Some Answers to Questions on Labeling

May 1974
Journal of Learning Disabilities;May1974, Vol. 7 Issue 5, p321
Academic Journal
This article presents information on task forces that have prepared reports on specific aspects of the labeling and classification of exceptional children in the United States. The project on classification of exceptional children grew out of a concern expressed by Elliott L. Richardson, secretary of the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare with the serious consequences of inappropriate classification and labeling of children. The classification project is being carried out under the leadership of a national committee consisting of about a dozen persons distinguished for their work on various aspects of child development. Provost Nicholas Hobbs of Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee, is the chairperson of this committee.


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