September 1957

A Guide for the Study of Exceptional Children.

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By Willard Abraham. Price, $3.50. Pp. 276. Porter Sargent, 11 Beacon St., Boston 8, 1956.

AMA Am J Dis Child. 1957;94(3):353. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1957.04030040139021

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This paper-bound edition is well indexed and, as the name implies, is a "guide" to further study of eight specific areas in the field of the exceptional child, namely, the bilingual, emotionally maladjusted, gifted, and hearing, visual, orthopedic, speech and mentally retarded child. There are forty-two pages repeated for the "general guide" outline, but the "specific guide" is different in each category.

Possibly the greatest strength in this book is the sixty-eight-page bibliography, with many annotations, which is divided into the eight subject areas. This is followed by the discussion of the individual topic. At the end of the book is a list of ninety helpful periodicals, a general and specific film list, and a medical glossary.

Of particular interest is Dr. Abraham's inclusion of short excerpts from previously published works, such as W. Somerset Maugham's "Of Human Bondage," Stephen Corey's "The Poor Scholar's Soliloquy," and G. H. Reavis' "The

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