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 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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What Parents Say

"I truly do not know where we would be if we had not found your study."

"Your staff is incredible."

“He is able to explain what he wants to me without throwing fits.”

“I tell others that it is very hands on. The child learned through play and repetitions and the child didn’t get bored or pressured into learning.”

“It is a wonderful program. My child loved being here and was always excited to come!”

"Our therapist has been so supportive of us and has really gone above and beyond to help us get our daughter what she needs. Her dedication to helping kids like ours and her personal investment in these children is something that cannot be duplicated."

“Being able to learn through play is so effective!”

“My child looked forward to her therapy sessions, which I didn’t expect. “
“I think the program is perfect.”

“The therapists are great! They are very kid-friendly!”

“They were able to keep my child’s attention while he learned.”

“We love our speech therapist. She does a wonderful job keeping his attention and getting him to play and talk.”

“We love KidTalk!”

“It just goes with the flow of the child.”