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CIMD classes at that time, Classes for the Mentally Retarded, and
these children didn't belong in those classes, because for the most
part they were bright enough to be in regular classes. And this kind
of snowballed, so that we tested all kinds of children, and we
put protests to the school, and we were engaged in getting these
children put back in the proper classes, getting the parents to go to
the school and do the proper things and say the proper things.
It was almost a deluge. It really was. But it had a tremendous
impact on this service, because immediately we put in our remedial
department, and engaged in remedial reading. That was the first paid
service we hads, remedial teaching, and we began to teach only
From that time, I think, we've gradually realized the significance
of the educational part of a child's life. They really have to
learn to read and do schoolwork in order to get along inthis world.
So that this center has evolved highly educational, and we now have
the day school. We have a large remedial reading population. And I
believe it's going to be even more highly educational as the years go
by. I man not be here, but I think this is what's at the heart of
the matter -- education.
Yes, you were telling me earlier that the learning process was
the treatment of choice.
That's right. That's right.
That you found that this was more effective in helping these
retarded, otherwise disturbed children, than even psychiatric help.
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