(Defectology), a scientific and methodological journal, the organ of the Academy of Pedagogical Sciences of the USSR; published in Moscow since 1969. It is issued six times a year.
The journal deals with problems of the theory and practice of training and bringing up (preschool and school-age) children with disturbances in their mental and physical development, of the general and vocational education of deaf and blind adults, of defectological education, and so on. It popularizes the most progressive experience of special schools and preschool institutions. It publishes material about new technological methods and textbooks for training anomalous children and provides counsel and advice. Its circulation (1971) is approximately 19,000.