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Vanderbilt KidTalk is a research group studying language growth in young children with disabilities. Our intervention is fun, natural and can be done by parents and teachers!

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.

Please click on the “PROJECTS” tab above to find more information about our studies.

 

COVID Resources for families from The Early Childhood Personnel Center: https://ecpcta.org/covid-19-resources/?mc_cid=19d4c76eb9&mc_eid=e20e605bfe#collapsepanel-17964-14-2-00

 

Click here to help fund our research by making a donation.

All donations are greatly appreciated!

Check out the interview with our Lab Director, Dr. Ann Kaiser, featured in the February 2019 issue of the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center Notables: Click here to read the interview!

We were excited to have been featured in the Vanderbilt Research News November 30, 2018 issue. Click here to read full the story!

 

Vanderbilt KidTalk

KidTalk has a supportive and encouraging staff of psychologists, speech language pathologists, special educators, and counseling professionals who provide language intervention to young children with a range of disabilities. With more than 50 research studies supporting our naturalistic, conversation-based language intervention, children who participate in KidTalk typically learn new vocabulary, talk in longer sentences, and develop strong, positive relationships with their parents, teachers and peers. Many of our studies also include a component of parent training where we teach parents ways they can support their child’s language development. Check out our website for videos, testimonies, and more information about our current projects! You can help fund our research at this link: https://webapp.mis.vanderbilt.edu/olga/pub/landing?appealCode=2123A
Vanderbilt KidTalk
Vanderbilt KidTalk
This is a GREAT resource from our friends at The IRIS Center to help you support your child's learning while at home. Take a look!
Vanderbilt KidTalk
Vanderbilt KidTalk
We really enjoyed the link recently shared in the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center's Monday Morning Message. The Music and Cognition Research Lab has created a Parent-Child Music Home Toolkit with videos, audio, visual supports, and strategies to support parent-child music activities at home. Take a look at this link: http://serenademusicclass.org/home-toolkit/
Vanderbilt KidTalk
Vanderbilt KidTalk
Hi Friends,
Our intern, Katie, created and presented a stress reduction workshop to our staff and students via Zoom today. We enjoyed it so much and found it very helpful so we wanted to share it with you. Please take a look and enjoy the links inside. https://mcusercontent.com/61cfa878c9ef27ea85dd1e35e/files/3e19d08f-aeda-4612-80d6-31a7a8f6dbb1/Stress_Reduction_Workshop_KT_Staff.pdf
Vanderbilt KidTalk
Vanderbilt KidTalk
Here's KidTalk lab director, Dr. Ann Kaiser, in her home office with her pups, Stella & Livvie ❤️
Vanderbilt KidTalk
Vanderbilt KidTalk
Hi Friends,
The below links were shared with us from Vanderbilt University Center for Teaching. For those of you who have suddenly found yourselves homeschooling your children they might be useful for you also.

Artists, authors, scientists and other educators are offering video-based supports for families at home. Their generosity has been captured in this Google document (This is really really useful and fun!) https://docs.google.com/document/d/1us7y9rcewgYHcB8BH5Jg4foK-_sA4tRiuBPFshGXcJs/edit?ts=5e73b4f9

Scheduled broadcast programming has been developed by the Tennessee Department of Education in partnership with teachers across the state and PBS. This partnership is being called “Teaching Tennessee.” It will cover English language arts (ELA) and math for first through eighth grades. https://www.tn.gov/education/news/2020/4/3/tdoe-releases-schedule-and-resources-for-video-lessons-airing-statewide-on-pbs-starting-april-6th-.html

Accompanying lesson plans and work packets will be posted on the department’s website (https://www.tn.gov/education/pbsteaching) for teachers and families to use, adapt, and build upon. Currently, these should be watched in real time on PBS (1 hour per grade level per week) according to the schedule, but will later be uploaded to the TNDeptofEducation YouTube channel. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJfNpi5SA9qcxi6BrIcnnXA