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December 1968

Speech Pathology Diagnosis: Theory and Practice. Report of the National Conference of the College of Speech Therapists, Glasgow, 1966.

Arch Gen Psychiatry. 1968;19(6):768. doi:10.1001/archpsyc.1968.01740120128026

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This volume, published as a supplement to the British Journal of Disorders of Communication, presents 20 of the papers from the conference. Four of the papers are presented only in abstract, having been previously published in full in the British Journal of Disorders of Communication. The papers range from theoretical discussions to controlled experimental studies to case histories, and deal with those disorders most frequently encountered by the speech pathologist, including articulation, language, fluency, and phonation. Of these disorders, fluency and the problem of stammering receive the greatest attention, with disorders of language running a close second.

As one reads this collection of papers, he sees several trends which are apparent and which parallel trends in speech pathology in the United States. The first of these concerns the emphasis placed upon language and an attempt to apply some of the tools and

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