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November 29, 1919

A Manual of Exercises for the Correction of Speech Disorders.

JAMA. 1919;73(22):1719. doi:10.1001/jama.1919.02610480069034

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This book is intended to embody the vocal materials and methods which the authors make use of in their work of speech correction. The material is presented in the form of fifty lessons, each lesson being intended to develop some especial phase of the work. The lessons are augmented by forty-six illustrations and considerable explanatory matter. The book seems to be intended for use in classes of the public schools, for example, and its aim to present underlying methods and materials that may be employed in the pedagogic treatment of speech disorders in general, and for the improvement of carelessness in speech. It is the first book of its kind to appear in America. The danger in the speech situation at this time is superficiality and mechanicalness of procedure. What is needed in speech work is a book of this general character that makes every proposed procedure rest solidly on

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