Vanderbilt Kennedy Center

Event Details

Webinar: Parent-Implemented Early Communication Intervention

Date: February 22, 2011

Time: 3:00PM to 4:00PM

Location: Online


This webinar will take place on Tuesday, February 22, from 4-5 p.m. Eastern Standard Time


A webinar from AUCD’s Early Intervention/ Early Childhood Special Interest Group

Speaker: Ann Kaiser, Ph.D., Professor of Special Education; Susan Gray Chair in Education and Human Development; Professor of Psychology, Peabody College; Vanderbilt Kennedy Center Investigator

Although parents are children’s first language teachers, parents of children with significant communication impairment benefit from systematic training to support their children’s language development. This presentation will: (a) provide a brief overview of the evidence base for parent-implemented communication intervention; (b) describe the naturalistic language support strategies that parents have been taught to support their children’s communication development; and (c) discuss approaches to teaching parents. The KidTalk model of early communication support which includes parents as partners in intervention will be presented.

There is no cost for this webinar. The visual portion of the webinar will be conducted via GoToMeeting and the audio portion via telephone or VoIP (requires microphone and speakers). After registration you will be given a unique web address for viewing the webinar and audio information.

For more information and to register, visit the event website. Contact: Jennifer Bogin at

This Webinar is in part made possible with support from The Maternal and Child HealthBureau and the National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities at the CDC.

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  • KidTalk
    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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