A naturalistic early communication intervention

KidTalk intervention procedures are based on more than 50 research studies demonstrating that naturalistic, conversation-based language teaching implemented by parents and teachers is effective for teaching young children functional communication skills.

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.


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KidTalk at Vanderbilt regularly provides intervention to young children with language delays through ongoing research and demonstration projects.

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Our Projects


For minimally verbal children with autism between 4 1/2 and 8 1/2 years of age.



For children with Down syndrome between the ages of 3-5 who have language delays.



For children with autism between 3 and 4 1/2 years of age who have language delays..