Date of Award


Degree Type


Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy



Major Professor

G.R. Pascal

Committee Members

Kenneth R. Newton, Carl Sipprelle, Leo Simons, W.O. Jenkins, Virgil E. Long


It is the purpose of this study to investigate the relationship between Psychologic Deficit and the effects of brain damage and environmental experiences. It is an exploratory study, therefore concerned with descriptive, testable data which may yield hypotheses concerning cerebral palsied children.

Thus, an attempt has been made to point out various viewpoints and corresponding contradictory experimental evidence with regard to the cerebral palsied. One criticism which is inherent in many of these studies lies in the difficulty encountered in replicating them. This difficulty was seen in the lack of definition of terms, as well as of well defined groups, and in the absence of basic, behavioral data, all of which this study sought to provide in order to make replication possible.

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