Condition category
Mental and Behavioural Disorders
Date applied
01/03/2001
Date assigned
01/03/2001
Last edited
16/01/2009
Prospective/Retrospective
Prospectively 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

Dr A O'Hare

ORCID ID

Contact details

Community Child Health Department
Lothian University Hospitals NHS Trust
10 Chalmers Crescent
Edinburgh
EH9 1TS
United Kingdom
aohare@srv1.med.ac.uk

Additional identifiers

EudraCT number

ClinicalTrials.gov number

Protocol/serial number

SP3536

Study information

Scientific title

Acronym

Study hypothesis

To examine the efficacy of adaptive training in auditory temporal processing on specific language impairment.

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

Treatment

Patient information sheet

Condition

Language impairment

Intervention

Children were allocated to one of three groups:
Group A: received the 'FastForWord' intervention as a home-based therapy for 6 weeks
Group B: received commercially available computer-based activities designed to promote language as a control for computer games exposure
Group C: received no additional study intervention

Intervention type

Other

Phase

Not Applicable

Drug names

Primary outcome measures

Standardised measure of receptive and expressive language, assessing performance at baseline and at 9 weeks and 6 months.

Secondary outcome measures

No secondary outcome measures

Overall trial start date

01/01/2004

Overall trial end date

01/01/2005

Reason abandoned

Eligibility

Participant inclusion criteria

1. Children aged between the ages of 6 and 10 years, either sex
2. International Classification of Disease, 10th Revision (ICD-10) research criteria for specific receptive language impairment

Participant type

Patient

Age group

Child

Gender

Both

Target number of participants

77

Participant exclusion criteria

Does not meet inclusion criteria

Recruitment start date

01/01/2004

Recruitment end date

01/01/2005

Locations

Countries of recruitment

United Kingdom

Trial participating centre

Community Child Health Department
Edinburgh
EH9 1TS
United Kingdom

Sponsor information

Organisation

Action Medical Research (UK)

Sponsor details

Vincent House
Horsham West Sussex
RH12 2DP
United Kingdom

Sponsor type

Charity

Website

http://www.action.org.uk/

Funders

Funder type

Charity

Funder name

Action Medical Research (UK)

Alternative name(s)

AMR

Funding Body Type

private sector organisation

Funding Body Subtype

other non-profit

Location

United Kingdom

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

2005 results in http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16197283

Publication citations

  1. Results

    Cohen W, Hodson A, O'Hare A, Boyle J, Durrani T, McCartney E, Mattey M, Naftalin L, Watson J, Effects of computer-based intervention through acoustically modified speech (Fast ForWord) in severe mixed receptive-expressive language impairment: outcomes from a randomized controlled trial., J. Speech Lang. Hear. Res., 2005, 48, 3, 715-729, doi: 10.1044/1092-4388(2005/049).

Additional files

Editorial Notes