The Nuffield Centre Dyspraxia Programme 3rd Edition (NDP3) was first published in 2004 following nearly a decade of development and building on over twenty years’ practice with previous NDP editions.

Recently updated:

  • New Assessment flip-book – “Visit to the Zoo” story re-tell
  • Articulograms – a set of 42 A5 Articulogram cards in colour
  • 84 Articulogram sound making worksheets
  • New easy-to-use engineered box for Therapy cards
  • Manufactured from 100% recyclable materials

The Programme comprises five wiro-bound folders as detailed below; includes an UPDATED for 2024 21-page NDP3 Speech Assessment with flip-books; a set of 42 A5 colour articulogram cards; an easy-to-use engineered box of therapy cards (four sets of 478 cards, with laminated dividers), all contained within a robust packing carton.

Binder contents

Binder 1 – Therapy manual: a new detailed manual (248 pages) providing a comprehensive reference resource, guidance notes and planning advice.

Folder 1          The Therapy Manual contents
Chapter 1       Theory: Literature Review
Chapter 2       Therapy: Literature Review
Chapter 3       Assessment
Chapter 4       Therapy Approach and Treatment Planning
Chapter 5       Therapy, section by section
Chapter 6       Developing Literacy Skills
Chapter 7       Case Studies
Appendix 1    Speech Error Patterns
Appendix 2    Equipment
Appendix 3    Articulograms- diagrammatic cues
Appendix 4    Eliciting speech sounds
Appendix 5    Ideas for working with older/younger children
Appendix 6    Tasks, Activities, Games
Appendix 7    Normative Issues

Binder 2 – Assessment resources: an updated speech assessment containing 21-page speech assessment and seven assessment flip-books – including, new for 2024, Zoo Story re-tell – packed in a presentation box.

Also includes a set of 42 A5 consonant and vowel NDP3 Articulograms in colour, laminated for durability, packed in a presentation box wallet, plus 84 new sound making worksheets.

NDP3® Assessment HCE transcription

Australian Speech Pathologists are increasingly using the Harrington, Cox and Evans (HCE) (1997) transcription system in preference to the Mitchell (1946) transcription system, for describing Australian English. We are therefore pleased to provide a phonemic transcription of the NDP3 Assessment single vowels, words, phrases and sentences for a typical Australian adult speaker, using the HCE system. The document is a 5-page PDF.


We are very grateful to Felicity Laurence, Certified Practising Speech Pathologist from Tasmania, and to Professor Felicity Cox, Department of Linguistics, Macquarie University, New South Wales, for their help in this matter.

Click here to download the NDP3® Assessment HCE transcription

Binders 3-5 – Now includes revised oro-motor advice and exercises.

The binders include over 500 structured photocopiable therapy worksheets, featuring child-friendly designs and presentations and additional therapy sections. The worksheets are organised into different levels: single sounds, C+V /V+C, CV, CVCV, CVC, multisyllabic words, clusters, phrase and clause word combinations and from sentence level to connected speech. Blank worksheets are also provided to give clinicians flexibility to design their own worksheets, specific to an individual child’s profile of difficulties.

Therapy cards – new packaging: Incorporates an easy-to-use engineered box, with lid, containing four sets of 478 cards (1,912 cards in total). Now also includes durable laminated dividers (vowel, consonant, CV, CVC, etc).

Above: Seven 20-page Assessment flip-books: CV/VC, CVC, CVCV, Multisyllabic, Consonant clusters, Phrases and Sentences and “Visit to the Zoo” story re-tell. Laminated for durability. Also available as a separate item.

NEW for 2024 – “Visit to the Zoo” – this story re-tell is a 159-word, 8-page story of a family trip to the zoo. It is an additional assessment of connected speech (beyond the imitation of phrases and sentences) for therapists to use as an observational exercise.

The story is read to the child, while showing the flip-book pictures. The child is then encouraged to re-tell the story using the pictures as a prompt. The child’s responses are transcribed onto the Assessment forms – live or from an audio recording. The connected speech checklist (on the next page of the Assessment) can be used to describe the child’s connected speech and to rate severity.

All NDP3 Assessment packs – within NDP3 Complete or as separate items – now include the “Visit to the Zoo” story re-tell. The Zoo flip-book only plus the updated Assessment, is available as a separate item for therapists who wish to update their existing NDP3 Speech Assessment pack.

Above: Articulogram cards: 42 double-sided vowel and consonant cards in colour. Laminated for durability. Also available as a separate item.

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