Redlands Daily Facts from Redlands, California on May 24, 1965 · Page 6
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Redlands Daily Facts from Redlands, California · Page 6

Redlands, California
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Monday, May 24, 1965
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6 - Monday, May 24,1965 Redlands Daily Facts Modern testing techniques can give child his future By VIC POLLARD Little Danny was making extremely poor progress in his first grade work despite the fact that he seemed alert and bright and was eager lo do everything his teacher asked of hini. In short, he was an "'underachiever." However, if he had started to school a few decades ago, there would have been so such polite term for him. He probably woukl have been labelled a "hopeless case" and passed on grade after grade wilhoul a chance to prepare for a satisfying, rewarding future. But today, Danny's grades equal or surpass those of most of his classmates, largely because of the work of a Redlands school psychologist. Danny's teacher suspected he had far more ability than his grades indicated, and she told his parents she thought he need«i a psychological evaluation. The parents agreed and the case was referred to a school psychologist, who gave the boy an c.vlensive battery of tests designed Lo examine everything from his intelligence to his ability to put pegs in hole^. .After the test results were compiled, the psychologist met in a guidance council with the school principal, Danny's teacher and the school nurse. Each member of (he group conti'ibutcd his or her observations about Danny's behavior, Ills performance on the tests and his work in school. After careful evaluation, they concluded that his poor grades were the result of a difficulty in seing well, which hampered his ability to read. They recommended that Danny undergo special tests by a pediatrician or the family doctor. A pediatrician's finding bore out the council's conclusion. The doctor also found that the boy's difficulty in seeing was caused by an abnormality in the nerves which serve his eyes. It could not be corrected witli glasses. Danny then underwent a long period of sight training under the direction of an optometrist. The training was designed to help him see well despite the abnormality. Now, Danny's grades reflect the fact that he can see just as well as his classmates. Little Danny was only one of the hundreds of cases of indi v i d u a I psychological testing handled each year by Redlands school psychologists under the direction of Boyd Johnson, head of the Redlands school psychological department. This year, Johnson expects that his three-member department will give upwards of 500 individual psychological evaluat- tions such as Danny's. In addition to discovering correctable learning difficulties, the tests will be made to classify students for the ".1" and ".2" programs, the educable and trainable mentally retarded; for the educationally handicapped program, students with emotional problems; for orthopedically handicapped program; and the summer capable learners courses. And Johnson is also responsible for administering the state- required unifornr testing program at various grade levels. "Our job," explained the psychologist, "is to make sure the student gets in the right class." Little Danny did not have lo be placed in a special class. Like many students, he had a correctable leai-ning block. But he was also fortunate in having parents who could afford the expensive treatment involved. The learning difficulties of many students, such as those with certain tj-pes of hearing disabilities, cannot be corrected. We sometimes come to the point of telling a teacher that it doesn't do any good to tell a student what she wants," said Johnson. "It has to be wTitten down on a piece of papei-." And correctable learnuig disabilities do not always strike in families who can afford the proper treatment. "Unfortunately," he explained, "we're not in a very good area for free sight training or psychological or psy chiatric counseling for those who are unable to pay for it." However, he added Uiere are a few psychiatrists and other specicdists in the area who make their rates reasonable because of this fact. "Since it is so expensive, we only recommend special treatment in the most urgent cases," Johnson said. The psychologists do little or no actual treatment or counseling themselves. Their job is to find out what the trouble is. The rest is up to the parents, the teacher, or the junior high and high school counselor. Much of the psychologist's work hinges on the cooperation of the parents. "We give individual evaluations only with parental consent," Johnson explained. And besides refeirals from classroom teachers, some parents seek special help for their children on tlicir own. Johnson wishes more would do so. "We encourage parents to talk over with teachers any unusual problems they have with their children," he said. "We particularly ivant to get an evaluation of severe behavior problems be cause this may indicate learning disabilities or emotional problems." Too often, he added, parents OTongly blame themselves for their children's emotional or behavior problems. "They feel GIANT TOWER CRANE — Two Loma Linda youngsters (foreground) interrupt their bike ride to look over a giant tower crane currently being used to lift steel and concrete for the $17.6 million loma Linda University Hospital- The rig, one of the largest ever used in this area, was imported in pieces from Germany in 1964 by the Del E. Webb Corp. for about $65,000. It weighs 35.2 tons with its 7.7-ton concrete ballast and consists of a vertical tower 64 feet high with a 175-foot-long horizontal boom forming o cross piece about two thirds of the way up the tower. Lift capacity ranges from a 6-ton maxium near the tower to 3,700 pounds at the boom end. The tower actually will rise from floor to floor os the project climbs to its ultimate seven floors above ground. The view looks north from Barton road. (Facts photo by Herb Pasik) FREEWAY CRASH INVESTIGATION — Mrs. Ruby Lucille McCamey, 38, of San Diego, tells CHP officers F. Kruger and David Randolph how her car went out of control on the Redlands Freeway yesterday just east of California street. Mrs. Gilberta McCamey, 66, of Yucaipa, was seriously injured when the car overturned, throwing her onto the freeway. (Facts photo by Herb Pasik) Yucaipa woman hurt when car overturns on freeway A 66-year-old Yucaipa woman was seriously injured yesterday when the small, foreign car in which she was a passenger overturned, throwing her onto the Redlands Freeway just east of California street. The woman. Gilberta M. 