This case study describes the importance of an awareness of communication difficulties amongst people who are in contact with the criminal justice system.
Research has shown that 60% of young offenders have undiagnosed speech, language and communication difficulties. Professor Karen Bryan of Surrey University describes case study A and discusses the importance of an awarenes of communication difficulties in the criminal justice system. An example guide for staff in how to communicate with A is given, and key indicators of communication problems are outlined.
Author: Professor Karen Bryan, University of Surrey
Date added: 24th January 2012