June 1951

Speech Problems of Children.

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Edited by Wendell Johnson, Ph.D. Price, $3.75. Pp. 265. Grune & Stratton, Inc., 381 4th Ave., New York 16, 1950.

AMA Am J Dis Child. 1951;81(6):869. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1951.02040030883018

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The American Speech and Hearing Association has prepared this book for the National Society for Crippled Children and Adults. The contributors to the volume include many of the leaders in the field of speech correction and therapy. Simplicity and thoroughness of coverage are combined in a work designed primarily for persons or groups who may be close to those handicapped by defective speech.

Among the chapter headings we find "Speech in the Home," "Speech in the School," "Children Who Don't Talk Plain," "Children Who Are Slow in Learning Speech," "Children with Cleft Palate and Cleft Lip," "Children with Cerebral Palsy," "Children with Voice Disorders," "Children with Hesitant Speech," "Children of Foreign Tongues" and "Children with Impaired Hearing." An excellent index enhances the reference value of the text.

Psychiatric and mental hygienic aspects of speech disorders justifiably receive the greatest attention. Because of the feelings of inadequacy, frustration and helplessness which

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