A comment was presented on a report by Sasse (1977) on a Melbourne parent-based charitable organisation (ANSUA) which helps under-achieving children by use of Doman-Delacato methods. Research evidence on the effectiveness of these methods was reviewed, together with statements prepared by professional organisations and government advisers. Questions were raised concerning aspects of the ANSUA program. Conclusions reached were that at present there is no evidence to support claims on the effectiveness of Doman-Delacato techniques, while there is growing concern about negative effects of these methods, particularly on parents involved in the program. The ANSUA Centre should provide unequivocal evidence of the success of its program and the community should ensure that help is available, using proven methods, for parents who are worried about the development of their children.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Australian Journal of Mental Retardation|
|Publication status||Published - 1977|