A little more about us

The Nuffield Dyspraxia Programme (NDP) was developed by the Speech and Language Therapists at The Nuffield Hearing and Speech Centre, Royal National Throat Nose and Ear Hospital, London. It was created to provide therapists with a structured yet flexible resource for managing childhood apraxia of speech/ developmental verbal dyspraxia.

NDP was first published in 1985, updated in 1992 and the third, completely revised edition, NDP3, was first published in 2004.

Each year, across the world, thousands of children are helped by Speech and Language Therapists using NDP3. Our primary goal is to make these resources as accessible as possible.

We operate on the principles of a not-for-profit company. Any surplus generated is reinvested in the Programme, used to create new resources, and used to underwrite the distribution of resources to those with the greatest need.

NDP (1985, 1992)
Editor: Veronica Connery
Contributors: Caroline Boardman, Doreen Bray, Anne Coburn, Christine Combes, Claire Hammond, Kathryn Harker, Clare Henry, Heather Hoad, Sarah Nicholls, Jeanne Reilly, Katayoun Sharples, Hilary Stephens, Sandra Webb, Pamela Williams, Jo Wilson, Valerie Winfield.

Publisher (from 1989, 1992): Anthony Allison

NDP3 (2004-)

Editors: Pamela Williams, Hilary Stephens

Key contributors: Shula Burrows, Veronica Connery, Juliette Corrin, Katie Yoe.

Contributors: Sarah J. Ashley, Sarah Friel, Elaine Lavery, Freda O’Driscoll, Sarah Nottingham, Nicky Shepherd, Blair Thorburn.

Publisher: Anthony Allison

Artists: Mary and Tony Gibson; Anthony Allison

Thanks: The editors are indebted to Joy Stackhouse and Bill Wells for their inspirational work on Psycholinguistics, and to Joy Stackhouse and Michele Parker for reviewing the assessment chapter.

We are grateful to the Trustees of the Royal Free Hampstead NHS Trust, which incorporates The Special Trustees of the Royal National Throat Nose and Ear Hospital, and The Speech and Language Therapy Managers and General Managers of the Royal National Throat Nose and Ear Hospital, for their support.

Above all, we wish to thank the children who attended the Nuffield Hearing and Speech Centre and the Nuffield Speech and Language Unit for helping us understand something about developmental verbal dyspraxia and for providing the inspiration for the creation and development of the Nuffield Centre Dyspraxia Programme.

If you would like to know more about the work of The Nuffield Centre Dyspraxia Programme, please contact info@ndp3.org

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