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ERIC Number: EJ558048
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1997
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Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0889-3675
My Mother Got Tears in Her Eyes: Poetry as Self-Creation by Adults with Mental Retardation.
Hiltunen, Sirkku Sky
Journal of Poetry Therapy, v10 n4 p215-35 Sum 1997
Suggests that adults with mental retardation, even those unable to read or write or who have limited verbal skills, can express their ideas, feelings, and thoughts through poetry. Presents poetry written or dictated by the author's clients. Discusses how poetry can become the vehicle for self-esteem building through processes of self-creation and self-affirmation. (SR)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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