The Baby TALK model: An innovative approach to identifying high-risk children and families.
Hilado, A., Leow, C., & Hornstein, J. (2012).
This research report examines the Baby TALK model, an innovative early childhood intervention approach used to identify, recruit, and serve young children who are at-risk for developmental delays, mental health needs, and/or school failure, and their families. The report begins with a description of the model. This description is followed by an analysis of participant and program data from the Baby TALK, Inc. demonstration program in Decatur, Illinois. The analysis concludes with a discussion of the relevance of the model for early intervention and school readiness, future directions for our research, and best practice implications for the early childhood field.
Manuscript is under review. December 2012