LENA Star program for Language Development

Phase-Based Progress Estimates
Language DevelopmentLENA Star Program sessions - Behavioral
16 - 30
All Sexes
What conditions do you have?

Study Summary

The objective of the project is to implement the LENA Start Program at the Alief The objective of the project is to implement the LENA Start Program at the Alief Independent School District in Houston, Texas. The purpose of the study is to learn how maternal expectations about language development influence the child's language development. Also, the study will evaluate how much the mothers believe can affect their child's language development. More specifically, the program implementation will serve as a model that other school districts can readily replicate.

Treatment Effectiveness

Study Objectives

6 Primary · 0 Secondary · Reporting Duration: Through study completion, an average of 1 year

Month 30
Language Development Snapshot (LDS) report
MacArthur Bates Communicative Development Inventories (CDI)
Measurement of the Child's Home Environment
Parent beliefs questionnaire
Quality of the Language Environment: Language Environment Analysis (LENA System)
Year 1
Fidelity of implementation

Trial Safety

Trial Design

2 Treatment Groups

Usual care
1 of 2
LENA Star program
1 of 2

Active Control

Experimental Treatment

600 Total Participants · 2 Treatment Groups

Primary Treatment: LENA Star program · No Placebo Group · N/A

LENA Star program
Experimental Group · 1 Intervention: LENA Star Program sessions · Intervention Types: Behavioral
Usual care
ActiveComparator Group · 1 Intervention: Usual care · Intervention Types: Behavioral

Trial Logistics

Trial Timeline

Screening: ~3 weeks
Treatment: Varies
Reporting: through study completion, an average of 1 year

Who is running the clinical trial?

Alief Independent School DistrictUNKNOWN
William Marsh Rice UniversityLead Sponsor
40 Previous Clinical Trials
26,201 Total Patients Enrolled
Alief Independent School District (Alief)UNKNOWN
Snejana Nihtaianova, PhDStudy DirectorWilliam Marsh Rice University

Eligibility Criteria

Age 16 - 30 · All Participants · 6 Total Inclusion Criteria

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You are eligible if you are an adult participant who meets all the criteria listed below.
You must have a child between 16 and 30 months old as of September 1, 2022.
You must speak English or Spanish as your native language.
You are between 16 and 30 months old as of September 1, 2022