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This pamphlet is designed for the instruction by correspondence of teachers who have to deal with subnormal children. The definition of a subnormal child is given as one whose mental faculties are below the standard accepted as normal for the average child. The instruction is based on the principle that the teaching of subnormal children must recognize the following general principles: 1. Mental subnormality arises from organic or functional defects of the physical body. 2. The training should therefore aim to correct physical defects. 3. In the correction of these defects every possible method that proves in any way efficacious should be utilized. The course given in the pamphlet deals with the anatomy and physiology of the nervous system. The plan consists of a text of carefully graded descriptions or of assigned readings in designated text-books. Accompanying each lesson sheet is a recitation sheet containing questions, the answers to which
Teachers' Course, Department of Correspondence-Study, Bancroft Training School, Haddonfield, N. J. Course I, Physiology.. JAMA. 1910;LIV(19):1574–1575. doi:10.1001/jama.1910.02550450084022
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