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Effective screening and assessment of autistic prisoners

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.

Read the full case study here.

Author: Professor Karen Bryan, University of Surrey

Date added: 24th January 2012