Vanderbilt Kidtalk

Vanderbilt Kidtalk

Good Things Happen When You Talk!

About Us

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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
Here's research analyst Lauren Booth enjoying her morning coffee with her sweet pup, Ziva!
Vanderbilt KidTalk
Vanderbilt KidTalk
Here's our data coordinator Kimberly McCulla working from her balcony in East Nashville last week. We hope this sunny and warm weather sticks around!
Vanderbilt KidTalk
Vanderbilt KidTalk
Hi Friends,
We just learned that beginning Monday, March 30th Atlanta Speech School is offering a free virtual preschool. You can register your child at this link: https://www.coxcampus.org/onlinepreschool/
Vanderbilt KidTalk
Vanderbilt KidTalk
Kelsey Dillehay, PhD student, turned her sunroom into her home office! She had to get some supplies from Dr. Kaiser's front porch and snapped this photo of Dr. Kaiser's pups, Stella & Livvie practicing social distancing.
Vanderbilt KidTalk
Vanderbilt KidTalk
Something great to celebrate in this crazy time! Our three outstanding Vanderbilt Peabody College SPED masters students successfully defended their theses on Monday! Using the now too familiar ZOOM platform, they presented their research (all related to our KidTalk projects) to an audience of 10 faculty and student colleagues! They were awesome: smart and well prepared with great information to share! They will all finish their master's degrees this Spring. We are so proud of them!

Congratulations to Janki, Kara, and Noel!!!

PS: If you want to know more about their research, their presentations are posted on the KidTalk website: http://kidtalk.vkcsites.org/graduate-student-thesis-presentations/
Vanderbilt KidTalk
Vanderbilt KidTalk
Dr. Tatiana Peredo shared a photo of her home office and her new office-mate, her daughter Gigi, who has been taking a lot of conference calls.