Does Block Play Improve Language Acquisition: A Randomized Trial

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : January 30, 2007
Last Update Posted : September 29, 2008
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University of Washington

Brief Summary:
This is a randomized controlled trial of distributing blocks to children ages 1.5 -2.5 years of age to see if language acquisition improves.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Healthy Device: Building Blocks Not Applicable

Detailed Description:
Children in age group are randomized to get two sets of blocks or not. Outcomes include language development assessed using the Macarthur Bates CDI 6 months after enrollment.

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Enrollment : 200 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Single
Official Title: Clinical Trial of Building Block Distribution in Children
Study Start Date : September 2005
Actual Primary Completion Date : September 2006
Actual Study Completion Date : September 2006

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Macarthur Bates Language Inventory

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. TV viewing
  2. Block play

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Months to 30 Months   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • healthy children

Exclusion Criteria:

  • developmental delay, non-English

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00428376

Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Washington
Principal Investigator: Dimitri Christakis, MD MPH University of Washington

Responsible Party: Dmitri Christakis, MD, MPH, University of Washington Identifier: NCT00428376     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 05-0636-01
First Posted: January 30, 2007    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: September 29, 2008
Last Verified: September 2008