Language Development in Preterm Children
|First Received Date ICMJE||May 10, 2012|
|Last Updated Date||May 15, 2012|
|Start Date ICMJE||January 2010|
|Primary Completion Date||Not Provided|
|Current Primary Outcome Measures ICMJE||Not Provided|
|Original Primary Outcome Measures ICMJE||Not Provided|
|Change History||Complete list of historical versions of study NCT01599780 on ClinicalTrials.gov Archive Site|
|Current Secondary Outcome Measures ICMJE||Not Provided|
|Original Secondary Outcome Measures ICMJE||Not Provided|
|Current Other Outcome Measures ICMJE||Not Provided|
|Original Other Outcome Measures ICMJE||Not Provided|
|Brief Title ICMJE||Language Development in Preterm Children|
|Official Title ICMJE||On- and Off-line Measures of Language Development in Preterm Children|
This research investigates the ways in which preterm birth affects how very young children learn to speak and understand language, and how older children gain efficiency in language processing. The investigators observe how children at different ages learn new words and comprehend familiar words, how they communicate effectively with others, and how they use both linguistic and non-linguistic skills in problem-solving. All of the activities in the investigators' studies are designed to be age-appropriate and fun for children.
In a typical session, the investigators video-record your child participating in one or more engaging activities with you and/or a member of the staff.
The investigators may also collect a language questionnaire and similar forms containing basic information about your child's development. Additionally, the investigators may review your child's medical records, including ultrasounds and MRI scans, to gain a better understanding of your child's medical history. All information is used for purposes of basic research on language learning only, and will not constitute a clinical assessment or evaluation.
In this longitudinal study, each child is expected to come for a total of 12-14 sessions of behavioral testing, spread out over 2.5 years. Children are tested in 2 sessions (sessions occur approximately one week apart) at ages 18 (chronological), 18 (adjusted; applicable to pre-terms), 24, 30, 36, 42, and 48 months. Each session typically lasts from 30 to 60 minutes, depending on the age of the child and number of breaks taken.
RISKS AND BENEFITS
There are no foreseeable risks or discomforts to you or your child in participating in this research. All the procedures are observational and non-intrusive. The investigators pace each session appropriately and give breaks as needed to enable your child to enjoy and complete the session. Your child will not be pressured to continue in the event that he or she becomes upset, tired, or resistant at any point during the session. If for any reason you or your child does not want to continue, the session will be ended immediately with no penalty.
The investigators cannot and do not guarantee or promise that you will receive any benefits from this study, apart from the payment and the satisfaction of participating in developmental research. If appropriate, the investigators provide information regarding resources that may be helpful in addressing any concerns regarding your child's development.
There are no direct costs to you for participating in this study. Neither you, nor your insurance provider, will be charged for the costs of any of the procedures performed for the purpose of this research study. The National Institute of Health is providing financial support for this study.
If you have read this form and have decided to allow your child to participate in this project, please understand your child's participation is voluntary and your child has the right to withdraw his/her consent or discontinue participation at any time without penalty or loss of benefits to which he/she is otherwise entitled. Your child has the right to refuse to answer particular questions. The video record of the session will be identified by a code number, not by name. This record will be accessible only to the project directors and members of the project staff, unless you give your explicit permission for others to view it for scientific or educational purposes. All records will be stored securely so that your child's individual privacy will be maintained. In addition, your child's identity will remain private in all publications resulting from the study. Five years following the completion of your child's participation in this study, the investigators will destroy all raw videotapes.
|Study Type ICMJE||Observational|
|Study Design ICMJE||Observational Model: Case Control
Time Perspective: Prospective
|Target Follow-Up Duration||Not Provided|
|Sampling Method||Non-Probability Sample|
Children born <33 weeks gestation (preterm)
|Condition ICMJE||Language Development|
|Intervention ICMJE||Not Provided|
|Study Group/Cohort (s)||
|Publications *||Not Provided|
* Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
|Recruitment Status ICMJE||Recruiting|
|Estimated Enrollment ICMJE||100|
|Completion Date||Not Provided|
|Primary Completion Date||Not Provided|
|Eligibility Criteria ICMJE||
|Ages||up to 18 Months|
|Accepts Healthy Volunteers||Yes|
|Location Countries ICMJE||United States|
|NCT Number ICMJE||NCT01599780|
|Other Study ID Numbers ICMJE||18354|
|Has Data Monitoring Committee||No|
|Responsible Party||Stanford University|
|Study Sponsor ICMJE||Stanford University|
|Collaborators ICMJE||Not Provided|
|Information Provided By||Stanford University|
|Verification Date||May 2012|
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