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Table 4 Participant characteristics

From: A classroom intervention targeting working memory, attention and language skills: a cluster randomised feasibility trial

Participants Recruitment targets Number recruited Characteristics
Health professionals n = 8 n = 8 Professional backgound: SLT (n = 4), OT (n = 2), PT (n = 1), SEB (n = 1)
Schools (clusters) n = 6 n = 6 Social disadvantage ranking (based on data from the NIMDM 2017 [33]):
Within lowest decile for their HSCT area (n = 3)
Within lowest quintile for their HSCT area (n = 3)
Children recruited for outcome measurement n = 60 n = 60 Gender: girls (n = 26, 43%); boys (n = 34, 57%)
Age at baseline, 56 to 67 months (mean = 61 months)
n = 30 (50% of sample) n = 22 (37%) 1) Children about whom teachers had concerns around listening and communication skills
n = 12 (20%) n = 12 (20%) 2) Children with diagnosed developmental or learning difficulties
n = 18 (30%) n = 26 (43%) 3) Typically developing children who did not have any identified listening and communication problems as recognised by the teachers