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Recruitment Status : Withdrawn (Patent being pursued prior to trial initiation)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
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Stuttering||Device: Tactile Stimulation||Phase 1|
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||0 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Single Group Assignment|
|Masking:||Single (Outcomes Assessor)|
|Official Title:||The Effects of Tactile Speech Feedback on Stuttering Frequency|
|Study Start Date :||March 2011|
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
- 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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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01315730
|United States, Mississippi|
|The University of Mississippi|
|University, Mississippi, United States, 38677|
|Principal Investigator:||Dwight E Waddell, Ph.D.||The University of Mississippi|