Speech and language therapy for young offenders: Improving outcomes through educational gains
12 Dec 2016
Prisoners’ Education Trust (PET) is delighted to be hosting a talk by Nathaniel Swain, from the University of Melbourne, on his research:
‘Speech and language therapy for young offenders: Improving outcomes through educational gains.’
Date: Monday 12th December
Address: Meeting Room A, The Foundry, Oval Way, London SE11 5RR
- Young offenders are a vulnerable and marginalised group with critical speech, language, and communication needs.
- In Australia it is estimated that between 50 - 60% of young offenders have a clinically significant ‘language learning disorder.’
- Nathaniel conducted a year-long study in a youth justice facility in Victoria, Australia, to examine the extent to which intensive, one-to-one language intervention could improve the language skills of male young offenders.
- He also investigated the feasibility of providing speech and language therapy within an educational service.
If you would like to attend the talk, please contact Robert at PET on Robert@prisonerseducation.org.uk to reserve your space.