Book Reviews
August 1937

Children Handicapped by Cerebral Palsy.

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By Elizabeth Evans Lord, Ph.D. Cloth. Price, $1.25. Pp. 120, with 9 illustrations. New York: Commonwealth Fund, 1937.

Am J Dis Child. 1937;54(2):451. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1937.01980020245017

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The author is psychologist to the Children's Hospital, Boston. She has studied over 300 children with cerebral palsy. This book is a summary of the impressions gained and a discussion of the problems met in working with these children.

The first chapter was written by Dr. Bronson Crothers. It briefly describes the medical aspects of cerebral palsy. Dr. Crothers states that injury at birth is the most frequent cause. The greater part of the book is devoted to the intelligence responses of the children. The author emphasizes the difficulties encountered in evaluating intelligence, both with and without mental tests, the various types of defects shown and the resulting problems in training and education. A chapter is devoted to the "Teacher Problem," and the final chapter briefly describes some of the emotional problems of the patients and of their parents.

Persons who are working with children with cerebral palsy, who supervise

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