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Hopkins, Thomas; Clegg, Judy; Stackhouse, Joy – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2018
Background: A high prevalence of Developmental Language Disorder (DLD) is reported in the population of Young Offenders (YO). However, little is known about the extent of the association between language and offending behaviour relative to social disadvantage, education attendance and non-verbal intelligence (IQ), and neither has this association…
Descriptors: Disadvantaged Youth, Delinquency, Juvenile Justice, Expository Writing
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Spencer, Sarah; Clegg, Judy; Stackhouse, Joy – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2012
Background: It is recognized that children from areas associated with socioeconomic disadvantage are at an increased risk of delayed language development. However, so far research has focused mainly on young children and there has been little investigation into language development in adolescence. Aims: To investigate the language abilities of…
Descriptors: Language Aptitude, Adolescents, Standardized Tests, Syntax