Parent-Implemented Early Communication Intervention for Children with Significant Communication Delays


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Tuesday, February 22, 2011
4:00PM - 5:00PM Eastern
Location: Online

About the Webinar
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.


Ann P. Kaiser, PhD

Dr. Kaiser is the Susan W. Gray Professor of Education and Human Development at Peabody College of Vanderbilt University. Dr. Kaiser's primary area of research is early language interventions for children with developmental disabilities and children at risk due to poverty. Her research has investigated the effects of social communication interventions implemented by early childhood educators, parents, siblings, and peers. She has developed and researched a parent and therapist implemented communication program (KidTalk) to improve the language outcomes for young children with mental retardation and developmental disabilities, children with autism, and children at risk due to behavior problems.


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For more information please contact Jennifer Bogin,Project Manager at AUCD

The Early Intervention/ Early Childhood Special Interest Group (EIEC SIG) at AUCD provides information to Network members on critical issues related to early childhood. The EIEC SIG Website can be accessed at


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