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Child who isn't interested in other people but he becomes fascinated with Lisa who speaks in rhyme and appears to have a second personali. This book made uite an impression on me Up to this time in my naivete I didn't realize that children could have a mental illness A reader has to come away with increased awareness and compassion But much of this is probably outdated

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Jordi Lisa DavidTwo stories about children who are emotionally differentJordi has trouble trusting others and is afraid of a lot of things With the help. Picked this up from someone's discard pile It's three case studies of adolescent mental illness suggestive of schizophrenia written in the early 1970s This was of course before the DSM These children may have been diagnosed as schizophrenic but they appear to me to be clearly autistic The author's biases emphasize the symptoms that support his diagnosis but forty years later it's clear that the children are autistic Said to be true accounts about real patients I feel sorry for the kids who likely never received any helpful treatment This is an interesting book for highlighting how far we've come in the diagnosis and treatment of Autism related disorders The work is dated certainly but might be worth a follow up book which details how the kids' lives turned out A re issue augmented with a happy ending hopefully

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Jordi/Lisa David Summary ë 104 ☆ Two stories about children who are emotionally differentJordi has trouble trusting others and is afraid of a lot of things With the help of a committed teacher he learns to trust and to distinguish between things that are harmless and those that may not beDavid is an aloof child who isn't interested in other people bOf a committed teacher he learns to trust and to distinguish between things that are harmless and those that may not beDavid is an aloof. This book is a classic I read it when it was first released in 1962 and found it very disturbing and also very intriguing I was twenty one that year and both I and a friend of mine where reading books about mental illness which seemed to be coming out in droves back then It's hard for me to define exactly how I felt about this book I learned from it naturally I found Lisa captivating and almost surreal Both Lisa and David made me think of a fairy tale romance that was a bit out of focus and full of pixels If you could only suint your eyes tight enough you just might see it all snap into sharp reasonable contrast They tried to make the movie but it is forgettable Not so this book