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October 1964

The Diagnosis and Treatment of Speech and Reading Problems.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1964;80(4):479. doi:10.1001/archotol.1964.00750040491026

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This book represents a current statement of the author's concept of neurological organization, especially as it is related to the development of language. With regard to the diagnosis and treatment of speech and reading problems, he explains in detail how his theories are put into practice in terms of treatment programs. Also a number of interesting, illustrative cases are presented. The book is clearly written, and the implications of the work described are exciting and important. To be sure, some of the ideas involved are controversial.

The title of the book may be misleading. Certainly some, if not many, kinds of speech and reading problems are not brought up for consideration. There is no attempt, for example, to deal with the kind of problems one might find in so-called culturally deprived children. And otolaryngologists may especially note that the condition of deafness is not dealt with in this book. Furthermore,

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