January 1953

Speech Habilitation in Cerebral Palsy.

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By Marion T. Cass. Price, $3. Pp. 212. Columbia University Press, 2960 Broadway, New York 27, 1951.

AMA Am J Dis Child. 1953;85(1):122-123. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1953.02050070129025

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The title is a good one, since the word "habilitation" indicates that we are dealing not with individuals who once had normal speech, but with those in whom speech was never normal. Except for its use in the title, however, the author continually refers to "rehabilitation" in the text.

The author obviously has had a great deal of experience in the field of teaching cerebral palsied children. However, the book would have been up-to-date 10 or 15 years ago but at the present moment is out-dated, particularly so far as the discussion of the medical aspects is concerned. Practically all references are to work which was done prior to 1943.

The first two chapters of the book deal with the medical background of brain injuries, and these represent a great deal of work and study on the part of the author. However, they are not very relevant to the subject

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