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June 14, 1941

Progress of Scientific Research in the Field of the Exceptional Child

JAMA. 1941;116(24):2732. doi:10.1001/jama.1941.02820240092036

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This pamphlet is a report of the proceedings of the Sixth Institute on the Exceptional Child, conducted by the Child Research Clinic of the Woods Schools, a private school for exceptional children at Langhorne, Pa. Although the institute was held in October 1939, the pamphlet was not received for review until Jan. 17, 1941.

The program consisted of a morning and afternoon session, during which five papers were presented with the following titles and authors:

The Child, The Savage, and Human Experience A. Irving Hollowell, Ph.D. University of Pennsylvania.

What Is An Exceptional Child? W. E. Blatz, Ph.D. University of Toronto.

The Interplay Between Intellectual and Emotional Factors in Personality Diagnosis. Bruno Klopfer, Ph.D. Rorschach Institute, New York.

A Method for the Study of A Method for the Study of Personality Reactions in Preschool Age Children by Means of Analysis of Their Play.

J. Louise Despert, M.D. Payne Whitney Psychiatric Clinic New York Hospital, New York.

A Special School Looks at Special Education. Charles M. Morris, Ph.D. Woods Schools, Langhorne, Pa.

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