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Reading Fluency and Accommodative Lag

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00383175
First Posted: October 2, 2006
Last Update Posted: February 21, 2011
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Collaborator:
National Eye Institute (NEI)
Information provided by:
University of Alabama at Birmingham
  Purpose
The purpose of this study is to determine whether special reading glasses improve children's ability to learn to read.

Condition Intervention
Ocular Accommodation Other: Autorefractor, standard clinical instrument

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Factorial Assignment
Masking: Double (Participant, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Reading Fluency and Accommodative Lag

Further study details as provided by University of Alabama at Birmingham:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • DIBELS test scores . [ Time Frame: 1 -2 years ]

Enrollment: 72
Study Start Date: August 2006
Study Completion Date: October 2009
Primary Completion Date: October 2009 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Intervention Details:
    Other: Autorefractor, standard clinical instrument
    Autorefractor, standard clinical instrument was used to assess the children's focusing power at near.
Detailed Description:
Many children are believed to under accommodate (have a lag of accommodation) when looking at near targets. If this occurs, the retinal image is out of focus. Children who have a lag of accommodation may have difficulty in focusing their eyes at near for long periods of time. This difficulty could reduce their ability to read fluently. Children with above average lags of accommodation will be randomly assigned to a group which receives special reading glasses or a group which does not. The groups will be assessed using a standard test for reading fluency.
  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   5 Years to 9 Years   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Children in grades 1, 2 and 3 who consent and assent to participate

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Children in the special education program
  • Children who are unwilling to have their eyes dilated or be tested
  • Children who are unwilling to wear the glasses
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00383175


Locations
United States, Alabama
Eutaw Primary School
Eutaw, Alabama, United States, 35462
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Alabama at Birmingham
National Eye Institute (NEI)
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Robert Kleinstein, OD,MPH,PhD University of Alabama at Birmingham
  More Information

Responsible Party: R. Kleinstein and J. Sims, UAB
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00383175     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: F060328003
EY008893 ( Other Grant/Funding Number: NEI )
First Submitted: September 29, 2006
First Posted: October 2, 2006
Last Update Posted: February 21, 2011
Last Verified: February 2011

Keywords provided by University of Alabama at Birmingham:
Ocular Accommodation
Reading