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Core Vocabulary Therapy for Inconsistent Phonological Disorder

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Core Vocabulary Therapy for Inconsistent Phonological Disorder

What is this course?

Inconsistent phonological disorder accounts for around 10% of all children with speech difficulties. There is strong evidence to show that the Core Vocabulary Therapy Approach is the most effective intervention approach for these children.

Start date Wednesday 25 May 2022

Further date/s Thursday 26 May 2022

Time 9:30am - 12:30pm

Location Online

Fee £99.00-£120.00

Discounts available

Student and SaLT returners to work £50

Course presenter: Dr Jan Broomfield

Speech and Language Therapist in Independent Practice

Dr Jan Broomfield left her post as Consultant Speech and Language Therapist in the NHS in 2011 after 30 years continuous service. Since that time, Jan has moved into independent practice where she continues to carry a caseload of children with complex speech disorder.

Jan’s PhD involved a service-wide randomised controlled trial (RCT), evaluating the nature of the caseload as well as the clinical effectiveness of the service offered; the study involved 730 children with speech and/or language disorder. The 320 children identified with primary speech difficulties were assessed using the DEAP (Diagnostic Evaluation of Articulation and Phonology), classified using Professor Barbara Dodd’s classification and followed differentiated therapy programmes including the Core Vocabulary approach.

Jan has worked closely with Barbara during and since obtaining her PhD in 2003. Both together and independently, they have published a number of peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters. Barbara developed the Core Vocabulary approach in response to seeing children with persisting speech disorders that were not responding to other treatment regimes. She has authorised Jan to present this training.

Jan led the working party that produced the RCSLT Policy Statement (2011) on Developmental Verbal Dyspraxia. She is a current member of the Child Speech Disorder Research Network (UK and Ireland) and chairs the North-East Speech Clinical Excellence Network, now in its 15th year.

Why attend this course?

Attendees will learn about assessment and differential diagnosis of inconsistent phonological disorder, differentiating this presentation from other types of speech disorder including developmental verbal dyspraxia / childhood apraxia of speech. You will learn the theoretical underpinnings of the core vocabulary approach, as well as considering how to implement this therapy approach to treat children with inconsistent phonological disorder.

The course is split into 2 parts, held over two consecutive mornings.

Who is this course for?

This course is for qualified speech and language therapists and speech and language therapy students.

Course topics

Part A – Wednesday 25th May 2022

  • Assessment of child speech disorder using the DEAP
  • Differential diagnosis of types of child speech disorder
  • Identification of inconsistent phonological disorder

Part B  – Thursday 26th May 2022

  • Evidence based management of inconsistent phonological disorder using the Core Vocabulary approach
  • Case examples
  • Consideration of clinical context including agent, duration and frequency of the intervention

What people are saying about this course

“Well organised and presented with lots of practical ideas. Good balance between research and practice. Nice handouts and resources included. A really interactive group of people. Great to be able to access such high-quality training online.”

“The course was very informative and all of the information was easy to follow. It was also really helpful to ask questions and hear other therapists’ questions about IPD and core vocabulary.”

“It was very clearly presented. I didn’t know much about the Core Vocab approach before the course apart from briefly reading up about it. Jan explained it all in a very accessible way such that I feel I can now go away and put it into practice. The video clips were very helpful.”


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