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
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)|
|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|
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.
- Percent correct for target speech sounds [ Time Frame: 6 weeks treatment ]
- Speech intelligibility [ Time Frame: 6 weeks treatment ]5-point Likert scale
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT03700151
|Contact: Eddy CH WONG, MPhil||852 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, the Chinese University of Hong Kong||Recruiting|
|Hong Kong, Hong Kong|
|Contact: Eddy CH WONG, MPhil 39435905 email@example.com|