Book Reviews
October 1947

Tutoring as Therapy.

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By Grace Arthur, Ph.D. Price, $1.50. Pp. 125, with no illustrations. New York: The Commonwealth Fund, 1946.

Am J Dis Child. 1947;74(4):541. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1947.02030010554018

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The author of this book is a clinical psychologist of wide experience. She is the author of the "Point Scale of Performance Tests."

Dr. Arthur gives an excellent description of her experience in remedial teaching in the public schools of St. Paul, Minn She stresses the need of careful psychologic diagnosis before tutoring is undertaken, and of terminating such therapy at the optimum time. One chapter is devoted to the selection, training and supervision of tutors for a large project serving an entire school system, such as the one under her supervision.

The book is well seasoned by many illustrative case reports, and merits the interest of pediatricians who are increasingly aware of the many specific learning difficulties existing among their patients.

Dr. Arthur closes with a plea for the cooperation of all professional groups dealing with children in the establishment of a tutoring project as a community undertaking.

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