THE RETARDED CHILD by  Loewy

THE RETARDED CHILD

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A handbook of the ideas and methods which Herta Loewy, a trained teacher, has developed through the years in dealing with the child with a mental defect or the mentally defective child. Always with a consciousness of the talent latent in the retarded child, and with a determination to develop it wherever possible, Miss Loewy discusses psychological attitudes as well as physical measures; the need to encourage security and independence in the child, to eliminate the sentimental indulgence, to recognize the fear which is an almost constant companion, to distinguish between lethargy- so often prevalent- and laziness. For the various stages from infancy on she makes concrete suggestions for the day to day handling of the retarded child; the type of toys and play activity suitable; the exercises which will develop motor control; the introduction of sense and speech training, handwork, on to letters and numbers, drawing and painting, music and rhythm, etc. A book which is intended- and highly recommended- for parents as well as professionals, and which should be of welcome assistance.

Pub Date: Feb. 26th, 1951
Publisher: Philosophical Library