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November 1955

Truants from Life: The Rehabilitation of Emotionally Disturbed Children

AMA Arch NeurPsych. 1955;74(5):581. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1955.02330170115022

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This volume is the second of a planned series of three about the work of the Sonia Shankman Orthogenic School of the University of Chicago. The school is a residential treatment institution devoted to the rehabilitation of children with very severe emotional disturbances, to research into the causation and treatment of these disturbances, and to the training of persons who wish to teach and treat such problem children. The first book, "Love Is Not Enough," presented the school's educational and therapeutic philosophy, using as examples, in an incomplete and scanning fashion, the specific problems and methods of the school. The third volume will deal with the staff and the school as a social organism. The present book, however, attempts to describe the actual workings of the school, by taking four separate case histories of severely disturbed children, presenting something of their background, and taking them step by step through their