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Communication Disorders

First Reader

Dr. Nancy Hardman

Second Reader

Dr. Randall D. Wight

Third Reader

Dr. Myra Houser


In this work, an overview is given of the prevalence of language disorders within the youth offender population along with its implication for you g individuals in the criminal justice system. An evidence-based argument is made for the need for speech-language pathologists to advocate for youth offenders with language disorders by educating relevant personnel and providing language therapy services to youth offenders who qualify.

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