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  • Autistic Children
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    Autism In 1943, Leo Kenner, an American psychiatrist, first coined the word in order to describe the symptoms of a group of children whose common abnormalities of behavior distinguished them from the mentally handicapped children in his care. Autistic children show strange fears. Most of these fears are usually of totally harmless objects such as a box or a bush. The strange thing is that they will not register fear when there is real danger. This is probably connected to their inability to make...
  • Children Of The Ghettos And Camps
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    Children of the Camps During the Holocaust, millions of Jews, gypsies, and members of other groups were persecuted and murdered by Nazi occupied Europe. However, many forget to acknowledge that among these were children. It may never be known exactly how many children were murdered but it is said that as many as some 1.5 million children may have fell victim to the Nazi party. Although children were not a main target of the Nazi's violence, they did fall subject to persecution along with their p...
  • Pullman As A Children's Writer
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    Dm on geezerThere's a story Philip Pullman tells to illustrate what he's about. Many years ago, on holiday, he decided to amuse his five-year-old son, Tom, by giving him a version of the Odyssey every night. 'By the end of the story, Tom, who was sitting with a glass in his hand, was so galvanised he bit a chunk out of the glass. That's the power of storytelling. Thank you Homer. ' The author of The Amber Spyglass likes to place himself in the oral tradition, and is only too happy to acknowledge...
  • Children Evoke An Image Of Young Children
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    The Horror of Child Labor Over 150 years later, the same situation exists. Light was not exactly shed in the problems of child labor in the mid-1800's. Soon, authors like Elizabeth Barrett Browning stepped to the forefront and raised public awareness for the deplorable conditions child laborers were subjected to. When government investigations into child labor revealed the rampant exploitation of children, Browning responded with a poem created in sympathy, taking the form of her 1843 poem, The ...
  • Parents Of Dysfunctional Families
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    Angela's Ashes Term Paper Both books that I? ve read, Angela's Ashes and The Color of Water both demonstrated behavior than can be considered dysfunctional. A dysfunctional family is one that fails to meet some or all the basic needs of its members. Sometimes these needs, such as food, shelter or clothing are so basic that people take them for granted. More often, emotional needs, such as the need for love, support and security go unmet. Although a family can be dysfunctional in several ways the...

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