The Children of Raquette Lake: One Summer That Helped Change the Course of Treatment for Autism

The Children of Raquette Lake: One Summer That Helped Change the Course of Treatment for Autism

Mira Rothenberg


The kids of Raquette Lake: One summer time That Helped swap the process therapy for Autism is an inspiring account of writer Mira Rothenberg's event with 11 autistic and schizophrenic kids throughout the summer season of 1958. that allows you to keep away from the regression that frequently happened through the summer time months, Rothenberg, a educated psychologist, and her colleagues Zev Spanier and Tev Goldsman, determined to carry their younger sufferers to a camp in Raquette Lake, situated within the Adirondack zone of Northern New York.

As Rothenberg explains, this was once a time while seriously disturbed youngsters have been thought of untreatable and sometimes despatched to stay out their lives in associations the place their wishes have been missed and overlooked. a lot of Rothenberg's sufferers exhibited indicators of abuse and emotional trauma. at the island, Rothenberg, Spanier, and Goldsman came upon that by way of utilising what used to be then an unconventional therapy of loving care and tolerance, their younger sufferers more advantageous and have been in a position to heal a few of the emotional and actual concerns linked to their stipulations. Written like a story magazine that follows the kid's growth from week to week, the youngsters of Raquette Lake is interwoven with own histories and engaging case tales that display the therapeutic energy of the human middle. The booklet additionally offers a necessary record of assets for therapists and fogeys of autistic young children.

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