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October 1973

Problems in Diagnosis and Management of the Multiply Handicapped Deaf Child

Arch Otolaryngol. 1973;98(4):269-274. doi:10.1001/archotol.1973.00780020279011

The multiply handicapped deaf child offers a tremendous challenge in diagnosis and evaluation because his multiple handicaps are often a combination of physical, intellectual, and social ones. He commonly has a basic learning disability which is closely related to his lack of communicative skill and accomplishment. Various multidisciplinary methods must be used to appraise his capabilities and his limitations; and therefore close communication must occur between the pediatrician, otologist, neurologist, audiologist, ophthalmologist, and psychologist.