EMT en Español: Comprehensive Early Intervention to Support School Readiness Skills for Spanish-speaking Toddlers With Language Delays

Trial Information
Status: Recruiting
Location: See location...
Intervention Type: Behavioral
Study Type: Interventional
Study Phase: Not Applicable
Summary

The goal of the study is to conduct an initial efficacy study of a promising therapist and caregiver-implemented communication intervention to improve language and school readiness skills in low-income Spanish-speaking children with receptive and expressive language delays (ages 30 to 36 months). The proposed randomized trial compares the effects of a caregiver plus therapist implemented EMT en Español intervention to a community based business as usual control group at four time points (pre- intervention, post-intervention, 6 month follow-up, 12 month follow-up) in a sample of 84 low-income, Spanish-speaking families and their toddlers with receptive and expressive language delays.

Am I eligible for this trial?
Participation Requirements
Sex:
All
Minimum Age:
2
Maximum Age:
3
Healthy Volunteers:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers

• Spanish is the primary language spoken to the child by caregivers as measured by the Home Language Scale

• The child demonstrates expressive and receptive language delays (at least 1.5 standard deviations below the mean n each domain as measured on the Preschool Language Scale- 5th edition Spanish)

• The child demonstrates cognitive skills within 1 standard deviation of the mean as measured by the Leiter-R

• The child is between 30-36 months old

• The child does not have any other disabilities (e.g. ASD, Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, blindness, deafness)

• There is one consistent caregiver willing to participate in training and assessments

• The family meets criteria for low-income status (i.e., income is up to 2 times federal poverty level for a family of that size)

Where is this trial taking place?
United States
Tennessee
Vanderbilt University
Recruiting
Nashville
Who do I contact about this trial?
Primary
Ann P Kaiser, PhD
ann.kaiser@vanderbilt.edu
615-322-8163
Backup
Tatiana Peredo, PhD
tatiana.peredo@vanderbilt.edu
When is this trial taking place?
Start Date: December 1, 2019
Estimated Completion Date: July 31, 2024
How many participants will be in this trial?
Target number of participants: 90
What treatment is being studied in this trial?
Active Comparator: Treatment
Participants in the Treatment group will receive a hybrid therapist-implemented and caregiver-implemented intervention be compared to a BAU control group. Caregivers and children will be assessed at baseline, after the intervention, 6 months after intervention, and 12 months after intervention, and will receive a $50 gift card for participating in each assessment time point, $75 for completing all four assessments, and books and play/activity materials with target word lists in Spanish.
No Intervention: Control
Participants in the BAU group will be offered 10 caregiver support sessions after completing the 12-month follow-up. These home-based sessions will emphasize shared book reading, modeling vocabulary for school readiness in play and routines, and include general information for families about options for public school language related services. Each session will last about 30 minutes and be conducted by a trained staff member. Caregivers and children will be assessed at baseline, after the intervention, 6 months after intervention, and 12 months after intervention, and will receive a $50 gift card for participating in each assessment time point, $75 for completing all four assessments, and books and play/activity materials with target word lists in Spanish.
Who are the authors of this trial?
Tatiana Peredo, Ann P Kaiser

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