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
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|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Masking:||None (Open Label)|
|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|
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.
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
- 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 ]
- 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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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT02313025
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|Odisee||Not yet recruiting|
|Aalst, Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium, 9320|
|Contact: Lieve Van Severen, Dr +32 (0)53 72 71 70 email@example.com|
|Principal Investigator:||Lieve Van Severen, Dr||KU Leuven|