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February 1957

Special Education for the Exceptional.

AMA Am J Dis Child. 1957;93(2):215-216. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1957.02060040217018

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This work is a source of information of exceptional thoroughness serving not only the educator, as the title may indicate, but everyone concerned with the care of children—thus also exceptional children.

The physician attending to children will directly or indirectly be constantly dealing with handicapped children whose total percentage of the school population is estimated at 12.7. In his contact with parents, teachers, social workers, rehabilitation personnel, medical colleagues, and counsellors, he will himself be able to utilize these three volumes for reference and refer others to chapters pertaining to the special problem.

The text of each chapter is followed by a long list of references which facilitates further study of a specific problem without long searching for pertinent literature. At the end of the book general references by the hundreds are arranged according to disciplines. A comprehensive list of agencies devoted to the service of special handicaps is a

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