Developmental Language Disorders and Risk of Recidivism Among Young Offenders - Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry (2021)

Summary:  The Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry have published a paper concerned with the impact of developmental language disorders and the risk of recidivism in children involved in the youth justice. 

 

 

Description:

The Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry has published a short paper; developmental language disorders and risk of recidivism among young offenders (2021).

The aim of the paper is to increase the knowledge and evidence concerned with the prevalence or potential impact of developmental language disorder (DLD) on risk of recidivism in children with an history of contact with the criminal justice system.

DLD is a type of speech, language and communication need (SLCN). Children with DLD are usually as able and healthy as other children in all ways, with one exception; they have difficulty talking and understanding language.

The paper found that the children with DLD were twice as likely to re-offend within a year of a Court Order than their peers involved in the youth justice without DLD.