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results of constant criticism* A wholes©®© personality growth
was Jeopardised because all of his initiative and self-
eoniidenee was "being destroyed by the carping of some members
of his family. The stepfather was told that his attitude
toward F must be changed if f was to extricate himself from
his mental quandary# The parents agreed to a wholesome re-
habilitating program that accomplished much toward integrating
F's personality growth* (The housekeeper was replaced "by one
who loved and understood children*- The. family gave f the
ideal amount of affection, that which would mold him into a
socially adjusted, self-reliant individual# He was given the
kind and quantity of love that made him feel welcome and
secure without destroying hi© personal assertiirenesa*
In the classroom W was given many opportunities to score
success in his daily endeavors* He was encouraged to use
his mechanical ability to construct toys for the classroom*
After guidance* he was able to compete on equal terms with
other boys in their physical social activities* He seemed
to develop a feeling of determination to overcome the handi-
cap and to excel in other directions* .
Post-treatment condition*--After months of treatment,•
P is mentally bright* As Table 23 shows, his mental age is
eight years and eight months * and his intelligence quotient
in one hundred twenty-four. He has matured mentally three
years and one month*
Table 24 shows that F*s behavior patterns have been
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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/m1/66/: accessed April 24, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .