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October 7, 1950

The Psychology of Exceptional Children

JAMA. 1950;144(6):509. doi:10.1001/jama.1950.02920060071051

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This is a remarkably useful book which covers the problem in 22 chapters. Four chapters are dedicated to the problems of gifted children whereas the rest of the book deals with the mentally retarded, the physically handicapped and the emotionally and socially maladjusted children. Every chapter is closed with a summary and a list of questions and exercises which will enable the student to check his progress while studying the book. Abundant references are given, mostly as footnotes, but selected references and suggested materials for further reading follow every chapter. This book is highly recommended to beginners in the field as a basis of study or, for general information, to laymen interested in the welfare of society. The book is clearly written, points out controversial issues correctly and contains a wealth of information. Three appendixes containing a Diagnostic Child Study Record, The Vineland Social Maturity Scale and a list of

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