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Identifying and Diagnosing Exceptional Children

by Harry J. Baker & Mildred B. Stanton 1950

A satisfactory plan for the education of exceptional children presupposes a program of diagnostic testing. Since there are many kinds of exceptional children, many kinds of tests and testing procedures must necessarily be used. These measuring devices range from group survey tests and observation schedules which may be administered by persons with comparatively little training to complex and technical examinations to be administered by clinical psychologists, psychiatrists, and other medical specialists as, for example, ophthalmologists qualified to diagnose and to treat diseases of the eyes. The diagnostic testing is needed not only to find the children who need special types of training but also to prescribe various types of treatment for physical corrections or to interpret the proper educational procedures in the classes or schools for exceptional children.

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This article originally appeared as NSSE Yearbook Vol 49, No. 2.

Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 51 Number 10, 1950, p. 38-60
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 20184, Date Accessed: 9/25/2018 3:31:40 PM

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