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.


Read the IES interview with doc student, Taydi Ray:

Click here to read the interview!

Check out the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center podcast episode with our Lab Director, Dr. Ann Kaiser, speaking about our current projects (pre-COVID):

Click here to hear the podcast episode

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!

 


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

All donations are greatly appreciated!

 


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://admin.app.vanderbilt.edu/olga/pub/landing?appealCode=2123A Participation Guidelines: tinyurl.com/vumcpolicy
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Vanderbilt KidTalk1 month ago
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🌟Honrando el legado de Martin Luther King Jr. 🌟Hoy celebramos el profundo impacto de un líder visionario que allanó el camino para la justicia, la igualdad y la unidad. Reflexionemos sobre sus inspiradoras palabras y su eterno mensaje de amor triunfando sobre el odio. Mientras conmemoramos el, esforcémonos por encarnar su espíritu en nuestra vida diaria, promoviendo la comprensión, la empatía y el cambio positivo. 🤝✨

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Vanderbilt KidTalk2 months ago
Cheers to a brand new year of togetherness, laughter, and making unforgettable memories! 🎉👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 May the coming year be filled with love, joy, and shared adventures. Happy New Year to you and yours!

¡Salud por un nuevo año de unión, risas y creación de recuerdos inolvidables! 🎉👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Que el próximo año esté lleno de amor, alegría y aventuras compartidas. ¡Feliz año nuevo para ti y los tuyos!

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Vanderbilt KidTalk2 months ago
Warmest wishes on this magical Christmas Day! 🎄✨ May your heart be light, your spirits bright, and your day filled with love, laughter, and joy. Merry Christmas to you and yours! 🎅🤶❤️

¡Los mejores deseos en este mágico día de Navidad! 🎄✨ Que tu corazón sea ligero, tu espíritu brillante y tu día lleno de amor, risas y alegría. ¡Feliz Navidad para ti y los tuyos! 🎅🤶❤️

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