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ERIC Number: ED116365
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Jul
Pages: 18
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Reference Count: 0
School Shock: Learning Disability as a Dissociative Reaction.
Zitani, E. Alfredo
Learning disability is suggested to be a dissociative reaction (school shock) similar to shell shock in wartime requiring appropriate theoretical and remedial approaches. Psychoanalytic and learning theory viewpoints are applied to the nature of learning disabilities. Also considered are the relation of anxiety to achievement and hypnosis to dyslexia. It is proposed that the concept of minimal brain damage be replaced by "minimal dissociative reaction." Suggested are such teaching methods as tachistoscopic presentation of reading material, encouragement of anxiety-reducing psychomotor activity (such as gum chewing) during intellectual effort, hand pacing while reading, and male/female teaching pairs. (DB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the conference on Dimensions of Anxiety and Stress of the Scientific Affairs Division, North Atlantic Treaty Organization, (Oslo, Norway, July 1975); For a related paper see EC 080 592