April 1956

Psychopathology and Education of the Brain-Injured Child. Vol. 2.

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By Alfred A. Strauss and Newell C. Kephart. Price, $6. Pp. 266. Grune & Stratton, Inc., 381 Fourth Ave., New York 16, 1955.

AMA Am J Dis Child. 1956;91(4):414. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1956.02060020416020

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This second volume, pertinent to problems of the brain-injured child, follows the style of most publications of the fundamentals, the treatment, and the management of the brain-injured child from the point of view of neuropediatrics. The authors admit freely to changes in theory of brain function and have posited a very basic and understandable concept. It is true that much more should be done in this field, and this volume goes further than the previous publication to enlarge upon the available knowledge of the brain-damaged child. It would be extremely wise of physicians, psychologists, and psychiatrists dealing intimately with the problem to read this book carefully. Basic information in anatomy, physiology, and embryology is well written, the psychopathology of the four major fields of investigation—perception, language concept and formation, and behavior—are discussed in terms of fundamentals. The outline of testing techniques is of great importance to psychologists and should be

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