DEAP Assessment for Children with Speech Sound Disorder
About this course
The RCSLT, in their soon-to-be-published Speech Sound Disorder (SSD) guidance, has recommended that the DEAP assessment should be part of the core assessment battery for all children who have SSD. This course will provide clinicians with the skill and confidence to administer and analyse the Diagnostic Evaluation of Articulation and Phonology (DEAP) assessment, in order to differentially diagnose the presenting SSD subtype.
Attend this course:
- To have an overview of the sub-types of SSD
- To understand how to use and interpret the DEAP assessment from the initial screen to the more detailed assessments of articulation, phonology and consistency
- To understand how to use and interpret the Toddler Phonology Test (TPT)
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.
- A brief overview of Barbara Dodd’s Speech Sound Disorder classification system, identifying the different sub-types
- Administration, scoring, analysis and interpretation of the DEAP screen
- Administration, scoring, analysis and interpretation of the DEAP subtests – articulation, phonology and inconsistency
- Administration, scoring, analysis and interpretation of the TPT
We will include case examples for analysis and interpretation.
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 select to reserve a place instead (while you confirm you can attend or to organise payment through your employer for example). We can hold your place for up to four weeks, if we have not heard from you after this time, we may need to cancel your reservation so other people can attend the training.
Course Beetle is an approved supplier for NHS Trusts, Local Authorities and Schools.
“This training was 10/10. It was well organised and each topic flowed. The presenter didn’t allow questions to derail the training but still covered what was asked. It was paced well and the information was clear.”
“The training was extremely practical and relevant, clearly structured and well explained. I’m much clearer on the distinguishing features of CAS vs IPD and it’s great to have an up-to-date chart of typical ages of speech sound development.”
DEAP, TPT, SSD