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Rhythmic Reading Training Compared to 'Abilmente' Method

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03199092
Recruitment Status : Active, not recruiting
First Posted : June 26, 2017
Last Update Posted : January 25, 2018
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Alice Cancer, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart

Brief Summary:
The purpose of the present study is to compare the effectiveness of Rhythmic Reading Training (RRT), a computer-assisted intervention method that combines sublexical reading exercises with rhythm processing, and that of a multimodal intervention comprising different methodology, called 'Abilmente'. All interventions were delivered for a period ranging 1-2,5 months, in 60 minutes biweekly sessions.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Developmental Dyslexia Behavioral: RRT+sat Behavioral: Abilmente Not Applicable

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 32 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Effectiveness of Intervention for Developmental Dyslexia: Rhythmic Reading Training Compared to 'Abilmente' Method
Actual Study Start Date : June 26, 2017
Actual Primary Completion Date : October 12, 2017
Estimated Study Completion Date : April 2018

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: RRT+sat
RRT in combination with specific auditory training (sat) administered for a total of 20 hours over 10 weeks (60 minutes biweekly sessions).
Behavioral: RRT+sat
RRT is a child-friendly computerized reading training program designed for Italian students with DD aged 8-14 yrs. The main feature of this intervention is the integration of a traditional remediation approach (sublexical treatment) with rhythm processing. Therefore, all reading exercises are characterized by a rhythmic accompaniment with gradually increasing speed. For this study, RRT was delivered in combination with a specific auditory training involving several music games specifically designed for improving auditory processing abilities typically compromised in children with DD.

Experimental: Abilmente
Abilmente method administered for a total of 10 hours over 5 weeks (60 minutes biweekly sessions).
Behavioral: Abilmente
'Abilmente' method is an intervention for DD that comprises several validated treatments resulting in a proposal tailored to meet individual needs and features.




Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Text reading accuracy expressed in number of errors change [ Time Frame: 1 month ]
    Text reading accuracy expressed in number of errors The ability to read aloud a text was assessed using the Italian standardized test 'Prove di lettura MT', which provides speed and accuracy scores in reading aloud age-normed texts.

  2. Text reading speed expressed in syllables per seconds change [ Time Frame: 1 month ]
    The ability to read aloud a text was assessed using the Italian standardized test 'Prove di lettura MT', which provides speed and accuracy scores in reading aloud age-normed texts.

  3. Word reading speed expressed in syllables per seconds change [ Time Frame: 1 month ]
    The ability to read aloud lists of words was assessed using the following Italian standardized tests: 'Assessment battery for Developmental Dyslexia and Dysorthography-2' (Batteria per la valutazione della dislessia e disortografia evolutiva - DDE-2), in which speed and accuracy scores were computed for word reading (4 lists of 28 words each with different lengths and frequency of use); 'Word and pseudo-word reading test' (WPRT, Prova di lettura di parole e non parole), in which speed and accuracy scores were computed for word reading (4 lists of 30 words varying according to length: short vs. long and frequency of use: low vs. high frequency).

  4. Word reading accuracy expressed in number of errors change [ Time Frame: 1 month ]
    The ability to read aloud lists of words was assessed using the following Italian standardized tests: 'Assessment battery for Developmental Dyslexia and Dysorthography-2' (Batteria per la valutazione della dislessia e disortografia evolutiva - DDE-2), in which speed and accuracy scores were computed for word reading (4 lists of 28 words each with different lengths and frequency of use); 'Word and pseudo-word reading test' (WPRT, Prova di lettura di parole e non parole), in which speed and accuracy scores were computed for word reading (4 lists of 30 words varying according to length: short vs. long and frequency of use: low vs. high frequency).

  5. Pseudo-word reading speed expressed in syllables per seconds change [ Time Frame: 1 month ]
    The ability to read aloud lists of pseudo-words was assessed using the following Italian standardized tests: 'Assessment battery for Developmental Dyslexia and Dysorthography-2' (Batteria per la valutazione della dislessia e disortografia evolutiva - DDE-2), in which speed and accuracy scores were computed for pseudo-word reading (2 lists of 16 pseudo-words each with different lengths); 'Word and pseudo-word reading test' (WPRT, Prova di lettura di parole e non parole), in which speed and accuracy scores were computed for pseudo-words reading (2 lists of 30 pseudo-words varying for length: short vs. long).

  6. Pseudo-word reading accuracy expressed in number of errors change [ Time Frame: 1 month ]
    The ability to read aloud lists of pseudo-words was assessed using the following Italian standardized tests: 'Assessment battery for Developmental Dyslexia and Dysorthography-2' (Batteria per la valutazione della dislessia e disortografia evolutiva - DDE-2), in which speed and accuracy scores were computed for pseudo-word reading (2 lists of 16 pseudo-words each with different lengths); 'Word and pseudo-word reading test' (WPRT, Prova di lettura di parole e non parole), in which speed and accuracy scores were computed for pseudo-words reading (2 lists of 30 pseudo-words varying for length: short vs. long).

