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Does Block Play Improve Language Acquisition: A Randomized Trial

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00428376
First Posted: January 30, 2007
Last Update Posted: September 29, 2008
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Collaborator:
Megablocks
Information provided by:
University of Washington
  Purpose
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 Intervention
Healthy Device: Building Blocks

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Single
Official Title: Clinical Trial of Building Block Distribution in Children

Further study details as provided by University of Washington:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Macarthur Bates Language Inventory

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • TV viewing
  • Block play

Estimated Enrollment: 200
Study Start Date: September 2005
Study Completion Date: September 2006
Primary Completion Date: September 2006 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
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.
  Eligibility

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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • healthy children

Exclusion Criteria:

  • developmental delay, non-English
  Contacts and Locations
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Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Washington
Megablocks
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Dimitri Christakis, MD MPH University of Washington
  More Information

Responsible Party: Dmitri Christakis, MD, MPH, University of Washington
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00428376     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 05-0636-01
First Submitted: January 26, 2007
First Posted: January 30, 2007
Last Update Posted: September 29, 2008
Last Verified: September 2008