TALC Growth Chart, Hertfordshire, England, 1992

Made:
1992 in St Albans
maker:
Teaching Aids at Low Cost

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TALC (Teaching Aids at Low Cost). Enquiries to Science Museum, London
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TALC (Teaching Aids at Low Cost). Enquiries to Science Museum, London
TALC (Teaching Aids at Low Cost). Enquiries to Science Museum, London

TALC (Teaching Aids at Low Cost). Enquiries to Science Museum, London
TALC (Teaching Aids at Low Cost). Enquiries to Science Museum, London

Coloured Weight for Height Chart, used in the developing world for the monitoring of children's growth, can be used in conjunction with Child Health Charts, with additional adhesive labels, one left blank, one French, one Portuguese and one Spanish, by TALC ( Teaching Aids at Low Cost), St. Albans, England, 1992

Growth rates of young children are plotted using this ‘Weight for Height Chart’. It was made by the charity Teaching Aids at Low Cost (TALC). The child’s weight is plotted on the paper chart and can then be compared against a ‘normal’ growth rate. Monitoring a child’s growth rate is one way of highlighting malnutrition and diagnosing the presence of disease. The chart was for use in the developing world. It is deliberately ‘low tech’.

TALC was founded by Professor David Morley in 1965. It was a response to overseas students requesting teaching materials they could use back in their own countries.

Details

Category:
Psychology, Psychiatry & Anthropometry
Object Number:
1992-891
Materials:
paper and plastics
Measurements:
Accompanying cards (4): 213 mm x 295 mm x 2 mm,
Chart: 1465 mm x 935 mm x 10 mm, .2 kg
type:
chart - graphic document
taxonomy:
  • visual and verbal communication
credit:
Teaching Aids at Low Cost (TALC)