The Clinic as an Agency for the Education of Parents and ChildrenIn order to understand the behavior of children, either in the nursery, home, school, or elsewhere, we must interpret their behavior in terms of past experiences as well as in terms of present physical, intellectual, and emotional life. It is necessary to keep in mind how closely related and dependent upon each other are the child's mental and the child's physical life. Serious and irreparable errors may ensue if there is lacking a most careful and painstaking clinical examination, as well as the necessary laboratory tests essential to revealing those physical conditions which are often at the basis of conduct disorders.
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|This article originally appeared as NSSE Yearbook Vol 28, No. 1.|