Maximizing Language Development in Children With Hearing Loss
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the effects of early intervention on language skills for children with hearing loss.
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||Pre-Implantation Communication Treatment for Children With Hearing Loss|
- MacArthur Communicative Development Inventories [ Time Frame: one month ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
- Preschool Language Scale [ Time Frame: 6 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
- Communication and Symbolic Behavior Scales [ Time Frame: 6 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
|Study Start Date:||October 2013|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||September 2018|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date:||September 2017 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Experimental: Early language intervention
Children will receive 6 months of weekly parent-implemented intervention sessions.
Children will be assessed monthly via audio recordings and language checklists to monitor language development more closely.
Behavioral: Early language intervention
Parents will practice the specific set of strategies (visual, interactive, tactile, responsive) during sessions that occur weekly and last 1 hour for a total of 26 sessions, over 6 months. Each session will include four segments: (a) the therapist will review the intervention strategies taught in the workshop (10 min), (b) the therapist will model the intervention strategy with the child (10 min), (c) the parent will practice the strategy with her child with coaching from the therapist across four different routines and activities of the parent's choice (30 min), and (d) the therapist will provide feedback to the parent, summarize the session, and answer the parent's questions (10 min).
No Intervention: Monthly language check-ups
Children will be assessed monthly via home observations and parents will complete a language checklist to monitor language development more closely.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01963468
|United States, Illinois|
|Evanston, Illinois, United States, 60202|
|Principal Investigator:||Megan Y Roberts, PhD, CCC-SLP||Northwestern University|