  7. Text reading accuracy expressed in number of errors change [ Time Frame: 2.5 months ]
    Text reading accuracy expressed in number of errors The ability to read aloud a text was assessed using the Italian standardized test 'Prove di lettura MT', which provides speed and accuracy scores in reading aloud age-normed texts.

  8. Text reading speed expressed in syllables per seconds change [ Time Frame: 2.5 months ]
    The ability to read aloud a text was assessed using the Italian standardized test 'Prove di lettura MT', which provides speed and accuracy scores in reading aloud age-normed texts.

  9. Word reading speed expressed in syllables per seconds change [ Time Frame: 2.5 months ]
    The ability to read aloud lists of words was assessed using the following Italian standardized tests: 'Assessment battery for Developmental Dyslexia and Dysorthography-2' (Batteria per la valutazione della dislessia e disortografia evolutiva - DDE-2), in which speed and accuracy scores were computed for word reading (4 lists of 28 words each with different lengths and frequency of use); 'Word and pseudo-word reading test' (WPRT, Prova di lettura di parole e non parole), in which speed and accuracy scores were computed for word reading (4 lists of 30 words varying according to length: short vs. long and frequency of use: low vs. high frequency).

  10. Word reading accuracy expressed in number of errors change [ Time Frame: 2.5 months ]
    The ability to read aloud lists of words was assessed using the following Italian standardized tests: 'Assessment battery for Developmental Dyslexia and Dysorthography-2' (Batteria per la valutazione della dislessia e disortografia evolutiva - DDE-2), in which speed and accuracy scores were computed for word reading (4 lists of 28 words each with different lengths and frequency of use); 'Word and pseudo-word reading test' (WPRT, Prova di lettura di parole e non parole), in which speed and accuracy scores were computed for word reading (4 lists of 30 words varying according to length: short vs. long and frequency of use: low vs. high frequency).

  11. Pseudo-word reading speed expressed in syllables per seconds change [ Time Frame: 2.5 months ]
    The ability to read aloud lists of pseudo-words was assessed using the following Italian standardized tests: 'Assessment battery for Developmental Dyslexia and Dysorthography-2' (Batteria per la valutazione della dislessia e disortografia evolutiva - DDE-2), in which speed and accuracy scores were computed for pseudo-word reading (2 lists of 16 pseudo-words each with different lengths); 'Word and pseudo-word reading test' (WPRT, Prova di lettura di parole e non parole), in which speed and accuracy scores were computed for pseudo-words reading (2 lists of 30 pseudo-words varying for length: short vs. long).

  12. Pseudo-word reading accuracy expressed in number of errors change [ Time Frame: 2.5 months ]
    The ability to read aloud lists of pseudo-words was assessed using the following Italian standardized tests: 'Assessment battery for Developmental Dyslexia and Dysorthography-2' (Batteria per la valutazione della dislessia e disortografia evolutiva - DDE-2), in which speed and accuracy scores were computed for pseudo-word reading (2 lists of 16 pseudo-words each with different lengths); 'Word and pseudo-word reading test' (WPRT, Prova di lettura di parole e non parole), in which speed and accuracy scores were computed for pseudo-words reading (2 lists of 30 pseudo-words varying for length: short vs. long).



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Ages Eligible for Study:   9 Years to 13 Years   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • having been diagnosed with DD (ICD-10 code: F81.0) on the basis of standard inclusion and exclusion criteria (ICD-10: World Health Organization, 1992) and of the diagnosis procedure followed in the Italian practice

Exclusion Criteria:

  • presence of comorbidity with other neuropsychiatric or psychopathological conditions (whereas comorbidity with other learning disabilities were allowed)
  • exclusion criteria for the use of tDCS (e.g. epilepsy, pregnancy).

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Locations
Italy
Catholic University of the Sacred Heart
Milan, Italy, 20123
Studio Abilmente
Milan, Italy
Sponsors and Collaborators
Catholic University of the Sacred Heart
Investigators
Study Director: Alessandro Antonietti, PhD Catholic University of the Sacred Heart

Responsible Party: Alice Cancer, PhD candidate, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03199092     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: RRT-Abilmente
First Posted: June 26, 2017    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: January 25, 2018
Last Verified: January 2018

Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: No
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No

Keywords provided by Alice Cancer, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart:
Reading
Developmental Dyslexia
Music
Rhythm
Intervention

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Dyslexia
Language Disorders
Communication Disorders
Neurobehavioral Manifestations
Neurologic Manifestations
Nervous System Diseases
Learning Disorders
Signs and Symptoms
Neurodevelopmental Disorders
Mental Disorders