The Special Child – 2. Why Us?


A film from a seven-programme series from Yorkshire Television designed for parents of young children with learning disabilties.

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Producer: Yorkshire Television
Year Produced: 1977
Running time: 30 minutes
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This programme deals with the nature and cause of learning disabilities. The range and severity of learning disabilities is demonstrated. The majority of the programme is devoted to explaniation of the role of genetic counsellors and geneticist. The programme ends with a strong plea that all who may be worried about their chance of producing children with learning disaibilities should seek advice and guidance.

This film made in 1977 reflects the cultural attitudes and language of the time it was made. The imagery and film quality may not be to modern standards. But the issues raised are still relevent to today.

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