Nuffield Dyspraxia Programme (NDP3®) Modules 1-4
About this course
The course explores the current evidence-based information for childhood apraxia of speech. You’ll also learn the NDP3 assessment procedure and intervention approach, so you can use NDP3 effectively in your clinical practice.
There are 4 modules in total.
Modules 1-2 introduce the underlying principles, research base and principles of the NDP3 treatment approach.
Modules 3-4 focus on how to apply NDP3 in clinical practice, and uses case study exercises to gain confidence in setting goals and formulating plans.
Speech and Language Therapist and Lead author of the Nuffield Dyspraxia Programme
Dr Pam Williams retired from her clinical post as Consultant Speech and Language Therapist at the Nuffield Hearing and Speech Centre, in December 2017. Dr Williams was involved in creating the original Nuffield Centre Dyspraxia Programme (NDP), published in 1985.
Following this she co-edited the current NDP (3rd edition) with her colleague Hilary Stephens. Dr Pam Williams has lectured widely in the UK, Ireland, Europe and Australia. Dr Williams continues to run training workshops on the subject of NDP and childhood apraxia of speech. Pam was a member of the project team that produced the original (2011) Policy Statement on Developmental Verbal Dyspraxia, and more recently the RCSLT (2024) Position Paper on Childhood Apraxia of Speech. Furthermore, she was a supporting author of the RCSLT (2024) Speech Sound Disorders Guidance.
Dr Williams was awarded a Fellowship of the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists in 2013 and is a former chair of the UK Dyspraxia Foundation Charity. She is a current member of the Child Speech Disorder Research Network for the UK and Ireland.
Module 1-2 topics
- The nature of developmental verbal dyspraxia and the typical presenting difficulties of children with DVD/CAS
- The current DVD/CAS evidence -base for assessment and diagnosis, intervention approaches and service delivery
- Key principles of the NDP3 Assessment and how it can be used to inform differential diagnosis and to create case profiles
- Principles of the NDP3 treatment approach
- A step-by-step guide to treatment planning and goal setting using NDP3, illustrated by clinical case studies
Module 3-4 topics
- Analysing a child’s data in detail following the NDP3 Assessment guidance, to produce a case profile
- How to create short and longer-term treatment plans for specific cases utilising NDP3 methodology and how to apply these in therapy sessions
- Identifying immediate needs, setting general and specific treatment goals, selecting stimuli and resources to use in therapy and monitor progress
This resource is essential for this training
This Manual is only supplied to delegates who are booking onto an NDP3 training course with us. The easiest way to order the manual is to do so as part of your course booking.
NOTE: This manual is part of the full NDP3 Programme, so If you already have a copy of the programme from 2012 or later you don’t need to purchase this item.
The NDP3 Manual for Training provides detailed guidance on planning and management, how to progress in achievable steps and what strategies to adopt to deal with problems. Reference is made by the course presenter, to relevant sections through the training. The manual will continue to be a recommended source of reference to support ongoing therapy.
Chapters 1-7 Literature review, background, and approach of NDP3 including Case Studies.
Appendix 1 Speech error patterns in children with developmental verbal dyspraxia. Appendix 2 Toys and equipment.
Appendix 3 Articulograms.
Appendix 4 Eliciting single sounds in isolation.
Appendix 5 Ideas for working with younger and older children. Appendix 6 Tasks / Activities / Games.
Appendix 7 Normative Issues.
Course Beetle price to add hard copy manual to your order: £40
Weighing approximately 1Kg, this substantial manual (which forms part of the full NDP3 Programme) can be obtained directly from the publisher, or added to your course booking.
- Hard-copy version directly from the publisher – UK Price £35 (inclusive of postage and packing). Participants from overseas should consult the website for relevant prices and allow sufficient time for delivery
- Hard copy added to your course booking with Course Beetle – UK Price £40 (inclusive of postage and packing, UK Only)
Purchase online manual from Course Beetle for £15 (3 months) or £50 (1 year)
The digital version comes in 2 subscription options:
- 3 months (£15)
- 1 year (£50)
The manual is presented in pdf form via our secure portal. The digital resource is not printable.
This resource may be of interest
A digital version of the NDP3 Assessment (with non-printable forms) is included as part of the course fee for delegates purchasing View Anytime NDP3 Training and our online fixed-time courses.
Accessed online within our secure portal, this digital version of the popular NDP3® Assessment presents the assessment pictures as single images which can be resized to create a large view of each image if required. The digital resource enables practitioners to use the assessment during teletherapy. The paid subscription allows printing of the assessment forms.
Please note: This resource can be purchased through Course Beetle as an individual order here.
NDP3® Assessment Subscription (digital) for £15 (1 month) or £60 (1 year)
The digital resource comes in 2 subscription options:
- 1 month (£15)
- 1 year (£60)
Who this course is suitable for
This course is suitable for: Higher Level Speech and Language Therapists (HLSLTs), Returners to Speech and Language Therapy, Speech and Language Therapists (SLTs), Speech and Language Therapy Students, Speech Pathologists
Owing to the specialist technical nature of this course, eligibility is restricted to Speech Pathologists / Speech and Language Therapists / SLPs, ie those who are able to undertake diagnostic assessments. We will also accept speech and language therapy students on this course.
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.
“Very informative and detailed. Lots of signposting to further reading and articles.”
“The case examples that were given were highly relevant for clients that we typically see.”
“Really excellent course! Thank you to Pam for making it interactive. It was interactive, and nicely paced and it was helpful to have a mixture of theory and case/video examples.”