Nathaniel Swain: Speech and Language Therapy for Young Offenders
This is a free lecture by Nathaniel Swain who is coming to London from Melbourne, Australia. 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.
Doors oopen at 5.30, and the presentation starts at 6.
BSL interpreters will be attending also.