Pilot: Group Therapy for Children Who Stammer

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Collaborators:
University of Newcastle Upon-Tyne
North Tyneside Primary Care Trust
Northumberland Care Trust
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Lucy Paterson, Newcastle-upon-Tyne Hospitals NHS Trust
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00945113
First received: July 21, 2009
Last updated: June 26, 2012
Last verified: June 2012
  Purpose

The aim of the study is to answer the question: Is a large-scale research study of the effectiveness of group speech and language therapy (SALT) for young people who stammer possible?

The study will look at the issues involved in setting up a large-scale investigation of treatment for young people who stammer. It will inform the investigators whether larger studies would be possible and give some early-stage information on the effectiveness of group SALT for these young people. The findings will pave the way for building and testing out treatment programmes where there will be clear positive benefit for young people who stammer and their families.

To answer the research question, the study will tell the investigators (a) how easy/difficult it was to get people to take part, (b) young people and parents'/carers' views on taking part and (c) whether the assessments were able to pick up changes in speech and attitudes towards stammering reported by the young people and their carers.

Sufficient numbers of participants were not recruited to carry out the intended rehearsal pilot RCT study design.


Condition Intervention
Stammering
Behavioral: One-week speech therapy group

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Health Services Research
Official Title: A Pilot Randomised Controlled Trial of the Effectiveness of Intensive Group Speech and Language Therapy as a Treatment for Older Children Who Stammer

Resource links provided by NLM:


Further study details as provided by Newcastle-upon-Tyne Hospitals NHS Trust:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Overall Assessment of the Speaker's Evaluation of Stuttering (OASES) score [ Time Frame: July 2009 week 2, July 2009 week 4, October 2009 week 4 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Enrollment: 6
Study Start Date: June 2009
Study Completion Date: October 2009
Primary Completion Date: October 2009 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Treatment group
attendance at one-week speech therapy group
Behavioral: One-week speech therapy group
One-week cross-district speech therapy group for older children (aged 8 to 15) who stammer

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   8 Years to 15 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Aged between 8;0 years and 15;11 years at 20.07.09
  • Currently in treatment, on review or on waiting list for treatment.
  • Has had an initial NHS Speech and Language Therapy assessment by Newcastle, Northumberland or North Tyneside Speech and Language Therapy service.
  • Has a diagnosis of stammering.
  • Has sufficient understanding of spoken (English) language to score at or above the 16th percentile on the Understanding Linguistic Concepts subtest of the CELF-4UK assessment.
  • Available to attend treatment for the whole week of 20th July 2009
  • Available to attend treatment for the whole week of 24th August 2009

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Diagnosis of Attention and/or Hyperactivity Disorders
  • Diagnosis of moderate or severe general learning difficulties
  • Diagnosis of moderate or severe receptive and/or pragmatic language difficulties
  • Parent/carer for whom an interpreter would be required
  Contacts and Locations
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00945113

Locations
United Kingdom
Newcastle-upon-Tyne Hospitals NHS Trust
Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Tyne and Wear, United Kingdom
Sponsors and Collaborators
Newcastle-upon-Tyne Hospitals NHS Trust
University of Newcastle Upon-Tyne
North Tyneside Primary Care Trust
Northumberland Care Trust
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Lucy E Paterson, MA, BSc Newcastle upon Tyne NHS Hospitals Foundation Trust
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Lucy Paterson, Speech and Language Therapist, Clinical Lead - Paediatric Dysfluency, Newcastle-upon-Tyne Hospitals NHS Trust
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00945113     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 4565
Study First Received: July 21, 2009
Last Updated: June 26, 2012
Health Authority: United Kingdom: National Health Service
United Kingdom: Research Ethics Committee
United Kingdom: Newcastle University

Keywords provided by Newcastle-upon-Tyne Hospitals NHS Trust:
pilot
stammer
stutter
children
randomised controlled trial
RCT
Speech and Language Therapy
Stuttering

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Stuttering
Speech Disorders
Language Disorders
Communication Disorders
Neurobehavioral Manifestations
Neurologic Manifestations
Nervous System Diseases
Signs and Symptoms

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