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Language Stimuli Screening in Children

This study has been completed.
Information provided by:
National Institutes of Health Clinical Center (CC) Identifier:
First received: June 2, 2001
Last updated: March 3, 2008
Last verified: March 2005

This study will determine baseline language skills in children 4 to 8 years old. The data will be used to design studies using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to identify what areas of the brain in children are involved in understanding language. This information is important for children who require brain surgery to control seizures.

Healthy normal volunteers between the ages of 4 and 8 years who have an IQ of 70 or more; who have no history of neurologic, psychiatric or language disorder; who are performing at or above grade level, and who are native English speakers may be eligible for this study.

Participants will be asked to do the following:

  • name pictures or read words that appear on a computer screen
  • listen to stories and answer questions about them
  • match pictures to a spoken word

The children's responses will be recorded.

Language Disorder

Study Type: Observational
Official Title: Language Stimuli Screening in Children

Further study details as provided by National Institutes of Health Clinical Center (CC):

Estimated Enrollment: 150
Study Start Date: May 2001
Estimated Study Completion Date: March 2005
Detailed Description:
We propose to study normal children to establish baseline data to use to develop novel sets of stimuli for functional imaging paradigms. Tasks using these stimuli will include object naming, sentence comprehension, and single word reading.

Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Senior
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes


Children will be between the ages 4 and 8 are eligible.


Children who meet one of the following criteria are not eligible:

IQ below 70;

History of neurologic or psychiatric disorders;

History of an language disorder;

Performing below grade-level;

Non-native English speaker.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00016796

United States, Maryland
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)
Bethesda, Maryland, United States, 20892
Sponsors and Collaborators
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)
  More Information

Publications: Identifier: NCT00016796     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 010181
Study First Received: June 2, 2001
Last Updated: March 3, 2008

Keywords provided by National Institutes of Health Clinical Center (CC):

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Language Disorders
Communication Disorders
Neurobehavioral Manifestations
Neurologic Manifestations
Nervous System Diseases
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