DEVELOPMENTAL LANGUAGE DISORDERS: A SURVEY OF KNOWLEDGE FROM PROFESSIONALS WORKING WITHIN THE JUSTICE SYSTEMShow full item record
|Title||DEVELOPMENTAL LANGUAGE DISORDERS: A SURVEY OF KNOWLEDGE FROM PROFESSIONALS WORKING WITHIN THE JUSTICE SYSTEM|
|Abstract||This study evaluates the knowledge professionals in the justice system have related to Developmental Language Disorders (DLD). One hundred and thirty-six adults in Texas with law-enforcement jobs, primarily police officers, participated in this study. Participants completed a survey consisting of 78 questions about their background, experiences with DLD and beliefs about communication. Results indicate that 69% of law enforcement officers were unfamiliar with DLD or its characteristics. At least 25% of respondents connected a person’s credibility with communication, and 30% responded that they were not sure that accommodations should be made for struggles with language. However, 90% of respondents wanted to learn how to better serve people with DLD. This data demonstrates a substantial need for interprofessional collaboration between the fields of speech-language pathology and the criminal justice system. and provide a basis for the development of collaborative training programs.|
Developmental language disorder
Specific language impairment
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