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Volume 8, Issue 3 (1979)

Editorial Comment

pp. 247

During 1979, the International Year of the Child, the focus is on all children and the protection of their rights. However, the focus of this issue of the SchooZ Psychology Digest is on a group of children who are a minority because of low incident handicapping conditions and/or because of their age. It appears that in the past there have been enough children in these categories to warrant special services, but not enough to guarantee the provision of the best possible services. These children do present problems in assessment because of their age and type of handicap. However, Public Law 94-142 is now demanding what ethical standard always did-the coordinated efforts of personnel from many disciplines to screen, evaluate, and appropriate assessment and intervention.

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