Functional Communicative Profile of Children With Down Syndrome

This study has been completed.
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University of Sao Paulo
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00844259
First received: February 13, 2009
Last updated: NA
Last verified: February 2009
History: No changes posted

February 13, 2009
February 13, 2009
July 2006
October 2007   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
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Functional Communicative Profile of Children With Down Syndrome
Functional Communicative Profile of Children With Down Syndrome

The aim of this study was to verify the use of communicative functions by children with DS in two interaction conditions: interaction with therapist and interaction with parent.

Parents and caregivers' engagement on therapeutic process of children with Down syndrome (DS) is important for language and communication development. The identification of the communicative skills presented by these children as well as the context influence in their performance as interlocutors, will contribute to the design of therapeutic interventions.

Pragmatics theories are helpful to language use studies, since it takes into account social and environmental aspects and considers adult-child interaction as a determinant factor for its occurrence.

Observational
Observational Model: Case-Crossover
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
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Non-Probability Sample

15 children with Down syndrome aged from 5 to 8 years.

Down Syndrome
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Research Group
15 children with Down syndrome, observed in two interaction conditions: playing with their therapist (A) and playing with their caregiver (B).
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Completed
15
October 2007
October 2007   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • genetic diagnosis of Down syndrome
  • good health conditions
  • normal results on audiologic evaluation
  • pediatric and ear, nose and throat periodic check ups.
  • attend speech-language therapy at the Speech Language Pathology Laboratory in Syndromes and Sensorimotor Deficits (SLPL-SSD) of the School of Medicine of the University of São Paulo.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • submission to long term hospitalizations due to heart diseases and major respiratory airway infections, that may interfere in the child's global development
  • presence of visual or auditory important deficits
Both
5 Years to 8 Years
Yes
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Brazil
 
NCT00844259
180875
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Suelly Cecilia Olivan Limongi, University of Sao Paulo
University of Sao Paulo
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Study Chair: Suelly CO Limongi, PhD University of Sao Paulo
Principal Investigator: Eliza P Cunha, Ms student University of Sao Paulo
University of Sao Paulo
February 2009

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