Oral language competency, underpins so many outcomes. A child progresses most markedly through acquiring oral language by age five. The most significant leap occurs around three years old, when children scramble to use their fast growing vocabulary to express themselves. At this time, there may be some fluency problems as children put language together.
Oral Language Competency & Youth Offenders
One interesting factor emerging from current research, shows that many youth offenders, have clinically significant but previously undetected oral language competency difficulties. Given that our legal system is built on being able to “tell your story” it is hardly surprising, that youth offenders find the court system an enormous challenge. More to follow on this.!