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ERIC Number: EJ939141
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0075-417X
Different Responses to Trauma in Two Children with Autistic Spectrum Disorder: The Mouth as Crossroads for the Sense of Self
Rhode, Maria
Journal of Child Psychotherapy, v30 n1 p3-20 2004
Two contrasting cases are discussed of boys with autistic spectrum disorder who had suffered cumulative trauma. Although their material was similar in many respects, the 9-year-old made excellent progress during therapy, while the 4-year-old developed much less in spite of being in intensive treatment. This contrast is discussed with regard to transgenerational issues, in particular the mothers' relationship to their own internal father. The author proposes the notion of an autistic level of the Oedipus Complex which does not include the concept of perpendicularity, and discusses this in relation to well-known features of children on the autistic spectrum.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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