Eddie Eggers, educational psychologist - Manawatū Conversations
First broadcast on Manawatu People's Radio, 11 June, 2019. Working in the education psychology field 1974 to 2003. Scope of work in early years. Requests from schools for assessments of specific pupils and formulating strategies. Special classes and special schools. Blindness and deafness. Initially little assistance for pupils with special needs, no specific instruction for teachers, Teaching reading. Studying special education in Pennsylvania. Career path from education into psychology. Impact of Tomorrow's Schools (1989). Ritalin used since 1970s. Behaviour problems. Discipline, abolition of corporal punishment, alternative strategies. Limited in-service training for teachers. Ritalin and parents. Single parent families.