TEACHING THE RETARDED CHILD TO TALK by Julia S. Melley

TEACHING THE RETARDED CHILD TO TALK

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KIRKUS REVIEW

This a series of books on helping the retarded child fulfill as much of his potential as possible. If the forthcoming books dealing with arithmetic, writing, etc. are as substantial as this, an important service will be met. Mrs. Molloy begins first with the basis of normal peech development and an outline of what to expect from the abnormal child. Nine chapters designed for the ""parent-teacher"" include important lip, tongue and chewing exercises, vital words for safety and comfort, teaching how to listen, and size concepts, how to make sentences, some basic steps toward socialization in conversation and manners. Chapters for the pre-school classroom teacher cover basic group organization, eligibility of children, teacher qualifications (mainly personality), nursery school goals, levels of expected growth. There is also a chapter on special help for mongoloid children. An extensive appendix of audio-visual aids concludes this down to earth guide for those who out of necessity or choice are faced with the problems of retarded children.

Pub Date: Oct. 13th, 1961
Publisher: John Day