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December 15, 1956

Speech Handicapped School Children

JAMA. 1956;162(16):1506. doi:10.1001/jama.1956.02970330078033

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The book is a comprehensive survey of the speech disorders of children as seen from the standpoint of the educator. It is essentially a textbook for training teachers and speech therapists. The first two chapters present a general orientation and Johnson's point of view. The clinical point of view in education is stressed. The plea here is for increasing recognition in the school of all aspects of the child's developmentphysical, emotional, and educational—with particular attention to individual differences. Abundant statistical information is given to support the thesis that speech-handicapped children are an important part of the community. Therefore, they are worthy of a concerted effort on the part of the school personnel to correct the deficiency that so seriously interferes with communicative needs of such children. Each of the various types of speech disorders is dealt with in a separate chapter. A chapter contributed by S. F. Brown is devoted

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