SOMETHING'S WRONG WITH MY CHILD: A Parents' Book About Children with Learning Disabilities by

SOMETHING'S WRONG WITH MY CHILD: A Parents' Book About Children with Learning Disabilities

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A useful and sympathetic guide for identifying and dealing with that elusive assortment of conditions and symptoms variously labeled minimal brain damage, neurological or perceptual impairment, hyperkinesis, dyslexia, and learning disability. The authors do not minimize the frustrating, often heartbreaking runaround suffered by ""virtually all parents"" of such children at the hands of teachers and various ""experts,"" and the awareness that ""you, his parents, are your child's major resource"" informs their advice on finding and working with school, medical and other professionals who can help with diagnosis and treatment. Decrying the lack of financial commitment to the millions of children so afflicted, the authors end by urging organized parental pressure on state and federal legislatures and persistent nuisance-making in local school systems as the only way to combat the emotional destruction that now occurs routinely in our public classrooms. (Addresses of government, university and private sources of aid and information appended.)

Pub Date: Sept. 26th, 1973
Publisher: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich