Infant Feeding, Non-nutritive Sucking and Speech Development
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03315416|
Recruitment Status : Recruiting
First Posted : October 20, 2017
Last Update Posted : April 24, 2018
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment|
|Speech Disorders in Children||Other: Speech Sound Assessment|
In the UK every year around 48,000 children aged 2-5 years are referred to NHS Speech & Language Therapy (SLT) services with difficulties using the right sounds in their talking. This is known as speech sound disorders (SSD). This is the largest population seen by Speech and Language Therapists and costs the NHS about £24 million per year.
Children with SSD are more at risk of mental health problems and difficulties making relationships with those around them. They are also more likely to struggle with learning at school and be involved with the criminal justice system at some point in their early lives. When a baby is born parents make different choices about feeding their baby. Some breastfeed, some bottle-feed and some use a mixture of both. Some babies also like to have a dummy, while others suck their hand and some don't suck anything. Some studies have found that breastfeeding is linked to better language and learning in later childhood, while others have found that dummy sucking has the opposite effect.
However, the effect that different types of feeding have on speech development has not been looked at in as much detail.
|Study Type :||Observational|
|Estimated Enrollment :||135 participants|
|Official Title:||The Effect of Different Feeding Methods and Non-nutritive Sucking Behaviours on Child Speech Development|
|Actual Study Start Date :||November 1, 2017|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date :||May 31, 2021|
|Estimated Study Completion Date :||May 31, 2021|
Children diagnosed with speech sound disorder aged 2-5 years
Other: Speech Sound Assessment
Formal standardised speech sound assessment typically used as part of standard NHS care by Speech and language Therapists
Other Name: Diagnostic Evaluation of Articulation and Phonology (DEAP)
- Percentage of Consonants Correct (PCC) on a single word naming test. [ Time Frame: Outcome will be determined from data gained from the participants through assessment on a single clinic visit following recruitment. ]PCC is a speech sound articulation test used to measure the number of correct consonant sounds produced compared to the number of consonant sounds attempted.
- Presence of developmental and non-developmental error patterns in speech. [ Time Frame: Outcome will be determined from data gained from the participants through assessment on a single clinic visit following recruitment. ]There are a variety of sound changes (error patterns) that feature in typical speech sound development. There are also patterns that are characteristic of atypical speech sound development. The speech samples gained from using the Diagnostic Evaluation of Articulation and Phonology (DEAP) speech assessment will be analysed by a qualified Speech and Language Therapist to identify atypical speech errors. These will then be quantified for use in the statistical analysis.
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT03315416
|Contact: Samantha L Burr||07721 211 928||Sam.Burr@uwe.ac.uk|
|Solent NHS Trust||Recruiting|
|Southampton, United Kingdom, SO19 8BR|
|Contact: Samantha L Burr, MSc 07721 211 928 Sam.Burr@uwe.ac.uk|
|Principal Investigator: Samantha L Burr, MSc|
|Principal Investigator:||Samantha L Burr||Solent NHS Trust|
|Study Director:||Toity Deave, Dr||University of the West of England|