April 1952

Language for the Preschool Deaf Child.

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By Grace Harris Lassman. Price, $5.50. Pp. 263, with numerous pictures and charts. Grune & Stratton, Inc., 381 4th Ave., New York 16, 1950.

AMA Am J Dis Child. 1952;83(4):560. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1952.02040080156017

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This small volume will prove quite valuable to those who need guidance in the care of the preschool deaf child. It gives sound advice for parents, teachers, and doctors in the proper adjustments not only of the child but also of parents and associates in preventing conflicts and frustrations. It emphasizes especially the important part parents play, from the beginning, in developing attitudes that overcome the handicap and lead to happy, useful living. Here are answered most of the questions anxious parents ask as to what they can and should do, and most will be surprised that their part is so important and that it can be so satisfying. Information is given for future training if that is needed.

Helpful techniques for parents and teachers, such as for lipreading and training of the senses, are described understandably in some detail.

The book is well written, with sympathy and good psychologic

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