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Treatment. —The parents were gives the report on S*s
condition* They expressed their concern for his "behavior
ana the physical handicap* They were cooperative and willing
to do anything that would improve his condition# 1 was given
a physical examination fey a reputable physician# The first
treatment was to remove the tonsils and adenoids, and give
vitamins to take care of the vitamin deficiency* An end©-
cronologist corrected the endocrine imbalance©# 1 ms taken
to an otologist for treatment of hie hearing impairment*
X-ray treatments were prescribed, The doctor felt that the
infection in the cornea of the eye was from the tonsils#
The conclusion was that most of S's problems were due
t© his physical condition* Some of the physical defects were
corrected. The feeling of insecurity, Ms emotional and
nervous patterns of behavior that he exhibited were due t©
his inability to hear and his father's critical attitude
toward his efforts# The pa rents were advised that their Meth-
ods of dealing with S ®@re contributing t© hi® problems*
They were counseled to emphasise the things that he did well
and t© Minimise his difficulties* They nsre advised not to
talk down to him, but t© treat him &b a real personality, in
order to increase his chance of becoming independent.
S was cured of his fear of darkness by reconditioning.
The mother repeated verses to him after he retired to bed;
she held his hand in the dart:, so that the period in the
evening became for him the most pleasant part of the day.
Darkness has ceased to b© a terror for hia*
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Leith, Beulah Thornton. The Effect of Individual Guidance on Maladjusted Children with Respect to Personality Development and Achievement in Reading, thesis, 1950; Denton, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc130212/m1/59/: accessed February 23, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .