Pilot: Group Therapy for Children Who Stammer

NCT ID: NCT00945113

A Pilot Randomised Controlled Trial of the Effectiveness of Intensive Group Speech and Language Therapy as a Treatment for Older Children Who Stammer
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.
pilot, stammer, stutter, children, randomised controlled trial, RCT, Speech and Language Therapy, Stuttering
Newcastle-upon-Tyne Hospitals NHS Trust
Newcastle-upon-Tyne Hospitals NHS Trust, University of Newcastle Upon-Tyne, North Tyneside Primary Care Trust, Northumberland Care Trust
Last Updated
06 Oct 2015
Official Link
United Kingdom