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Efficacy of an Intervention for the Children With Severe Speech Sounds Disorders

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03700151
Recruitment Status : Recruiting
First Posted : October 9, 2018
Last Update Posted : June 26, 2019
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Michael Tong, Chinese University of Hong Kong

Brief Summary:

Speech sound disorders (SSDs) is one type of communication problems in children. It is a board term describing different difficulties that impact speech intelligibility. There are different types of SSDs, including motor-based disorders (e.g., dysarthria and childhood apraxia of speech [CAS]), structurally based disorders (e.g., cleft-palate), syndrome/condition-related disorders (e.g., Down), sensory-based conditions (e.g., hearing loss), and idiopathic in nature.

Among different types of SSDs in children, childhood apraxia of speech (CAS) is a type of motor speech disorders with symptom complex, and is always considered as severe SSDs if objective measurement of severity, percentage of consonant correct (PCC) is applied.

Evidence of different intervention approaches of CAS and SSDs have been obtained from English-speaking children. This is unknown if these approaches can be applied to languages which are different from English in terms of the sound inventory and prosody.

A treatment program for Cantonese-speaking children with childhood apraxia of speech was studied. Preliminary positive findings were obtained from two participants in an ABA single-case study. With the preliminary positive data, a higher level of evidence could be obtained from group study. The purpose of this study is to determine the efficacy of the proposed intervention for children with severe SSDs by quasi-experimental design.


Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Speech Sound Disorder Apraxia of Speech Developmental Verbal Dyspraxia Behavioral: Treatment for Children with Severe Speech Sound Disorders Not Applicable

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 20 participants
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Intervention Model Description: A group of 20 participants with severe speech sound disorders will receive the proposed intervention. Pre- and post-test data will be collected to study the treatment efficacy
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Efficacy of an Intervention for the Children With Severe Speech Sounds Disorders
Actual Study Start Date : October 1, 2018
Actual Primary Completion Date : December 31, 2018
Estimated Study Completion Date : October 30, 2019


Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Children with SSD
Participants will receive a piloted treatment programme for children with severe speech sound disorders, especially childhood apraxia of speech.
Behavioral: Treatment for Children with Severe Speech Sound Disorders
The intervention has two tasks, including syllable repetition tasks which requires participants to repeat nonsense syllables, and training of vocabulary or phrase with the application of Principle of Motor Learning.




Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Percent correct for target speech sounds [ Time Frame: 6 weeks treatment ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Speech intelligibility [ Time Frame: 6 weeks treatment ]
    5-point Likert scale



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Ages Eligible for Study:   3 Years to 18 Years   (Child, Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

- Aged between 3 to 18 Cantonese as the main language input No oral structural abnormality No hearing loss No diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorders No major behavioural problem

Exclusion Criteria:

-


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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT03700151


Contacts
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Contact: Eddy CH WONG, MPhil 852 39435905 eddychwong@ent.cuhk.edu.hk

Locations
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Hong Kong
Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, the Chinese University of Hong Kong Recruiting
Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Contact: Eddy CH WONG, MPhil    39435905    eddychwong@ent.cuhk.edu.hk   
Sponsors and Collaborators
Chinese University of Hong Kong

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Responsible Party: Michael Tong, Chairman, Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Chinese University of Hong Kong
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03700151     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: KPF18HLF26
First Posted: October 9, 2018    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: June 26, 2019
Last Verified: June 2019
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: No

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Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: No
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Apraxias
Disease
Speech Sound Disorder
Pathologic Processes
Psychomotor Disorders
Neurobehavioral Manifestations
Neurologic Manifestations
Nervous System Diseases
Signs and Symptoms
Communication Disorders
Neurodevelopmental Disorders
Mental Disorders