Your non-learning child may be retarded, disturbed or brain-damaged (the author did an earlier book on emotionally ill youngsters--No Language But a Cry, 1964). This defines and distinguishes between different conditions (dyslexic, aphasic, etc.) while bearing in mind constantly that the danger is in remembering the label and forgetting the child. It also gives illustrative case histories of different children and parents-- difficulties overlap and problems are compounded by anxiety, fear, misery and failure. Two facilities are described in some detail and there are guidelines on where to secure help. Mr. Smith's sources (footnoted throughout) are from the clinical and professional literature but this deliberately simple descriptive handbook is designed for parents and teachers involved with children who are not learning but could.