South African Medical Journal

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The Management of a Child with a Learning Disability

Sonia Machanick


Diagnostic facilities for children with learning disabilities are essential and can be made available, even in smaller centres. Parents must be made aware of the child's needs, and details of treatment such as medication should be carefully explained to them. The remedial programme must be selected according to the severity of the child's difficulties. Assistant tutors are required to alleviate the personnel shortage. An investigation into the views of 43 children and their parents led to the conclusion that there is a definite place for clinics offering full-time remedial education.

S. Afr. Med. J., 48, 753 (1974).

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