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Oral Language in Children With Down Syndrome

The recruitment status of this study is unknown because the information has not been verified recently.
Verified August 2009 by University of Sao Paulo.
Recruitment status was  Active, not recruiting
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico
Information provided by:
University of Sao Paulo
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00952354
First received: August 3, 2009
Last updated: August 4, 2009
Last verified: August 2009

August 3, 2009
August 4, 2009
August 2007
April 2009   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
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Oral Language in Children With Down Syndrome
Oral Language in Children With Down Syndrome: Lexical, Syntactic and Semantic Aspects

The objective of this research is to verify the language of children with Down syndrome concerning lexical, syntactic and semantic aspects using MLU. The hypothesis is that children with Down syndrome will present low performance, regarding not only the quantitative measures as MLU-m, MLU-w, GM-1 and GM-2, but also regarding the qualitative aspects of their production, when compared to children with typical development.

One of the alternatives to observe and assess language development and language disorders is to analyze spontaneous language samples, which allos the identification of qualitative and quantitative aspects. The analysis involves the MLU-morphemes, MLU-words and words classes. All words produced are analyzed, including interjections, adverbs and adjectives.Word classes with grammatical characteristics present lower averages, as prepositions and conjunctions. Reference parameters are the ones of the spoken language. The objective assessment with qualitative and quantitative data may help the speech and language pathologist/therapist to determine therapeutic guidelines to each patient.

Observational
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
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Non-Probability Sample

60 children with Down syndrome aged from 3 to 10 years

Down Syndrome
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research group
60 children aged from 3 to 10 years, both genders, observed in a symbolic play situation with their language therapists

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Active, not recruiting
60
August 2009
April 2009   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • genetic diagnosis of Down syndrome
  • good health conditions
  • normal results on audiologic evaluation
  • pediatric and ear, nose and throat periodic check ups.
  • attend speech-language therapy at the Speech Language Pathology Laboratory in Syndromes and Sensorimotor Deficits (SLPL-SSD) of the School of Medicine of the University of São Paulo.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • submission to long term hospitalizations due to heart diseases and major respiratory airway infections, that may interfere in the child's global development
  • presence of visual or auditory important deficits
Both
3 Years to 10 Years
Yes
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Brazil
 
NCT00952354
473492/2007-5, CNPq-473492/2007-5
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Suelly Cecilia Olivan Limongi, University of São Paulo
University of Sao Paulo
Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico
Study Chair: Suelly CO Limongi, PhD University of Sao Paulo
Principal Investigator: Rosangela V Andrade, PhD University of Sao Paulo
Principal Investigator: Fabiola C Flabiano, PhD student University of Sao Paulo
Principal Investigator: Porto Eliza, Ms student University of Sao Paulo
Principal Investigator: Angela MA Carvalho, Ms student University of Sao Paulo
University of Sao Paulo
August 2009

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