SLIDES: Teaching Symbolic Language to Children with Down syndrome

Principal Investigator: Ann P. Kaiser, Ph.D.

Other researchers: Courtney A. Wright, M.A. CCC-SLP, Doctoral Student, Department of Special Education

Description

This research study uses KidTalk methods and technology to teach children with Down syndrome to communicate more effectively.

We will ask you to:

  • Complete child assessment information before intervention begins.
  • Assessments are administered at no cost as part of the eligibility determination process.
  • Participate in approximately 24-30 sessions at the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center with your child.
  • All language intervention sessions are at no cost to the family.
  • Family will receive an iPad with voice output communication software to use throughout.
  • Participate in follow-ups after intervention ends (1 month after intervention)

Participant Criteria

18 to 42 month old children with Down syndrome who have between 1 and 50 productive words or signs in English.

Compensation

Assessments and intervention at no cost to you. Use of an iPad for the child during the study.

Visit Requirements

approximately 24-30 sessions at the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center

Brochure

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Contact Information

Courtney Wright, M.A. CCC-SLP
(615) 322-8132
courtney.a.wright@vanderbilt.edu.

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 16, 2013

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