July 1974

Something's Wrong With My Child: A Parents' Book About Children With Learning Disabilities.

Author Affiliations

Child Study Unit University of California San Francisco 94122


By Milton Brutten, PhD, Sylvia O Richardson, MD, Charles Mangel. Price, $7.50. Pp 246. Harcourt Brace Jovanovich Inc, 757 Third Ave, New York 10017, 1973.

Am J Dis Child. 1974;128(1):123-124. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1974.02110260125041

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I welcomed the arrival of this book. For years I have wished for a readable, accurate, sensible, nonsectarian reference and summary regarding children with learning disabilities, one specifically designed for the parents of such children. There has been none. I even considered, in my most grandiose moments, writing one myself. However, a cold cloth on my forehead always restored me to my waiting position. This book almost achieves that wish.

It is coauthored by respected individuals in the field of chidren's learning handicaps. Milton Brutten, PhD, child psychologist, and speech pathologist, is cofounder and clinical director of the Vanguard School, the nation's largest private school for children with learning difficulties. His work and presence in the field are well known. Likewise, Sylvia Richardson, MD, now assistant director, Learning Disabilities Program, University Affiliated Diagnostic Clinics, and associate professor of pediatrics at the University of Cincinnati School of Medicine, is regarded as

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