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January 1954

Improving the Child's Speech.

AMA Arch Otolaryngol. 1954;59(1):132. doi:10.1001/archotol.1954.00710050144023

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This is a summary of some of the most frequently met speech and hearing disorders in the public schools intended to provide classroom teachers with elementary information concerning these defects. Such information is badly needed by school teachers, because of the heavy incidence of these handicaps in the school population. Because of the limitations of the audience in regard to basic information in sociology, psychology, and medicine, the book contains very little analysis of these speech disorders except in a more or less superficial way. It presents selective methods of correction which are in the nature of selected techniques, which may or may not produce the results desired. The medical problems presented by many of these cases are not covered by this text, and the many neurological disorders which are involved in the production of speech and hearing handicaps are not discussed except in very brief form. The reader who

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