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August 1971

Communication and the Disadvantaged Child.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1971;94(2):184-185. doi:10.1001/archotol.1971.00770070420022

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This volume attempts to capture points of view expressed at a 1969 conference held at Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions. The general topic for the conference was intended to be communicative development in the very young child. This focus shifted, however, so that emphasis was placed on programs for inner-city children. Hence the central theme for this book is the responsibilities of programs dealing with disadvantaged children.

The format closely follows the procedures of the actual conference. Although such a format is possibly useful to those who were participants, it has limited value to the reader who is searching more specifically to learn more about the subject matter itself. Several chapters (though they are as a rule, short), are devoted to describing and summarizing what went on at the conference. Chapter one summarizes general themes presented by introductory speakers, but in a manner so brief as to convey minimal information; the

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