The Psychiatrist and the Handicapped Child

N. Gordon, E. Brett, J. Evans, I. Kolvin et al

Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology 1967; 9(4):506-510

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N. Gordon, E. Brett, J. Evans, I. Kolvin et al, "The Psychiatrist and the Handicapped Child", Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology, Volume 9, No. 4, pp. 506-510,(Wiley- Blackwell, 1967).


A small international study group met at Alfriston from March 9th to 12th, 1967 to discuss neuropsychiatric disorders of childhood and the role of the psychiatrist in the care of neurologically handicapped children. The group, deliberately a small one, included paediatricians, paediatric neurologists, child psychiatrists and psychologist, but did not include a number of other disciplines which are regularly involved with the care of chronically handicapped children.

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