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

Time: 3-5pm

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.

You can read more about Nathaniel and his work here: nathanielswain.com
                                                                               @NathanielRSwain

If you would like to attend the talk, please contact Robert at PET on Robert@prisonerseducation.org.uk to reserve your space.