'McCamey of 34964 Acacia, received fractures of both arms and head injuries. She was treated at Community Hospital and admitted for observation. CHP officers said the accident occurred about 3:55 p.m. when the westbound car, driven by Ruby McCamey, 38, of San Diego, went out of control and overturned, ejecting the Yucaipa woman. Ruby JlcCamcy and her husband, James, 42, suffered minor injuries as the car rolled into the center divider and came to rest in an upright position. They were treated at the hospital and released. NOW YOU KNOW By United Press International Freedom of the press was first recognized in New York in 1735 when John Peter Zenger.lthem." guilty because they think they haven't approached the cliild right or the home situation is inadequate. Sometimes this is true, but not always. A psychological evaluation can help discover the real cause." Emotional problems most often show up in the junior high or high school student, he explained. In most instances, the students can be helped by psychological or psychiatric counseling. In milder cases the psychologist provides guidance for the school counselor. In others, they report their findings to an outside psychologist, or, in the extreme cases, to a psychiatrist who may be handling the case. In addition to Johnson, the exacting and specialized of testing for learning disabilities and special education classification is performed by Miss Virginia L. Blackburn and Miss Helen Beeler. However. Miss Blackbuni will go on sabbatical leave next year and will be replaced by Mrs. Mary L. Castle. "The psychologists," says Kenneth M. Hurlbert, assistant su- permtendent for instruction, "have been very helpful to principals and teachers who have special problems in their classes. Through the tests they give, we have a better idea of what (he problems are and how to handle Local sorority to lead cystic fibrosis campaign Mrs. William Paferson, phil-| The authoritative Journal of anthropic chairman of Redlandsithe American Medical Associa- City Council of Beta Sigma Phi,|tion said recently the "CF poses: announced this week that the a serious public health menace! sorority is sponsoring the eur-jand far outweighs, as a cause! rent cystic fibrosis fund drive!of mortality in children, suchj in the Redlands Area. iwell-known diseases as rheuma-j Members of the council are itjc fever, diabetes or poliomyeli- acting as captains, and havens.' completed delivery of the It is a disease that affects marchers' tits to the volunteers the glands of external sccre- who will make the door-to-door J lion. Not cantagious but inherited. jits m.ost serious complications :are due to the changes it causes in the mucus secretion in the lungs and digestive system. It takes costly equipment to Ikeep the lungs clear so that the Board to hear non-teacher salary report State Personnel Board. After a report on the initial .sluily. it was turned over lo the non-teaching employes to make any appeals they felt were justified. The Rc<llands School board to-i \\ proposed classified salary morrow will hear reports on a;schedule for ne.-ct year, in line classified emplove salarv survev:«itli the report's recomnienda- and a tentative disU-ici budget i"""'"^- °" ""^ ^'"'"^ agen- canvass of Redlands residents. Cystic fibrosis research is the national project of Beta Sigma Phi sorority throughout the United States, and the sororities in the state of Cahfornia have contributed many thousands of j child may breathe. The variety dollars and hundreds of hours]of vitamins, antibiotics and other for the 1965-66 school year. The board meeting is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. in the school [ Iward room, Lugonia and Or-| ange. The salary survey, which also included a study of job classifications, was conducted earlier ithis year by a branch of the da for possible adoption. QuaUty " ;"J •:925- Sunset Contractors. Inc. 700 New Vork St.. Hcdianda Phone 793-3234 Free Estimates —Ban H Tcrmi on behalf of the National Cystic Fibrosis Research Foundation. First identified as a and separate hereditary children's disease only 23 years ago drugs needed in the course of routine day-to-day care, can cost distincljas much as $200 a month. The emotional strain on families with CF children, combined —cy.stic fibrosis is now consid-jwith the financial burden it im- ered to be the most common 1 poses, very often beyond their and one of the most serious of j means, are perhaps heavier than the deadly chronic diseases with j those of any other childhood di- which children are born. I sease, the sorority noted. UNKNOWN REMAKES HOLLYWOD (UPn —A relatively unknown actor, .Mex Cord, will play the old John Wayne role in the remake of "Stagecoach." editor of a weekly journal, was acquitted on a libel charge for criVicizmg a British governor's conduct in office, according to the World Almanac. In other words, as in Danny's case the psychologists are responsible for uncovering a great amount of human potential that might have been lost without their services. •Especially forybu .... FREE PROGRAM^ /or ihe GRADUATE Retldy Kilowatt— vour electric servant BUYS FILM RIGHTS HOLLYWOD lUPl) — Columbia Pictures has purchased screen rights to "The Fugitive Pigeon." Sanitary Plumbing Co. 1248 Wabash Ave. 794-2131 "laak For Our Orange Trucks" AT EDISON'S ELECTRIC LIVING CENTER 222 Brookside Avenue Redlands "Some Enchanted Eating" Monday, May 24, 1965 — 7:30 P.M. to 9:30 P.M. and Tuesday, May 25. 1965 — 10:00 A.M. to 12:00 Noon A ffee demonstration will show that foods can be fun when pve- pat'ed quickly and successfully by use of the electronic range and packaged foods. Carol Hensel, guest Home Economist from Sage's, u-ill deinonstrate the use of convenience foods and conduct a testing panel. Edison's home economists will answer questions and show you techniques foe thrifty, time-saving use of modern electric appliances. Bring a friend—make new f riendi, and discover valuable new homemaking hints. Another community service of GIVE HIM THE TALENTED WATCH... the one that winds itself and tells the date, too! / This is our "Best Buy" for National JH^;%ftigidalre,Wee^ Hurry! Space-saver, doliar-saver FRIGIDAIRE Refrigerator! 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