Examining the literacy abilities of young people with language difficulties who are serving community orders within the youth justice service

Hopkins, Thomas and Clegg, Judy (2022) Examining the literacy abilities of young people with language difficulties who are serving community orders within the youth justice service. Youth Justice. ISSN 1473-2254 (In Press)

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Abstract

Language and literacy difficulties are prevalent in young people involved in youth justice services (YJS), (Bryan, 2007). Given the known importance of language to on literacy development, few studies have examined the literacy abilities of young people involved in YJS who have language difficulties (Kippin et al., 2021; Winstanley et al., 2019). The writing abilities of this population has yet to be examined despite its importance for participation in restorative justice. This study examined the word reading, spelling, reading comprehension and expository writing abilities of 49 young people aged between 12-18 years involved in YJS who were on community orders and identified as having language difficulties. The young people scored -1sd below all subtest norms and displayed extremely low abilities on the writing subtest. Young people known to YJS should be screened for potential language and literacy difficulties to support their access to interventions aimed at reducing recidivism.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Accepted for publication in Youth Justice journal.
Dates:
DateEvent
18 July 2022Accepted
Uncontrolled Keywords: Offending, language, literacy, expository, comprehension.
Subjects: CAH02 - subjects allied to medicine > CAH02-06 - allied health > CAH02-06-01 - health sciences (non-specific)
CAH04 - psychology > CAH04-01 - psychology > CAH04-01-05 - others in psychology
CAH15 - social sciences > CAH15-04 - health and social care > CAH15-04-02 - childhood and youth studies
CAH16 - law > CAH16-01 - law > CAH16-01-01 - law
CAH19 - language and area studies > CAH19-01 - English studies > CAH19-01-07 - linguistics
CAH22 - education and teaching > CAH22-01 - education and teaching > CAH22-01-01 - education
Divisions: Faculty of Health, Education and Life Sciences > Centre for Social Care, Health and Related Research (C-SHARR)
Depositing User: Thomas Hopkins
Date Deposited: 05 Aug 2022 15:15
Last Modified: 05 Aug 2022 15:15
URI: http://www.open-access.bcu.ac.uk/id/eprint/13450

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