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'Upsychiatrists
reat potentially
a
troube tots
must work through the parent.
By EVELYN SAMMUT Psychiatrists often discover through
An innovative program at University observation that an emotional distur-
:?ospital is attempting to stop bance is caused when a child senses
.emotional problems-almost before conflict with a parent. An unwanted
,hey start-by offering psychiatric child, for example, may reflect feelings
-treatment to infants. of neglect in his behavior, Solyom said.
"People sometimes wonder what a' BY SPOTTING such difficulties in a
- psychiatrist can do for a child who is parent/child relationship early, he ad-
"from three-weeks-old to three-years- ded, child abuse often can be preven-
old," said Dr. Antal Solyom, director of ted.
-Jhe Infant Psychiatry Program. "But Solyom said that psychiatric care of
rny answer is always the same, 'We can infants has become more available in
:tlo quite a bit.' "- the last decade and has emerged as an
THE PROGRAM is designed to important subfield of child psychiatry.
prevent serious psychological problems The University's program has been a
or child abuse from affecting children success, officials report. Families from
living -with "potential risk factors," across the state have participated in
such as premature birth, illness, or an the program, cited as one of the most
emotionally disturbed parent, accor- comprehensive in the country.
ding to Solyom. SOLYOM HESITATED, however, to
To begin treating children at such an speculate on how widespread infant
early age, Solyom said, doctors must psychiatry will become, but he did say
detect problems by observing the child physicians are becoming more aware
and parents in a natural setting, such as of the field's importance.
a playroom. "I would not want to propose that
Trouble with playing, sleeping, people see a child psychiatrist yearly as
eating, or language development are they do a dentist," he said.
clues to emotional disturbance the "Pediatricians are more and more
psychiatrist looks for during obser- open to discovering changes in
vation. children's mental attitudes, and might
"THE INFANT may show signs of an consult a psychiatrist after they see the
emotional disturbance because the in- children.".
fant can't tell parents directly what's The program's most important
going wrong with the relationship," message, Solyom stressed, is that
Solyom said. parents must become actively involved
Treatment of the child can start at in their child's development.
any age, Solyom said, although the This story was reprinted from the
younger the infant, the more the doctor Daily's summer edition.

The Michigan Daily-Friday, September 10, 1982-Page 27

Music
students
to teach
community
classes
By GREG BRUSSTAR
A new program which starts this
month may offer the community music
classes in everything from the lute to
the harpsichord, according to School of
Music Prof. George Cavender.
The Preparatory and Community
Enrichment program (PACE) will of-
fer classes taught by graduate students
in string, wind, and percussion in-
struments, and in voice, piano, and
dance.
"WE'VE JUST received official per-
mission (from the University) to in-
stitute the program," said Cavender, a
former director of the University Mar-
ching Band. "It will provide enrich-
ment for the immediate and surroun-
ding areas and is open to everyone."
Classes will be offered from begin-
ning to advanced levels. Roughly .20
doctoral students from the music school
will serve as instructors.
"We will use the qualified graduate
students that we have," Cavender said.
"They will be highly competent instruc-
tors."
CAVENDER said that the program
will start on a small scale and grow
with demand. "We're going to stick our
toes in the water at first. We'll ex-
periment and expand," he said. "We'll
augment the program as much as we
need to because we don't know the ex-
tent of the project."
The program will be self-supporting,
Cavender said, although fees for the in-
struction have not been set.
The program will also provide extra
income to graduate students who are
hard-pressed by cutbacks in loans and
financial aid, Cavender added.
PAUL BOYLAN, dean of the music
school, said the program "has been in
the plans of the school of music for at
least a dozen years." The program may
make up for instruction which has been
cut from several public school budgets,
Boylan added.
PACE MAY offer courses in such an-
cient instruments as the harpischord,
viola, and lute if the community shows
an interest, Cavender said.
This story was reprinted from, the
Daily' s summer edition.

Daily Photo by ELIZABETH SCOTr
Diag drummer
While other students worried about bank lines, buying books and the start of classes, this musician chose to enjoy one of
the few remaining summer days.

'U'officials
defend
student
defaults

(Continued from Page 26)
tributed lower default rates to growing
student awareness of the obligation at-
tached to a loan. More students now
understand, he said, "that those (loans)
are indeed borrowing against future
earnings."
A school can be penalized for having
a high NDSL default rate. If a school's
rate is between 10 and 25 percent, he
school may lose new funds on a dollar-
for-dollar matching basis. If the rate is
above 25 percent, the school will
receive no new funds according to
federal regulations.
"A DEFAULT is that program only
hurts future students," Grotrian said.
Both Butts and Grotrian claimed
students are not high credit risks.
Eighty-five percent of all students

have not missed one payment, accor-
ding to Grotrian.
"I'm not sure we can criticize studen-
ts for paying back their loans at the
same rate students' parents pay back
their personal and business loans,"
Grotrian added.
"On the whole, especially right now,
student loans compare favorably with
other types of loans," Butts said, citing
mortgage and small business loans in
particular.
"I can't understand why people want
to pick on students," he said. "It's not
fair to single that group out."
This story was reprinted from the
Daily's summer edition.

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