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Functional Communicative Profile of Children With Down Syndrome

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00844259
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : February 16, 2009
Last Update Posted : February 16, 2009
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Study Description
Brief Summary:
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.

Condition or disease
Down Syndrome

Detailed Description:

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.


Study Design

Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 15 participants
Observational Model: Case-Crossover
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
Official Title: Functional Communicative Profile of Children With Down Syndrome
Study Start Date : July 2006
Primary Completion Date : October 2007
Study Completion Date : October 2007

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MedlinePlus related topics: Down Syndrome
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Groups and Cohorts

Group/Cohort
Research Group
15 children with Down syndrome, observed in two interaction conditions: playing with their therapist (A) and playing with their caregiver (B).


Outcome Measures

Eligibility Criteria

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Ages Eligible for Study:   5 Years to 8 Years   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
15 children with Down syndrome aged from 5 to 8 years.
Criteria

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
Contacts and Locations

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00844259


Locations
Brazil
University of Sao Paulo - School of Medicine - Department of Physiotherapy, Communication Sciences and Disorders, Occupational Therapy
Sao Paulo, Brazil, 05360-160
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Sao Paulo
Investigators
Study Chair: Suelly CO Limongi, PhD University of Sao Paulo
Principal Investigator: Eliza P Cunha, Ms student University of Sao Paulo
More Information

Responsible Party: Suelly Cecilia Olivan Limongi, University of Sao Paulo
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00844259     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 180875
First Posted: February 16, 2009    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: February 16, 2009
Last Verified: February 2009

Keywords provided by University of Sao Paulo:
Down syndrome
Pragmatics
Language Development

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Syndrome
Down Syndrome
Disease
Pathologic Processes
Intellectual Disability
Neurobehavioral Manifestations
Neurologic Manifestations
Nervous System Diseases
Abnormalities, Multiple
Congenital Abnormalities
Chromosome Disorders
Genetic Diseases, Inborn