Condition category
Not Applicable
Date applied
29/09/2006
Date assigned
29/09/2006
Last edited
04/10/2011
Prospective/Retrospective
Retrospectively registered
Overall trial status
Completed
Recruitment status
No longer recruiting

Plain English Summary

Not provided at time of registration

Trial website

Contact information

Type

Scientific

Primary contact

Ms Deeba Akram

ORCID ID

Contact details

Speech and Language Therapy Agency
North Quadrant
Sheffield
S5 6NU
United Kingdom
+44 (0)114 2716292
hcp04da@sheffield.ac.uk

Additional identifiers

EudraCT number

ClinicalTrials.gov number

Protocol/serial number

N0071177196

Study information

Scientific title

Acronym

Study hypothesis

What are the patterns of language use amongst the bilingual children at 24 months of age?

Ethics approval

Not provided at time of registration

Study design

Randomised controlled trial

Primary study design

Interventional

Secondary study design

Randomised controlled trial

Trial setting

Not specified

Trial type

Not Specified

Patient information sheet

Condition

Patterns of language use among the bilingual children at 24 months of age

Intervention

A randomised controlled study design will be adopted to collect the data. The 'First Words and Sentences Test' consists of Checklist A and B and Test book A and B. The participants will be randomly allocated either Set A or Set B of the test material. All the parents/carers of the participants of the study will be asked to complete a brief questionnaire about the child's language environment. They will be asked about the different languages spoken in the home to the child and the different domains in which they are used.

Following this, the 'First Words and Sentences Test' by Bill Gillham & James Boyle will be used to investigate the above research questions. The test will consist of a parent checklist followed by direct testing using the 'First words Test' book. The checklist consists of a number of single words and parents will be asked to indicate whether their child is able to produce the word spontaneously in either English or Punjabi (an exact transcription of this will be done). In addition parents will be asked to report one other words that their child is able to produce spontaneously in either English or Punjabi. Following this the child will be shown the 'First Words Test' book and asked to label the pictures in either English or Punjabi. If the child produces a response in one language they will be asked if they know the word for it in the other language. All of the child's responses will be written down as well as recorded on a DAT recorder.

Intervention type

Other

Phase

Not Specified

Drug names

Primary outcome measures

The total number of words (in both English & Punjabi) reported by the parents and produced spontaneously by the child will be noted.

Secondary outcome measures

Not provided at time of registration

Overall trial start date

16/02/2006

Overall trial end date

31/08/2006

Reason abandoned

Eligibility

Participant inclusion criteria

35 subjects who are English/Punjabi bilinguals aged 24 months and living in two Sure Start areas (Sharrow & Tinsley) of Sheffield.

Participant type

Patient

Age group

Child

Gender

Both

Target number of participants

35

Participant exclusion criteria

Not provided at time of registration

Recruitment start date

16/02/2006

Recruitment end date

31/08/2006

Locations

Countries of recruitment

United Kingdom

Trial participating centre

Speech and Language Therapy Agency
Sheffield
S5 6NU
United Kingdom

Sponsor information

Organisation

Record Provided by the NHSTCT Register - 2006 Update - Department of Health

Sponsor details

Department of Health
Richmond House
79 Whitehall
London
SW1A 2NL
United Kingdom
+44 (0)20 7307 2622
dhmail@doh.gsi.org.uk

Sponsor type

Government

Website

http://www.dh.gov.uk/Home/fs/en

Funders

Funder type

Government

Funder name

Sheffield Health and Social Research Consortium (UK)

Alternative name(s)

Funding Body Type

Funding Body Subtype

Location

Results and Publications

Publication and dissemination plan

Not provided at time of registration

Intention to publish date

Participant level data

Not provided at time of registration

Results - basic reporting

Publication summary

No publication intended as of 04/10/2011

Publication citations

Additional files

Editorial Notes