Vanderbilt KidTalk seeking toddlers with language delays for research study

Researchers with Vanderbilt KidTalk are looking for families willing to participate in a study looking at the effects of a language intervention for children 27-30 months with language delays.

Interested parent/caregiver participants and their children may be eligible for this study if:

  • The child is 27-30 months old and has delayed language OR if the parent/caregiver is concerned about the child’s language being delayed;
  • The child does not have a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder (ASD);
  • The child hears only English at home;
  • The parent(s)/caregiver(s) involved are willing to participate in parent training;
  • And if the family lives in the greater Nashville

Study participants accepted into the study will receive standardized language and vocabulary assessments over a period of 18 months, reports of their child’s progress, and may possibly receive language therapy from a trained professional. Families will be compensated for their time and receive developmentally appropriate toys and books for their child.

This study is sponsored by a U01 grant funded by the National Institute of Deafness and Communication Disorders (NIDCD). It is the first U01 grant funded by NIDCD that focuses on language intervention with young children.

Interested participants can complete this REDCap survey if they wish to be contacted by a research assistant. For more information, contact Kimberly McCulla at 615-343-7147 or