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dc.contributor.advisorEmily Lund
dc.creatorBenes, Clare
dc.date.accessioned2021-07-30T20:06:34Z
dc.date.available2021-07-30T20:06:34Z
dc.date.issued2021-04-29
dc.identifier.urihttps://repository.tcu.edu/handle/116099117/47957
dc.description.abstractThis 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.en_US
dc.format.mediumFormat: Onlineen_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.subjectSpeech therapyen_US
dc.subjectCriminologyen_US
dc.subjectDevelopmental language disorderen_US
dc.subjectJustice Systemen_US
dc.subjectSpecific language impairmenten_US
dc.titleDEVELOPMENTAL LANGUAGE DISORDERS: A SURVEY OF KNOWLEDGE FROM PROFESSIONALS WORKING WITHIN THE JUSTICE SYSTEMen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
etd.degree.departmentSchool of Communication Sciences & Disorders
etd.degree.levelMaster of Science
local.academicunitHarris College of Nursing and Health Sciences


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