Journal article

Improving communication outcomes for young offenders: a proposed response to intervention framework

PC Snow, DD Sanger, LM Caire, PA Eadie, T Dinslage

International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders | Wiley | Published : 2015

Abstract

Background: Speech, language and communication needs (SLCN) are strongly overrepresented in young offender populations, and there is growing commitment internationally to ensuring access to speech–language therapy services for such young people. However there is currently no framework in which such interventions might be conceptualized, delivered and evaluated. This is significant given the role of language competence in the development of prosocial skills and also in the transition to literacy. Aims: To present Response to Intervention (RTI) as a framework in which SLCN of young offenders might be systematically addressed and evaluated within youth justice settings, led by speech–language t..

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