Special Education: Forward Trends 1976; 3(3):15-19
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I. Kolvin, R.F. Garside, A.R. Nicol, A. MacMillan and F. Wolstenholme, "Maladjusted pupils in ordinary schools", Special Education: Forward Trends, Volume 3, No. 3, pp. 15-19, (National Council for Special Education, 1976).
There is a vast pool of maladjustment or psychiatric disorder in the school community, for which current resources and methods of treatment are inadequate. Studies of school children in the United Kingdom have shown that the rate of psychiatric disorder runs at about 6-18 per cent (Garside et al., 1973) and about two thirds of these are likely to need some form of help.