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November 1937

The Psychology of Exceptional Children. Vol. II.

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By Norma V. Scheidemann, Ph.D. Pp. 460, with 33 illustrations and 16 tables. Price, $3.25. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1937.

Am J Dis Child. 1937;54(5):1201. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1937.01980050233025

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Abstract

It is the purpose of this textbook to present in an organized and systematic manner the accepted scientific findings in regard to several types of exceptional children, in order that the teacher may have a better comprehension of, and consequently be a better teacher for, these children.

The first chapter is devoted to the elementary anatomy of the nervous system; the second contains an excellent description of injury at birth and its problems, and the third takes up postencephalitic children. Chapter 4 describes some of the well known ideas on enuresis. The albinistic, "pre-schizophrenic" (whatever that is) child and the child afflicted with pubertas praecox are described. Chapters are devoted to premature, bilingual, eidetic and congenitally syphilitic children.

To a large extent the material represents a summary of the work of other authors, rather than of information gained from personal experience. The writer has carried out her purpose well in

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