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September 1972

Current Concepts in Dyslexia.

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Edited by Jack Hartstein, MD. Price, $12. Pp 212, with 34 illustrations. CV Mosby Co, 11830 Westline Industrial Dr, St. Louis 63141, 1971.

Am J Dis Child. 1972;124(3):455. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1972.02110150153035

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It is good to see a book on dyslexia edited by an ophthalmologist who recognizes the obligation of ophthalmologists to become a part of the multidisciplinary team required in the diagnosis and management of the child with dyslexia and other learning disabilities. This text should be particularly useful to all medical specialists who are concerned with children because it describes, in straight-forward terms, some of the diagnostic methods of educators, psychologists, speech and hearing specialists, and orthoptists, as well as the nonmedical management of these children. Essentially, it allows the physician reader to become a part of the multidisciplinary team, to learn how the nonmedical specialists think, how they look at a child, how much more they know than he has realized, and it allows him to become familiar with their terminology.

This text presents the thinking of representatives from the fields of general education, remedial, speech, language and hearing,

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