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Table to Tablet (T2T): A Novel Intervention Framework for Children With Speech Sound Disorders

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02490826
Recruitment Status : Active, not recruiting
First Posted : July 7, 2015
Last Update Posted : June 29, 2017
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Luís Miguel Teixeira de Jesus, Aveiro University

Brief Summary:
The primary aim of this study is to develop software as a tool in speech and language therapy for the treatment of children (Portuguese and English) with phonologically based Speech Sound Disorders (SSD). Further, this project aims to test the effectiveness of this approach with two groups of preschool and school aged children with phonologically based SSD, with one group consisting of European Portuguese (EP) speakers and one group of British English (BE) speakers. Performance across the two groups will be compared. The total duration of the project will be 30 month.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Speech Disorders Other: Table-based T2T intervention Other: Tablet-based T2T intervention Not Applicable

Detailed Description:

The Table to Tablet (T2T) project aims to develop software as a tool in speech and language therapy for the treatment of children (Portuguese and English) with phonologically based Speech Sound Disorders (SSD). Further, this project aims to test the effectiveness of this approach with two groups of children aged between 3 years and 6 months and 6 years and 6 months with phonologically based Speech Sound Disorders (SSD).

One group consists of European Portuguese (EP) speakers and one group of British English (BE) speakers. Each group should include 20 children with the referred criteria and the performance across the two groups will be compared.

The total duration of the project will be 30 month (software development over the first 12 months and an intervention study during following 18 months).

The T2T team includes 3 Speech and Language Therapists and 3 engineers/researchers plus a designer that will develop the T2T material.


Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 22 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single (Participant)
Primary Purpose: Other
Official Title: Intervention Software for Children With Speech Sound Disorders
Study Start Date : October 2014
Estimated Primary Completion Date : October 1, 2017
Estimated Study Completion Date : October 1, 2017

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Active Comparator: Table-based T2T intervention

A combined phonological awareness therapy, listening and discrimination and auditory bombardment activities intervention will be applied. This will be based in a table top material version.

The intervention will consist of 12 weekly sessions (individual) of 45 min in duration, divided into two blocks (6+6) without any breaks.

Other: Table-based T2T intervention

Phonological therapy consists of a combination of phonological awareness activities, auditory and discrimination and auditory bombardment activities. This activities will be based on table top materials. The items used in the intervention will be based on the child's target speech production goals. This intervention will include the following areas:

  • Auditory Bombardment;
  • Auditory and discrimination;
  • Letter-sound knowledge;
  • Phoneme identity and phoneme matching;
  • Blending;
  • Segmentation;
  • Rhyme;
  • Phoneme manipulation.

Active Comparator: Tablet-based T2T intervention

A combined phonological awareness therapy, listening and discrimination and auditory bombardment activities intervention will be applied. This will be based in a tablet (digital) material version.

The intervention will consist of 12 weekly sessions (individual) of 45 min in duration, divided into two blocks (6+6) without any breaks.

Other: Tablet-based T2T intervention

Phonological therapy consists of a combination of phonological awareness activities, auditory and discrimination and auditory bombardment activities. This activities will be based on digital materials presented on a tablet. The items used in the intervention will be based on the child's target speech production goals. This intervention will include the following areas:

  • Auditory Bombardment;
  • Auditory and discrimination;
  • Letter-sound knowledge;
  • Phoneme identity and phoneme matching;
  • Blending;
  • Segmentation;
  • Rhyme;
  • Phoneme manipulation.




Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Percentage of Consonants Correct [ Time Frame: one year ]
    Calculation of the percentage of the correct produced consonants


Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Parental Reports [ Time Frame: one and a half year ]
    Questionnaire focused on: speech improvement; enjoyment of therapy; effect of therapy on their understanding of their child.

  2. Intelligibility Score [ Time Frame: one year ]
    How well a client's speech is understood by other individuals, i.e. understandability of speech.

  3. Percentage of occurence of phonological processes [ Time Frame: one year ]
    Calculations of the percentage of occurence of phonological processes

  4. Generalisation Score [ Time Frame: one year ]
    Generalization probe of the trained phonological process to five non-intervention words.

  5. Phonetic Inventory [ Time Frame: one year ]
    List of produces consonants

  6. Percentage of Correct Vowels [ Time Frame: one year ]
    Calculation of the percentage of the correct produced vowels

  7. Percentage of Phonemes Correct [ Time Frame: one year ]
    Calculation of the percentage of the correct produced phonemes



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Ages Eligible for Study:   42 Months to 78 Months   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Diagnose of Phonologically based Speech and Sound Disorder;
  • Portuguese as native language;
  • Audition of 20 decibels (dB) or lower in the frequencies 500, 1000, 2000 and 4000;
  • Normal non-verbal ability (NVIQ) according to age;
  • Receptive language skills within normal limits.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Diagnose of childhood apraxia of speech;
  • Structural or functional oral alterations

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT02490826


Locations
Portugal
Aveiro's University
Aveiro, Portugal, 3810
Sponsors and Collaborators
Aveiro University
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Luís MT Jesus Aveiro's University

Additional Information:
Publications:
Responsible Party: Luís Miguel Teixeira de Jesus, Professor, Aveiro University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02490826     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: PGIS73
First Posted: July 7, 2015    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: June 29, 2017
Last Verified: June 2017

Keywords provided by Luís Miguel Teixeira de Jesus, Aveiro University:
Speech Sound Disorders
Tabletop
Digital

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Speech Disorders
Disease
Speech Sound Disorder
Pathologic Processes
Language Disorders
Communication Disorders
Neurobehavioral Manifestations
Neurologic Manifestations
Nervous System Diseases
Signs and Symptoms
Neurodevelopmental Disorders
Mental Disorders