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The Use of a Language Toolkit for Toddlers

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00926510
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : June 23, 2009
Last Update Posted : October 12, 2011
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Study Description
Brief Summary:

To investigate whether young children with isolated expressive language delay benefit from early intervention with a simple language toolkit and brief instructions provided to their caregivers.

We hypothesize that children whose families are provided the language toolkit will develop more words over the subsequent 3 months.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Language Acquisition Behavioral: Language toolkit Behavioral: Safety counseling

Study Design

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 40 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single (Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Two to Talk: The Use of a Language Toolkit for Toddlers
Study Start Date : August 2009
Primary Completion Date : June 2010
Study Completion Date : September 2011
Arms and Interventions

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Language Toolkit
Language toolkit composed of simple tools that parents can use to interact with child and help language acquisition.
Behavioral: Language toolkit
Simple toolkit of interactive things to stimulate language.
Placebo Comparator: 2
Safety counseling and smoke detector
Behavioral: Safety counseling
Smoke detector and general safety counseling

Outcome Measures

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Language/Words acquisition [ Time Frame: 3 months ]

Eligibility Criteria

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Ages Eligible for Study:   14 Months to 19 Months   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Age 14.5 to 18.5 months
  • Below average expressive language
  • Otherwise normal development

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Other developmental delay
  • Non-English primary language
Contacts and Locations

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00926510

United States, North Carolina
North Carolina Children's Hospital
Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States, 27516
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Study Director: Michael J Steiner, MD UNC Hospitals
Principal Investigator: Jennifer Hartz, MD UNC Hospitals
Principal Investigator: Mary Ann Cross, MD UNC Hospitals
Study Director: Karen L Wysocki, MS, M Ed UNC Hospitals
More Information

Responsible Party: Michael Steiner, MD, Asst. Professor, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00926510     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 09-0549
First Posted: June 23, 2009    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: October 12, 2011
Last Verified: October 2011