About the Foundation

Welcome! The Late Talkers Foundation’s mission is to provide information to families with late talking children and to help you help your child. The quality and accuracy of information that families receive is critical. Sadly, there are many questionable labels and unproven treatments promoted to families. It is important that families receive accurate information and enjoy the growing up years with their child.  To this end the Late Talkers Foundation will be launching its virtual school for families of late talking children; Late Talkers Virtual School for Parents (LTers VSP).

LTers VSP will provide a full curriculum with series of courses covering a range of topics that are essential for families to understand in order to help their child and to be critical consumers of services. The curriculum will provide courses on language developmental, pragmatics, behavior and learning, service delivery models, and provide practical strategies and techniques to put your knowledge into good use at home and when partnering with therapists and teachers.

Late Talkers Foundation Web-Based Support Components

Live Webcasts Live webcast regarding various specified topics take place bi-monthly (every other month). There are opportunity for live question and answers during the webcast. Audio podcast of theses broadcasts will be stored on the Late Talkers Foundation website.    

Late Talkers Virtual School for Parents (LTers VSP)
LTers VSP will provide a full curriculum with series of courses covering a range of topics that are essential for families to understand in order to help their child and to be critical consumers of services. The curriculum will provide courses on language developmental, pragmatics, behavior and learning, service delivery models, and provide practical strategies and techniques to put your knowledge into good use at home and when partnering with therapists and teachers. Transcripts are generates. Joint access to information with your therapists and teachers is possible.

Late Talker Library
The Late Talker library contains articles and chapters of interest to parents of late talkers. The library is added to over time.   

My Questions Using My Questions members will be able to submit questions. Questions may involve educational considerations, recent concerns, clarification about something read or heard, or simply gaining valuable feedback for decisions. Every attempt is made to answer questions individually. However, where similar questions are shared by families, one answer may serve several listeners. For example a frequent request is to differentiate between Apraxia and an Articulation Disorder. All replies and answers to frequently ask questions will be archived and available for review to all members of the foundation.  

The Late Talkers Survey & Database
The confidential survey is filled out by individual families about their late talking child. This confidential survey not only contributes longitudinal information with regard to late talking children, it can also provide an opportunity to connect with other parent(s) of late talkers. Though all survey information is strictly confidential, once families have submitted the survey there is mechanism to search the database for families who may share your particular experience in some way. At no time is identifying information released. Instead, a de-identified email address (one which provides no identifying information of any kind) of families that matche your search criteria is provided to you. You can then choose to contact one or more of these families using the de-identified email address. Replying to a post is at the complete discretion of the family receiving it. Strict confidentiality is maintained until which time families choose to share that information.   Families who communicate via the survey database have been a wonderful source of support and information for each other. Often families within the same regions choose to share information about positive school settings, therapists, or community opportunities. Some families eventually form playgroups. Many parents find it helpful just to talk with someone who shares their experience, swap ideas, and know that they are not alone in raising a late talking child.   This survey provides a connection for parents with late talking children, however, and most importantly, this survey allows the Foundation researchers to follow and learn about the course and development of late talking over time.  

  The Late Talkers Foundation is a nonprofit agency. Donations are welcome. Contact Information:
Late Talkers Foundation
P.O. Box 23583
Nashville, TN 37202