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Winter Storm Lunch Talk: Shameka Stanford (Howard)

Time: 
Tuesday, January 21, 2020 - 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Location: 
2114/2118 H.J. Patterson Hall

Lunch available at noon, talk begins promptly at 12:15.

Shameka Stanford (School of Communications, Howard University)

Eleven years old, a clean slate and rose colored lenses: The impact of language impairments on juvenile justice

Abstract: Youth with untreated language and learning impairments are increasingly becoming one of the largest incarcerated and detained population in the United States. They are also one of the most vulnerable populations to be coerced into confessions, falsely accused of crimes and tracked through the school-to-confinement pipeline. This population enters the school system with minimal opportunity to succeed without prejudice. This presentation will discuss the impact of language and learning impairments on risk for delinquency, involvement with the criminal justice system, and even criminal recidivism. As well as, what role we as researchers and clinicians play in disrupting this epidemic.