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House Committee on Language Disorders in Children - 59th R.S. (1965)

Committee Members
Jesse T. George
Raul F. Muniz
Travis A. Peeler
Jim Wade
John Wright
Stanton J. Barron, Chair
Edward Mason
C.T. Matthews
Mrs. Harry W. Patterson
Lucius Waites
• Study all aspects of the problem of language disorders in children, with special attention directed to
(1) ascertaining the prevalence and severity of language disorders among the children of this state;
(2) discovering what is presently being done, on both the state and local levels, to recognize, treat, and correct language disorders;
(3) discovering what federal programs and financial aid exist to deal with the problems;
(4) exploring the feasibility of establishing, at convenient locations throughout Texas, state-supported or operated diagnostic clinics to better assure the earliest possible recognition of language disorders and reduce the often prohibitive expense that painstaking an accurate diagnosis entails;
(5) exploring methods of financing, by the state, its local subdivisions, the federal government, or a combination of the three, additional training programs designed to increase substantially the number of teachers in this state competent to participate in special education programs administered to correct language disorders;
(6) devising means to coordinate the various activities of private and governmental entities on the state, local or national levels in order to assure the widest possible dissemination of technical information about language disorders in children; and
(7) formulating a continuing, state-wide information program designed to apprise the people of Texas of the existence, recognizable symptoms, consequences, and available treatment of language disorders in children.

Appointed by Speaker 5/31/1965, pursuant to HSR 323.

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