TOPSE for parents of babies

A number of professionals working with parents of babies have asked us to modify the TOPSE statements for this use.

This revised tool is currently being piloted and ongoing testing is needed to verify the tool’s reliability and validity.

Please contact Prof Sally Kendall ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ) for a copy of TOPSE for parents of babies on the understanding that you would agree to share your data with us. This would enable us to continue the process of data analysis with a wider and larger sample of parents.


TOPSE for parents with learning disabilities

In response to feedback from professionals working with parents who have learning disabilities we have developed a simplified version of TOPSE.

A feasibility study was first conducted to determine whether TOPSE could be adapted for parents with learning disabilities.Evidence from this study and in consultation with a speech and language therapist informed the revision of a simplified tool.

The language and presentation of the TOPSE scales have been simplified, statements have been rephrased for clarity and understanding and a five point rating scale using faces rather than numbers has been developed.

This revised tool was developed to evaluate the effectiveness of parenting support for parents with learning disabilities and may have wider relevance also to parents with low literacy skills.

 

 

Below is an example of a statement for the tool for parents with learning disabilities.

 

This revised tool for parents with learning disabilities has been tested on a small sample of parents and ongoing testing is needed to verify the tool’s reliability and validity. The pdf file can be accessed by contacting Prof Sally Kendall on the proviso that you would agree to share your data with us. This would enable us to continue the process of data analysis with a wider and larger sample of parents.

 

Please contact Prof Sally Kendall ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ) for further information

 

 

 

Testimonials

A recent survey of users of TOPSE highlighted the following testimonials

“TOPSE showed a benefit to parents in all areas. We are using the individual results to signpost parents to other beneficial services following attendance at groups”

“We continue to only commission providers who use robust monitoring and evaluation tools, one of which is TOPSE’

“We use TOPSE to provide evidence of the effectiveness of our parenting courses”

“TOPSE is now embedded into our Quality Standards for the delivery of parenting programmes”

“I love TOPSE. It is easy to understand and clear to complete... parent and clinician friendly and allows parents to tell the truth about their experiences rather than what they think the clinicians want to hear them say”

“A valuable resource to enable both professionals and parents to see the impact and progress made and to help recognise pathways forward for developments and support”

“The tool was perceived to be easy to use by parents and the themed nature of the questions helped to clarify thinking in relation to aspects of being a parent”

 

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