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East Ham 1949

[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for East Ham]

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Age Groups, General Condition, Co-operation of Parents.

TABLE 50.

GroupTotal inspectedParents presentRequiring treatmentGeneral Condition.
ABC
No.%No.%No.%No.%No.%
I.2797264590.970025.0111439.8161657.8672.4
II105176672.823722.531530.071367.8232.2
III127132325.422517.770055.156244.290.7
Age 6- 764561495.112018.620531.842766.2132.0
Age 7- 81704143384.038822.756333.0109564.3462.7
Age 12-13101545845.119519.245244.552852.0353.5
Totals 19498483623973.5186521.9334939.5494158.21932.3
19486665476971.6123218.5169725.5484072.61281.9
19476033367060.8110118.370911.7525287.1721.2
19465438348764.1115821.377214.2443681.62304.2
19453604217860.470619.641212.3289486.4441.3
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HANDICAPPED PUPILS.
No special schools for the treatment of handicapped pupils
are maintained by the Authority. Arrangements are made by the
Chief Education Officer with schools outside the area for the
admission of children as recommended.
Under the provisions of Section 34 of the Education Act, 1944,
*148 special examinations have been carried out by approved
medical officers, as a result of which, 122 children, ascertained to
be within the various categories, were recommended for special
educational treatment as indicated in the following table:—

TABLE 51.

CategoryNumber ascertainedRecommendation
Day Special SchoolBoarding Special SchoolOrdinary School with special treatment
Blind
Partially Sighted
Deaf33
Partially Deaf
Delicate2020
Diabetic
Educationally Sub-normal3014214
Epileptic11
Maladjusted321
Physically Handicapped1064
*Suffering from Speech Defect5555
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* Examinations of children with suspected speech defects are not included in
the special examinations under this paragraph, but those requiring speech
therapy are classified as Handicapped Pupils.


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