The Effects of Tactile Speech Feedback on Stuttering Frequency

This study has been withdrawn prior to enrollment.
(Patent being pursued prior to trial initiation)
Sponsor:
Collaborators:
West Virginia University
Auburn University
University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
University of Mississippi, Oxford
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01315730
First received: March 11, 2011
Last updated: May 9, 2014
Last verified: May 2014
  Purpose

The purpose of this research project is to test the effects of exposure of different forms of tactile speech feedback on overt stuttering frequency.


Condition Intervention Phase
Stuttering
Device: Tactile Stimulation
Phase 1

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: The Effects of Tactile Speech Feedback on Stuttering Frequency

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Further study details as provided by University of Mississippi, Oxford:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Speech Fluency [ Time Frame: 1 week ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Speech fluency was defined by either reading or saying a set syllable sentence in a book which is normally 8th grade reading level or lower. Pauses or stutters are considered positive indicators of dis-fluent speech.


Enrollment: 0
Study Start Date: March 2011
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Device: Tactile Stimulation
A new medical grade device (FDA - category exempt) has been newly designed and built at the University of Mississippi within the departments of Communication Sciences & Disorders, Exercise Science, and Computer and Electrical Engineering. The device records either sound waves (via a small standard microphone) or three dimensional accelerometer data from the throat of a stuttering subject. This data is digitally signal processed, and "fed back" to the user in the form of a small vibrating disk/film that can be held between the fingers or mounted on the skin. This feedback data does not require the subject to attend to the incoming signal.
Device: Tactile Stimulation
See Arms

Detailed Description:

A new medical grade device (FDA - category exempt) has been newly designed and built at the University of Mississippi within the departments of Communication Sciences & Disorders, Exercise Science, and Computer and Electrical Engineering. The device records either sound waves (via a small standard microphone) or three dimensional accelerometer data from the throat of a stuttering subject. This data is digitally signal processed, and "fed back" to the user in the form of a small vibrating disk/film that can be held between the fingers or mounted on the skin. This feedback data does not require the subject to attend to the incoming signal.

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Adults diagnosed with persistent developmental stuttering

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Subjects below 18 years of age
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01315730

Locations
United States, Mississippi
The University of Mississippi
University, Mississippi, United States, 38677
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Mississippi, Oxford
West Virginia University
Auburn University
University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Dwight E Waddell, Ph.D. The University of Mississippi
  More Information

Publications:
Responsible Party: University of Mississippi, Oxford
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01315730     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: UMO-0001
Study First Received: March 11, 2011
Last Updated: May 9, 2014
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

Keywords provided by University of Mississippi, Oxford:
stuttering
haptic
feedback
fluency

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

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on August 28, 2014