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At Riverdale we gave the children an intelligent test, an
achievement tests, in school, mostly. Now, a few children would get
some projective tests, like the Rohrschach. But mostly we were
interested in trying to see what their school achievement was, in
relationship to their brightness.
What were your findings generally at Riverdale? Especially when
you made this comparison?
Our findings were that the Riverdale needed to set up a
remedial department, because the children couldn't read. That was the
major finding. And indeed they did set up a remedial department for
Did you find that quite a few of these children that could not
read were bright?
Had high IQ's, even above average?
Yes. Right, some were bright, yes. Yes.
I had wanted to ask you just a general question about your
observations on wanted children, and here of course you're working
in a home at Riverdale, which was essentially almost a whole total
population of unwanted children. But had you become aware, to a considerable
degree, of the number of unwanted children there were among
blacks, before you went to Riverdale?
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