Core Vocabulary Therapy for Inconsistent Phonological Disorder
About this course
You 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 consider how to implement this therapy approach to treat children with inconsistent phonological disorders.
Speech and Language Therapist in Independent Practice
Dr Jan Broomfield served as a Consultant Speech and Language Therapist in the NHS for 30 years. Since then, Jan has moved into independent practice where she continues to carry a caseload of children with complex speech disorders.
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 disorders. The 320 children identified with primary speech difficulties were assessed using the DEAP (Diagnostic Evaluation of Articulation and Phonology), using Professor Barbara Dodd’s classification system 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 who were not responding to other treatment regimes. She has authorised Jan to present this training.
Dr Jan Broomfield 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.
During this course, we will cover:
- Assessment of inconsistent speech using DEAP
- Differential diagnosis of types of child speech disorder
- Identification of inconsistent phonological disorder
- 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
Who this course is suitable for
This course is presented Virtual Live – Online over Zoom
This course is available on various dates throughout the year. To view available course dates and book your place click here.
During the booking process, you can choose to reserve a place, while you confirm you can attend or organise payment through your employer. We can hold your place for up to four weeks. If we have not heard from you before this time, we may cancel your reservation so other people can attend the training.
Course Beetle is an approved supplier for NHS Trusts, Local Authorities and Schools.
“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.”