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February 1954

Improving the Child's Speech.

AMA Am J Dis Child. 1954;87(2):252. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1954.02050090240015

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Many of the speech and hearing disorders most frequently seen in the public schools are summarized to provide classroom teachers with elementary information concerning these defects. Such information is needed by school teachers, but because of the limitations of the audience in regard to basic information in physiology, psychology, medicine, and similar disciplines, the book contains only a superficial analysis of these speech disorders. Methods of correction are presented which are in the nature of selective techniques and may or may not produce the results desired. The medical problems presented by many of these cases are not covered, 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 subjects covered are the nature and development of speech, the recognition of speech disabilities, the special problems of children with these handicaps, and general advice on integrating

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