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A Speech Sound and Phonemic Awareness Intervention in Flemish Early Childhood Education

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02313025
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified December 2014 by Lieve Van Severen, KU Leuven.
Recruitment status was:  Not yet recruiting
First Posted : December 9, 2014
Last Update Posted : December 9, 2014
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Lieve Van Severen, KU Leuven

Brief Summary:

The language intervention 'Kaatje Klank' is designed for stimulating the speech production and speech perception skills of 4-year-olds in an early childhood educational setting, in order to stimulate early literacy skills. These skills are crucial skills for technical reading in later ages. Good reading skills are an important condition for academic success.

To measure the effect of the language intervention 'Kaatje Klank', the intervention will be applied in six Dutch preschool classes (n = 100 children, 50% native speakers of Dutch, 50% non-native speakers) during 12 weeks (daily). Teachers will be trained and observed using a coaching trajectory.To measure the effect on speech production and perception skills, a pre- and posttest and a comparison with a matched control group (n = 100 children, 50% native speakers of Dutch, 50% non-native speakers) will be used. The control group will receive a different language intervention which focuses on vocabulary development (World-project).


Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Other Developmental Disorders of Speech and Language Other: speech sound intervention Other: World-project Not Applicable

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 200 participants
Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Spreken Verfijnen in de Kleuterklas: De Ontwikkeling Van Een Spraakdidactiek Als Uitbreiding op de Gangbare Taaldidactiek in Het Kleuteronderwijs
Study Start Date : January 2015
Estimated Primary Completion Date : July 2015
Estimated Study Completion Date : December 2015

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Speech sound intervention
This group receives a speech sound and phonemic awareness intervention for four months.
Other: speech sound intervention

An intervention that stimulates speech sound perception and production in four-year-olds.

Each day at preschool the children receive a 15 to 20 minutes intervention, for 12 weeks

Other Name: Kaatje Klank

Active Comparator: World-project
This group receives the WORLD intervention for four months.
Other: World-project
An intervention that stimulates vocabulary development in four-year-olds. Each day at preschool the children receive a 120 minutes intervention, for 10 weeks
Other Name: Wereldwoorden




Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. test battery: speech articulation test + phonemic awareness [ Time Frame: Participants will be tested after an intervention of 12 weeks. The expected average test duration is 16 minutes ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. vocabulary test (Wereldwoorden project) [ Time Frame: Participants will be tested after an intervention of 12 weeks. The expected average test duration is 4 minutes ]


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Ages Eligible for Study:   3 Years to 5 Years   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • In eary childhood education in Flanders (2de kleuterklas)

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Language or speech disorder
  • Less than 1 year acquiring Dutch

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT02313025


Contacts
Contact: Lieve Van Severen, Dr +32 (0)53 72 71 70 lieve.vanseveren@odisee.be
Contact: Inge Zink, Dr +32 16 33 04 81 inge.zink@med.kuleuven.be

Locations
Belgium
Odisee Not yet recruiting
Aalst, Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium, 9320
Contact: Lieve Van Severen, Dr    +32 (0)53 72 71 70    lieve.vanseveren@odisee.be   
Sponsors and Collaborators
KU Leuven
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Lieve Van Severen, Dr KU Leuven

Additional Information:
Responsible Party: Lieve Van Severen, dr., KU Leuven
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02313025     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CatholicULeuven
First Posted: December 9, 2014    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: December 9, 2014
Last Verified: December 2014

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Developmental Disabilities
Speech Disorders
Neurodevelopmental Disorders
Mental Disorders
Language Disorders
Communication Disorders
Neurobehavioral Manifestations
Neurologic Manifestations
Nervous System Diseases
Signs and Symptoms