Nevertheless many partially sighted children were being educated as if they were blind.
Nevertheless many partially sighted children were being educated as if they were blind. They were not brought into line with the blind until under the Education Deaf Children Act Although the need for a grammar school for the deaf was recognised before the Second World War no public provision was made untilwhen the Mary Hare Grammar School for the Deaf was founded to take boys and girls sent there by local education authorities.
The only earlier provision had been in private schools. But most partially deaf children continued for many years to receive ordinary education or to be taught with deaf children in special schools. Their needs were examined by the Committee of Inquiry into the Problems relating to Children with Defective Hearing appointed by the Board of Education in Reporting four years later the Committee recognised that the needs of partially deaf children were different from those of deaf children, and were also varied.
It suggested a three-fold classification: Teachers of partially deaf pupils should have the same qualifications as those of the deaf. The report led some authorities to provide residential schools for the partially deaf.
Before the turn of the century a psychological laboratory began to study difficult children at University College, London, and the British Child Study Association was founded in In the London County Council appointed a psychologist Cyril Burt to examine, among other things, individual cases referred by teachers, school doctors, care workers, magistrates and parents.
Largely influenced by developments in America, the concept of child guidance on multi-professional lines began to emerge, and in the Child Guidance Council, which later merged into the National Association for Mental Health, was formed. It aimed 'to encourage the provision of skilled treatment of children showing behavioural disturbances'.
A number of clinics was subsequently started by voluntary bodies and hospitals. Provision by local education authorities came later, but by 22 clinics, officially recognised as part of the school medical service, were wholly or partly maintained by authorities.
However, since maladjustment was not officially recognised as a form of handicap calling for special education, practically no provision was made by authorities for these pupils beforealthough some authorities paid for children to attend voluntary homes. In Scotland in the late s an 'educational' clinic was opened by Dr William Boyd of the Education Department of the [page 18] University of Glasgow and a 'psychological' clinic was established by Professor James Drever in the Psychology Department at Edinburgh University.
The term 'child guidance clinic' was first used in when the Notre Dame clinic was opened in Glasgow. Glasgow was the first education authority to establish a child guidance clinic on a full-time basis, in Seven education authorities had child guidance clinics prior to the Education Scotland Act IV Approach to legislation 2.
Although 'strictly confidential' it received a wide circulation. The statutory framework of special education at that time was set out in the Education Act This had simply consolidated earlier enactments. Four categories of handicap were recognised - the blind, deaf, defective comprising physical and mental disability and epileptic.
Local education authorities were required to ascertain and certify those children who were defective not being idiots or imbeciles. Blindness and deafness were not defined and there was no provision for the ascertainment and certification of these children.
In effect the parents of children in any of the four categories were required to see that their child attended a suitable special school from the age of seven or five in the case of blind or deaf children until the age of Local education authorities had the duty to secure the provision of such schools, and were empowered to provide continued education over the age of It described school accommodation for blind and deaf children as being generally adequate, though much of it was old and ill-distributed.
Less satisfactory was that for mentally defective and delicate children now certifiable as physically defective.
It suggested that provision for most of these children should be made in ordinary schools. Maladjustment should be recognised as an additional category of handicap and a small number of residential special schools should be established for these children on a regional basis.
Indeed local education authorities should cooperate generally in the joint use of special schools in the interests of effective and efficient provision. The whole of Part V of the Act, which dealt with education of handicapped children, should be revised and updated.
In particular the system of certification of defective children should be reconsidered.
The idea was floated that when the ordinary school leaving age was raised to 15 that for defective children should be reduced to the same age. Cmnd HMSO Home Education, Volume 1 of the Charlotte Mason Series. Preface Part 1 Some Preliminary Considerations I.
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