In: Trends in the Education of Children with Special Learning Needs 1975; 88-95
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I. Kolvin, R.F. Garside and T.K. Whitmore "Action research in child psychiatry", pp. 88-95, in A.F Laing (ed.), Trends in the Education of Children with Special Learning Needs, (University College of Swansea, 1975)
There is a vast pool of psychiatric disorder in the school community which methods of treatment and presently available resources can hardly hope to touch. Prevalence of psychiatric disorder in school children runs at about 6 to 18 per cent (Garside et al.,1973). Research Workers from the Isle of Wight Study (Rutter et al.,1970) estimate that about one third of the cases probably need treatment, one third possibly need treatment and the other third require guidance and advice only.