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October 2, 1948

An Educational Philosophy for Exceptional Children

JAMA. 1948;138(5):391. doi:10.1001/jama.1948.02900050059033

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Abstract

This brochure contains papers delivered in a symposium at the Woods School in May 1947. Similar conferences and institutes have been conducted at this institution on subjects dealing with the education of the exceptional child each spring and autumn since 1935. The introductory remarks are by Dr. George S. Stevenson, Medical Director, National Committee for Mental Hygiene. The following papers are included: "Theories of Culture and the Deviant," Morris Edward Opler, Ph.D.; "Education as a Factor in Personal Adjustment," Lawson G. Lowrey, M.D.; "Today's Changing Educational Scene," W. Carson Ryan, Ph.D.; "The Importance of Pattern Movements in the Rehabilitation of Cerebral Palsy Patients," Temple Fay, M.D.; "Communication as an Essential Area of Learning," Emmett Albert Betts, Ph.D., and "Modern Woman and the Harvard Report," O. Hobart Mowrer, Ph.D.

While each speaker dealt with the problem in relation to his own field, all were concerned with the role of education in

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