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The other handicap: brightness.

Br Med J 1977; 2 doi: (Published 12 November 1977) Cite this as: Br Med J 1977;2:1269
  1. M E Lobascher,
  2. N P Cavanagh


    Because of changing attitudes to the measurement of mental abilities, only the slow child is assessed and receives special educational help. By contrast, the bright child may remain undetected because unassessed. For these children there are few special provisions, and they may present as behaviourally disturbed or educationally retarded. We describe four such children, and we feel that more facilities should be devoted to helping bright children, both at home and in school.