EMT en Español: Early communication intervention to support school readiness skills for Spanish-speaking toddlers with language delays

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

Other researchers: Dr. Tatiana Peredo Dr. Jeanette Mancilla-Martinez


This study is a randomized trial of a language intervention. Families assigned to the intervention group receive 36 sessions over the first 5 months. Half of the sessions are focused on teaching a parent or caregiver the strategies. Sessions are done in a hybrid in-person in-home and virtual model. All caregiver training sessions are in Spanish. The other half of the sessions are with the child and a therapist. All of those sessions are in-person, half are in English and half are in Spanish. Families in both the treatment and control group receive in person assessments at home with a bilingual therapist 4 times, about every 6 months.

Participant Criteria

Spanish-speaking toddlers 30 to 36 months old with language delays


Up to $325 in cash + about $100 worth of toys and books

Visit Requirements

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Tatiana Peredo

Last Updated: Thursday, December 17, 2020

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