to KidTalk for Parents
*KidTalk is a guide to help parents learn how to combine
communication and behavior strategies so their children
learn to communicate effectively and avoid acting out.
The strategies are meant to be used with young children
with language delays and emerging behavior problems. Parents
learn how to:
- Be responsive to their children's communication
- Model developmentally appropriate language, and
- Provide effective rewards for cooperation or consequences
Research shows that using these strategies helps to increase
the development of a child's language and to decrease non-cooperation.
KidTalk is part of the Milieu Teaching Project of Vanderbilt
University. Elizabeth Delaney and Ann Kaiser, the Kid Talk
authors, have given permission to share this information.
Shirley Leew has adapted it for the Spies for Parents website,
with the assistance of Heather Mariger. No official endorsement
of Vanderbilt University, Utah State University, or the
SPIES Outreach Project should be inferred.
the KidTalk Chapters