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Opportunity for the Discovery
fhe teacher should be constantly alert to behavior
symptoms which indicate underlying problems in learning and
adjustment* 3uch symptoms as lack of interest in iforjte, in*
ability to understand the materials, unhappiness, timidity,
and over*aggr«s slveness are common indications of tensions,
conflicts, frustrations, and disabilities which may lead to
scholastic failures or maladjustments# fh® perfectly normal
child is not in the Majority# Teachers mist admit the preva-
lence of academic, physical, eraotional, and social adjustment
problems in their classrooms, if these problems are not
prevented or corrected they lead to unhappiness, failure in
school* truancy, maladjustment* or even Juvenile delinquency#
the first task of the school in a child-study program is t©
locate the problem cases* Most problems typical of boys and
girls are repealed by definite symptoms which my be dis-
cerned by teachers through cartful observation and objective
tests (such as a reliable achievement test* reading test,
behavior test* personality test; a complete physical exami-
nation by a physician! and as .audiometer test or an examina-
tion by an otologist in the case of disease of the ear)*
the Snellen Chart can be used for screening for eye defects*
SKsminatioa by an eye specialist can follow when needed*
those who have speech difficulties should be referred to a
speech clinician for dia^toslg*
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Leith, Beulah Thornton. The Effect of Individual Guidance on Maladjusted Children with Respect to Personality Development and Achievement in Reading, thesis, 1950; Denton, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc130212/m1/25/: accessed September 23, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .