Intensive Dysarthria Sessions in Adults and Children With Down Syndrome
This research study is designed to investigate the feasibility and treatment effects of a behavioral speech treatment in adults and children with Down Syndrome (DS) and dysarthria. The speech sessions will provide an intensive, articulation-based intervention focused on increasing effort during speech production via use of "clear speech." A single subject multiple baselines across subjects design will be employed in a total of six subjects divided into two groups of three. Changes in dependent measures will be determined by visual inspection, effect size determination, and time series analysis. The study follows accepted procedures in rehabilitation treatment and research and there are minimal foreseeable risks associated with participation.
|Study Design:||Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||Intensive Dysarthria Sessions in Adults and Children With Down Syndrome|
- Speech intelligibility [ Time Frame: 3-6 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]Speech intelligibility in sentences scored by naive listeners.
|Study Start Date:||February 2014|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||November 2015|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date:||November 2015 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
|Experimental: Behavioral speech treatment||
Behavioral: Speech sessions
Subjects will be instructed to use clear speech and increased effort when speaking.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01684670
|Contact: Harrison N Jones, PhDfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|United States, North Carolina|
|Duke University Health System||Recruiting|
|Durham, North Carolina, United States, 27710|
|Contact: Harrison Jones, PhD 919-681-1852|
|Principal Investigator: Harrison N Jones, PhD|