Telehealth Language Therapy for Toddlers (Vanderbilt Kidtalk)

Principal Investigator: Ann P. Kaiser, Ph.D.


Vanderbilt University, Northwestern University, and University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign are looking for families to participate in a study looking at the effects of a telehealth language intervention for children with language delays starting at 30 months old (STU00207758). All assessments and intervention sessions will be completed using video calls. Families will receive standardized language and vocabulary assessments over a period of 18 months with reports of their child’s progress, parent handbooks with strategies to help their child’s language development, and possibly receive telehealth intervention sessions from a trained professional. Families will be compensated for their time, and receive developmentally appropriate toys and books for their child every 3 months and an iPad kit to use for the telehealth video calls.

You and your child may be eligible for this study if:

  • Your child is 27-30 months old and has delayed language OR you are concerned about the child’s language being delayed
  • Your child does not have an Autism diagnosis
  • Your child only hears English at home
  • You or another caregiver are willing to participate in parent training
  • You live in the United States


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Participant Criteria

27 to 30 month old children (see detail)


Families will be compensated for their time as well as receiving toys and books for their child and an iPad kit to use for telehealth sessions

Visit Requirements

Telehealth assessments every 3 months for 18 months.


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Contact Information

Kidtalk Research Coordinator

Last Updated: Friday, December 11, 2020

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