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Dec

12

Monday

Nathaniel Swain: Speech and Language Therapy for Young Offenders

5.30pm

Lectures

Public, Staff, Students, Alumni, Academics

The National Association for Professionals working with Language Impaired Children (NAPLIC) and the Language and Communication Science Division at City, University of London present a guest lecture by Nathanial Swan, discussing his work on speech and language therapy for young offenders.

Speaker bio and abstract

Nathaniel is a National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Postgraduate Scholar undertaking a language and literacy intervention project for young offenders with communication disorders. He is also the winner of this year’s University of Melbourne Three Minute Thesis Competition, and Runner-Up at the Asia Pacific Final.

Nathaniel conducted empirical single case intervention studies with six young offenders in Victoria, Australia. There were medium-large improvements in the targeted communication skills, many of which were statistically significant. This research provides the most rigorous evidence to date of the effectiveness of one-to-one speech and language therapy for young offenders. These results indicate that, despite significant barriers, there are immense opportunities for effective and responsive SLT services with young offenders.

NAPLIC is the leading multi-disciplinary professional network for developmental language disorder. NAPLIC holds a well regarded annual conference. The 2017 theme is language, behaviour and well being.

The Language and Communication Science Division at City, University of London carries out cutting-edge research into all aspects of speech and language disorder, including identification, therapy interventions and the impacts on quality of life. Research into deafness and sign language is a further theme, with investigations of atypical signers, and signers with acquired language impairment. City, University of London, is rated 1st in London for Speech and Language, according to The Guardian league tables, 2017.

BSL interpreters will be attending also.

Event Timings

5.30 - Doors open
6.00 - Presentation begins
7.30 - Close

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When & where

5.30pm - 7.30pmMonday 12th December 2016

ELG15 Drysdale Building City, University of London Northampton Square London EC1V 0HB United Kingdom