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The Effects of Tactile Speech Feedback on Stuttering Frequency

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01315730
Recruitment Status : Withdrawn (Patent being pursued prior to trial initiation)
First Posted : March 15, 2011
Last Update Posted : May 12, 2014
Sponsor:
Collaborators:
West Virginia University
Auburn University
University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
University of Mississippi, Oxford

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this research project is to test the effects of exposure of different forms of tactile speech feedback on overt stuttering frequency.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Stuttering Device: Tactile Stimulation Phase 1

Detailed Description:
A new medical grade device (FDA - category exempt) has been newly designed and built at the University of Mississippi within the departments of Communication Sciences & Disorders, Exercise Science, and Computer and Electrical Engineering. The device records either sound waves (via a small standard microphone) or three dimensional accelerometer data from the throat of a stuttering subject. This data is digitally signal processed, and "fed back" to the user in the form of a small vibrating disk/film that can be held between the fingers or mounted on the skin. This feedback data does not require the subject to attend to the incoming signal.

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 0 participants
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Single (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: The Effects of Tactile Speech Feedback on Stuttering Frequency
Study Start Date : March 2011

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MedlinePlus related topics: Stuttering

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Device: Tactile Stimulation
A new medical grade device (FDA - category exempt) has been newly designed and built at the University of Mississippi within the departments of Communication Sciences & Disorders, Exercise Science, and Computer and Electrical Engineering. The device records either sound waves (via a small standard microphone) or three dimensional accelerometer data from the throat of a stuttering subject. This data is digitally signal processed, and "fed back" to the user in the form of a small vibrating disk/film that can be held between the fingers or mounted on the skin. This feedback data does not require the subject to attend to the incoming signal.
Device: Tactile Stimulation
See Arms




Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Speech Fluency [ Time Frame: 1 week ]
    Speech fluency was defined by either reading or saying a set syllable sentence in a book which is normally 8th grade reading level or lower. Pauses or stutters are considered positive indicators of dis-fluent speech.



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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Adults diagnosed with persistent developmental stuttering

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Subjects below 18 years of age

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01315730


Locations
United States, Mississippi
The University of Mississippi
University, Mississippi, United States, 38677
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Mississippi, Oxford
West Virginia University
Auburn University
University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Dwight E Waddell, Ph.D. The University of Mississippi

Publications of Results:
Responsible Party: University of Mississippi, Oxford
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01315730     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: UMO-0001
First Posted: March 15, 2011    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: May 12, 2014
Last Verified: May 2014

Keywords provided by University of Mississippi, Oxford:
stuttering
haptic
feedback
fluency

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Stuttering
Speech Disorders
Language Disorders
Communication Disorders
Neurobehavioral Manifestations
Neurologic Manifestations
Nervous System Diseases
Signs and Symptoms