Comments on Special Drug Abuse Issue

Eunice B. Wilkes; Marland Jr., Sidney P.; Ames, Louise Bates; David, Henry; Pelletier, Judy; Rush, A. John; Egel, Paula F.; Stillman, Harold W.; Williams Jr., Harrison A.; Charles C. Edwards; de Ia Cruz, Felix; Minskoff, J. Gerald
January 1972
Journal of Learning Disabilities;Jan1972, Vol. 5 Issue 1, p50
Academic Journal
This article presents several letters to the editor about issues related to the use of drugs to cure learning disability. One of the readers opines that the subject of the validity and usefulness of drugs to modify the behavior of learning-disabled children is of great interest. Another reader states that the November 1971 issue of the journal is perhaps the greatest "break-through" in an area which has been clouded by doubt and misgivings as well as intimidation, paralyzing action by doctors, principals, teachers, school specialists and parents due to the fear generated by the unfounded but sensational accounts released through some of the news media. A reader opines that the journal's special edition on the role of medication in learning disabilities was both very interesting and informative. It is informed that a great need is present for help with underachieving children in both education and society. It is also opined that a majority of the medical and educational profession have little knowledge and time to adequately manage medical treatment of learning disability.


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