Health Resources and Services Administration (an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services), the U.S. Department of Education, and the John Merck Fund.
Is there a cost? Do you take my health insurance?
No, there is no cost. As we are not a clinic, we do not require health insurance. Depending upon the study, research participants are randomly selected to receive language intervention and parent training free of charge.
What is EMT?
Enhanced Milieu Teaching is a conversation-based model of early language intervention that uses the child’s interest and initiations as opportunities to model and prompt language use in everyday contexts.
Can I be trained in the KidTalk model?