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dc.contributor.authorAdams, Catherine; orcid: 0000-0003-4413-0803; email: catherine.adams@manchester.ac.uk
dc.contributor.authorGaile, Jacqueline
dc.contributor.authorRoddam, Hazel
dc.contributor.authorBaxendale, Janet
dc.contributor.authorClitheroe, Laura
dc.contributor.authorEmsley, Richard
dc.date.accessioned2021-09-22T15:20:36Z
dc.date.available2021-09-22T15:20:36Z
dc.date.issued2020-09-22
dc.date.submitted2019-03-22
dc.identifierhttps://chesterrep.openrepository.com/bitstream/handle/10034/625907/40814_2020_Article_658.pdf?sequence=2
dc.identifierhttps://chesterrep.openrepository.com/bitstream/handle/10034/625907/40814_2020_Article_658_nlm.xml?sequence=3
dc.identifier.citationPilot and Feasibility Studies, volume 6, issue 1, page 137
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10034/625907
dc.descriptionFrom Springer Nature via Jisc Publications Router
dc.descriptionHistory: received 2019-03-22, accepted 2020-08-02, registration 2020-08-03, pub-electronic 2020-09-22, online 2020-09-22, collection 2020-12
dc.descriptionPublication status: Published
dc.descriptionFunder: National Institute for Health Research; doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.13039/501100000272; Grant(s): PB-PG- 1014-35011
dc.description.abstractAbstract: Background: Children with Social (Pragmatic) Communication Disorder (SPCD) have long-term needs in using and processing social language and have a high risk of later mental health difficulties. A manualised speech and language therapy programme, the Social Communication Intervention Programme (SCIP) provides therapy content for SPCD. A feasibility study is required to derive more precise estimates of key parameters for a future trial of SCIP. Aims: To assess the feasibility of conducting a substantive randomized controlled trial of SCIP for children with SPCD. Methods: A questionnaire was distributed to paediatric speech and language therapists in England. Survey questions addressed number of eligible children, routine intervention provision and trial recruitment factors. In the second phase, a single-arm intervention feasibility study was completed. Fifteen speech and language practitioners identified 24 children aged 5–11 years with SPCD. Practitioners received training/supervision to deliver 20 SCIP therapy sessions to each child. At time 1, parents of participating children provided three communication goals; expected steps in each goal were defined. After intervention, parents and practitioners independently rated each goal compared to baseline ability. Two research practitioners compared parent post-intervention commentaries with outcome scores to derive guidance about clinical significance. All practitioners recorded audio commentaries on therapy experiences. Post-intervention interviews were conducted with 6 practitioners and 6 parents. An expert panel completed a Delphi consultation on trial design. Results: Routine practice for SPCD varies widely. Children tend to be embedded in autism provision. Participation in a future trial was well supported provided resources are available to services. Outcomes analysis indicated all children except one made some progress on parent ratings; all children made progress on practitioner ratings. A power analysis for a future trial was carried out using current outcome measure as putative primary endpoint. Practitioners’ audio-diaries provided suggestions for training and adaption in a future trial. Outcomes and therapy methods were acceptable to practitioners and parents. Conclusions: The feasibility study evaluated a novel outcome measure of social communication skills in SPCD. A power calculation indicated a feasible framework for a trial within a realistic period of time. Recommendations for recruitment methods, adaptation of manual and training were supported by practitioners and an expert panel. Trial registration: Title: Speech-language therapy for child social communication disorder Trial ID: ISRCTN48030419. Date registered: January 1, 2017. Registered retrospectively.
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dc.publisherBioMed Central
dc.rightsLicence for this article: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.sourceeissn: 2055-5784
dc.subjectResearch
dc.subjectPragmatics
dc.subjectSocial communication
dc.subjectIntervention
dc.subjectTrial
dc.subjectSpeech
dc.subjectLanguage therapy
dc.titleEvaluation of a manualised speech and language therapy programme for children with social communication disorder: the SCIP feasibility study
dc.typearticle
dc.date.updated2021-09-22T15:20:36Z
dc.date.accepted2020-08-02


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