Backward and Feeble-minded Children: Clincial Studies in the Psychology of Defectives, with a Syllabus for the Clinical Examination and Testing of Children

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Warwick and York, Incorporated, 1912 - Children with disabilities - 221 pages
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Page 6 - Feeblemindedness generally to include all degrees of mental defect due to arrested or imperfect mental development, as a result of which the person so affected is incapable of competing on equal terms with his normal fellows or of managing himself or his affairs with ordinary prudence.
Page 197 - On first page draw in ink two lines horizontal; the one to the left two inches (4 cm.) long, the one to the right two and a half inches. On second page, left line is two and a half, right, three inches. Third page, left line three and right one three and a half inches. On three remaining pages all lines are three and a half inches long. The lines on each page are in same straight line and separated by a half inch. The idea of the test is this: Child having said the right-hand one is longer for three...
Page 200 - One hears very different judgments on the value of life. Some say it is good, others say it is bad. It would be more correct to say that it is mediocre ; because on the one hand it brings us less happiness than we want, while on the other hand the misfortunes it brings are less than others wish for us. It is the mediocrity of life that makes it endurable; or, still more, that keeps it from being positively unjust.
Page 192 - ... Uses three given words in two sentences. Mentality of. Eleven Years. 46. Detects nonsense in three out of five statements, in about two minutes. 47. Uses three given words in one sentence. 48. Gives at least sixty words in three minutes. 49. Names three words that rhyme with obey, in one minute. 50. Rearranges shuffled words of 8-word sentences, two out of three, with one minute for each. Mentality of Twelve Years. 51. Repeats seven numerals in order, when heard once. 52. Defines charity, justice,...
Page 201 - A child will often be shown to have the knowledge needed in a test in which he failed, and the test will then be called inadequate. But the test is not of knowledge merely, but of the ability to use knowledge in meeting a situation created by the standardized conditions of the test. Results can be considered...
Page 191 - Names the months in order, allowing one omission or inversion, in fifteen seconds. 40. Arranges, in order of weight, boxes of same size and appearance weighing 6, 9, 12, 15 and 18 grams, in three minutes. Two out of three trials. Mentality of Ten Years 41. Names a penny, nickel, dime, quarter, half dollar, two, five and ten-dollar bills, in forty seconds. 42. Copies design after ten seconds
Page 195 - Why does one excuse a wrong act committed in anger more easily than a wrong act committed without anger?
Page 199 - Besides the obvious answers, the following are accepted as right or half right: 2, in or indoors (half) ; 3, lazy or slowly (half) ; 4, little or low (half) ; 5, short (half) ; 6, soft or low (right), whisper (half) ; 9, sorry or sorrow (half); 10, right or truth (half); 11, dislike, unlike or hate (right); 13, healthy (right) ; 14, mad (right) ; 15, broad (half) ; 16, filled (right) ; 18, none (right); 19, under (right).
Page 198 - ... in having a dot in each section. Once knowing the scheme, the letters may be left out and a cipher dispatch written by using for each letter the part of the diagram in which the letter is placed in the key. For example " war " would be written OUTLINES OF PSYCHIATRY Having made it perfectly clear, remove the key and have child write on back of record sheet, " Caught a spy,
Page 7 - Those whose mental development is above that of an imbecile, but does not exceed that of a normal child of about twelve years.

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