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weeks the parents admitted that there was a- fallacy In their
technique of guiding H. They requested assistance In the
methods of guiding H* s developaent. literature, "books, and
counsel were given to the parents* mh@ mothar attended lec-
tures on child development.
H was treated medically* fhyrold was given for the
glandular trouble. The malnutrition# tics, and enuresis were
a result of the emotional disturbance, because of the parents*
attitude tov.ard hist* She dental caries were filled. The
tonalla and adenoids were treated* a remedial health program
as "begun to "build up his physical condition* He tfas examined
at the Plastic Surgery Department, School of Medicine, Univer-
sity of feats©, Galveston, for his speech defect# fhe diag-
nosis *as that It was due to an emotional disorder and a
tendency to revert to "baby talk like that pi his favored
"brother* There was no anatomical deformity to cause the de-
fect. A speech correction program included the treatment of
H'a emotional problems, which began with treating all the
physical factors that might produce emotional difficulties.
H's confidence and cooperation were obtained by those at
home and at school. An active program of m-ork, play, recre-
ation, and relaxation was used. Unfavorable comparisons,
overcritical attitudes, and cruel treatment «ere discont?nuad
in the home* H*a mother was taught the methods of guiding it"
in his speech education. Lessons were concentrated into
short time periods twice a day in the home. He was given two
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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/m1/77/: accessed January 19, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .