How Parents Can Help Babies Learn to Talk With Picture Books.
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02780557|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : May 23, 2016
Last Update Posted : May 4, 2018
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Language Development||Behavioral: Contingent Reading Intervention Behavioral: Book Provision Control||Not Applicable|
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||156 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Masking:||Quadruple (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)|
|Primary Purpose:||Basic Science|
|Official Title:||A Randomised Control Trial to Test the Effect of Parent Contingent Talk During Shared Book Reading on Infant Language Learning.|
|Actual Study Start Date :||August 24, 2016|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||January 30, 2018|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||March 22, 2018|
|Experimental: Contingent Reading Intervention||
Behavioral: Contingent Reading Intervention
Caregivers will be provided with 6 picture books. They will be trained to use contingent talk when looking at picture books with their infants. They will be asked to spend 10 mintues each day engaging in contingent talk while looking at picture books. The intervention will run for 4 months. Parents will be asked to keep a daily reading diary.
|Book Provision Control||
Behavioral: Book Provision Control
Caregivers will be provided with 6 picture books. They will not be trained to read with their child. They will receive information from other sources (e.g. health visitors and Book Start schemes) as normal.
- Change in infant expressive vocabulary [ Time Frame: Baseline: 11 months, outcome: 15 months ]Parents will complete a standardised assessment of vocabulary, the MacArthur-Bates Communicative Development Inventory (CDI).
- Change in caregiver reported frequency of reading [ Time Frame: Baseline: 11 months, outcome: 15 months ]Parents will complete a questionnaire about how frequently they read with their child.
- Infant Real Time Language Understanding: Accuracy [ Time Frame: 15 months ]Infants' real-time comprehension of familiar words will be assessed at 15 months using the looking-while-listening (LWL) procedure (Fernald et al., 2008). Infants will sit in front of a computer screen with a picture on either side of it (e.g., a bottle and a shoe). We will measure the accuracy with which they look to the correct picture upon hearing a word that describes it.
- Infant Real Time Language Understanding: Reaction Time [ Time Frame: 15 months ]Infants' real-time comprehension of familiar words will be assessed at 15 months using the looking-while-listening (LWL) procedure (Fernald et al., 2008). We will measure the time it takes the child to look from a distractor to the target.
- Change in caregiver contingent talk while book reading [ Time Frame: Baseline: 11 months, outcome: 15 months ]Video recordings of dyads reading books will be analysed for quantity of caregiver contingent talk.
To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contact information provided by the sponsor.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT02780557
|University of Sheffield|
|Sheffield, South Yorkshire, United Kingdom, S10 2TN|
|Principal Investigator:||Danielle E Matthews, PhD||University of Sheffield|