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August 1951

Some Contemporary Thinking About the Exceptional Child.

Author Affiliations

Proceedings of a Special Conference on Education and the Exceptional Child, November, 1949, Child Research Clinic of the Woods School. Reprint sent free on request to Charlotte E. Grave, Ph.D., Director. Pp. 64. Child Research Clinic, The Woods Schools, Langhorne, Pa.

AMA Am J Dis Child. 1951;82(2):256-257. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1951.02040040269018

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These proceedings deal with a variety of subjects concerning the exceptional child.

One paper is entitled "Financial Provision for Public or Private Care of the Exceptional Child." This reviewer is unaware of the existence of any other paper dealing with this important subject. The problem of financing the care and education of the exceptional child is, to put it mildly, a serious one and is today complicated by rulings of the Commission of Internal Revenue. This involves consideration of income tax, trusteeships, gift taxes, endowments, annuities, medical deductions and so on. The facts presented should be of inestimable value to the parent of the exceptional child and to the school providing care for the child.

Other papers deal with the sociologic, psychiatric, medical (organic), psychological and educational problems of the exceptional child. An excellent discussion entitled "A Realistic Approach to the Exceptional Child" deals with the dignity of the "limited"

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