The ACE Project is looking for children to participate in a study examining a language intervention designed for minimally verbal children with Autism.


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If you think your child is a good fit for this project, please contact us!

Kimberly McCulla
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KidTalk ACE

Joint Attention, Enhanced Milieu Teaching and Expanding Play

Who Can Participate:

We are looking for parent(s) and their 5 to 8-year-old children:

  • Have a diagnosis of Autism, ASD, or PDD-NOS
  • Have less than 20 words that they use functionally and spontaneously
  • Whose parents are willing to be taught the intervention and use it with their children.
  • Whose parents are willing to come to Vanderbilt for intervention and assessments.

Compensation for Participants:

  • Children will be randomly chosen to receive a verbal language intervention or an intervention using a communication device (AAC).
  • Parents will be trained to use one of the language interventions.
  • All children will receive 45-minute intervention sessions, twice a week, for 6 months.
  • All testing and intervention are at no charge.

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