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July 1958

Give Them a Chance to Talk: Handbook on Speech Correction for Cerebral Palsy.

AMA Arch Intern Med. 1958;102(1):164-165. doi:10.1001/archinte.1958.00260190166023

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This revised edition makes available in hard covers a rich source of clinical techniques for the trained speech therapist working with the cerebral palsied. Mrs. Rutherford presents the same how-to-do-it approach to speech rehabilitation with the athetoid, the spastic, and the ataxic that those familiar with her paper-bound 1948 edition found helpful; indeed, readers will find only about a dozen paragraphs within the first 100 pages that were not included in the earlier edition. To this basic material the author has added new and useful sections: One on "the adult who has cerebral palsy" emphasizes the possibility of speech improvement in the older patient who has adequate motivation and capacity for self-criticism; a chapter on "parent training" stresses the importance of feeding regimens, the value of establishing reasonable expectations for cerebral palsied youngsters, and the crucial need for parentral provision of adequate stimulation for language learning; a description of the

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