Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 29, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta
Reversed techniques help alter childhood psychosis NEW YORK Dr. Irene Kassorla says her pro- fessional life essentially started when she was 42. That was after she devel- oped techniques which en- abled her to generate speech from autistic thereby markedly altering childhood schizophrenia. While attending the Univer- sity of California at Los Ange- les she was assigned hospital observation duties. went back to my school and wrote a paper saying doc- tors are reinforcing psychosis at such and such she said in an interview. After the papers were graded and handed her professor is Irene May I speak with you for a thought he was going to do something instead he what do you I told him I wanted a patient and I wanted to try out my own which of course was absurd because you don't get a for another 10 you're close to your doctorate She got a never- and within a week she was able to get remarkable results from a sick little girl. By simply reversing what was done at the Dr. Kassorla said she reinforced healthy ignored the and the child got bet- ter. doctors would see a psychotic doing something and that's all I'd that's what the heck are you Stop never dishonest with such a person. I give him and this is what is im- portant about my tech- the psychotic normally and he acts nor- For three years she contin- ued work with autistic chili dren. Then in 1965 she was in- vited to further her studies in London by Hans professor of the Institute of Psychiatry at the University of London. In London very mar- vellous things She worked with a 52-year-old ptient who hadn't spoken in over 30 years. She recalled he was like a rock but that she FORYOURFURS EXPERT RFMODH FURS CLEANED RESTORED INSURED PUR STCWflGE YORK 604A 3rd Ave. Phone 327-3276 CAROLYN TUCKER Chapter installs executive Tau Beta Sigma has installed Carolyn Tucker to serve as president tor the 1974-75 term. Other members elected on the executive were Caran Helen recording Linda corresponding and Kathi treasurer. Elected to represent the chapter at Beta Sigma Phi City Council were Rae Hogg and Martha Campbell. was able to get him talking after 31 days. papers got hold of it and started calling me 'mir- acle worker.' Then the BBC came to me and made a couple of documentaries on my work with this Dr. Kassorla returned to the United States and internship. While in Los Angeles she was asked to do therapy sessions at a television station. She says she thought it was an excellent idea because most people undergo the same kind of difficulties as the psychotic. psychotic will act using it as a and very often we respond to she explained. with normal psychotic be- havior is not as easy to see because it is not as magni- fied. The psychotic is differ- ent only in in- and volume. normal people there's the same tendency to bury feelings of inadequacy and and that's when one begins to feel different from others and starts to distort she added. feels in- adequate at times and every- body feels afraid. But the dif- ference between a successful person and a mediocre person is that the first one goes right on trying after a failure. The other sits back and waits until he's no longer The basis of the TV she is to let people in their homes see other people talking about the same prob- lems everyone faces so even- tually they see that they're no different from the next guy. The Dr. Irene Kassorla Show started out on a 13-week trial basis and has continued for three years. Dr Kassorla says talks are under way for showings in various parts of the United States. 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Private daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Mc- Clung of acts as an operations clerk and logs another request. Pte. Torbitt is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Torbitt of Chap- Sask. IVeelVhimsy will be sent ihe original an for her quote Send your child's quotation to this paper Prostitutes among liberated LONDON Far from being a sex object exploited by the prostitute is among the most liberated of says a British woman writer. Taking issue with the opin- ion of women's lib campaign- author Denise contends.. the prostitute is far different from her publi- cized In her book Prostitutes pub- lished Miss Winn says mostly without a good have no other way of making an easy living. So instead of watching a conveyor belt all they seek real financial independ- ence. Miss editor of Mind the magazine of the Na- tional Association For Mental cites prostitutes who make up to a tax free. There is who works so that she can buy a riding stable and retire to a luxu- rious life in the country. Or there's a who works so that she can buy gourmet dinners for her girl- friend. Ann Landers AFTERNOON BINGO MOOSK 1234 3rd Ave. North 0 Momy DOUBLIQ WMkly Cirdt Sponsored by The Moose Lodge No Children Under 16 Allowed to Welcome LOYAL ORDER OF MOOSE l234-3rd Ave. N. Regular Wednesday Night p.m. 25 GAMES-DOUBLE MONEY CARDS-JMANY EXTRAS This WMk's Jickpol in 54 Numbers 5 cirds cirds pay doibli Door Prize one under 16 years allowed to play Dear Ann Every now and then you rerun a letter because someone thinks it should be repeated not only for those who didn't see it the first but for those who saw it and didn't pay any attention. I am in the second and now I'm paying the price for my stupidity. The letter was from a when her husband moved in with her daughter and son-in-law That strangely made exactly the same mistake I did. hunt up the letter and rerun it for those for whom it is not too late Bless you. Sad And Sorry Dear Here's the letter and I it's one that bears repeating. Dear Ann I read the letter from the widow who sold her lovely house and moved in with her daughter. She was the biggest mistake of my life I am now a guest in somebody else's home She's lucky I made the same but I'm no guest I'm a maid and a a a a short-order cook and an answering service. I am not suggesting this is what my daughter and son-in-law had in mind when they begged me to move in with them They were truly concerned that I would be lonely But you know the old road to hell is paved with good I work harder now than I ever did in my own home. There are four children here and the music is so loud I have three-day headaches. I am under tension constantly because I try so hard to avoid SMOKE SAL NOTIONS LACES OFF FLOOR MODELS SEWING MACHINES CABINETS OFF PATTERNS 323 5th St. S. 327-8877 327.8818 expressing an opinion I'm afraid I might be accused of 11 taking sides'' or the cardinal sins of old people. It was sheer folly for me to give up my own home If this letter helps just one widow make up her it will be worth the pain I suffered to write it. Where were you three years Ann. when I needed Sacramento Dear Sac I was right here three years giving the same advice. You probably read it but it meant nothing to you because you weren't a widow then and the problem was of no interest Hindsight has 20-20 vision Dear Ann I am the middle kid and Lord only knows how much I hate that phrase. Here are a few of the reasons 1 Your relatives think the oldest one is very smart and the youngest one is just darling. Notice the one who is left out. 2 The oldest kid was allowed to go to the fair by himself The youngest one was too young to go by himself so Mom asked the neighbors to take him when they took their own kid who is his age Notice again who got left out. 3. The teachers at school keep wanting to know how come I am not as smart as my older brother They have also hinted that when my younger brothers gets my he will be smarter than I am. I am fed up with the whole scene and I wish you would help me out by printing my letter I know you can't change my place in the but maybe certain people will see my letter and lay off. Thanks a Miss Landers. Kid In The Middle Dear Here's your letter and I certainly hope will see it and lay off. Relatives are sometimes a little but teachers should know belter than to compare a kid with his brother older OR younger. Good luck to you in the future. Dear My husband's parents live near us and they resent it because my front door isn't open for them. Sometimes they come over twice a day. My husband says they are right Are Just me. Dear Anyone who leaves a front door open today is lucky if he gets nothing worse than pesky inlaws. Keep all doors and don't open up unless you know who's on the other side. Ann Landers discusses teen- age drinking its its realities. Learn the facts by and You For Teen-Agers by Ann Landers. Send in coin and a self- addressed envelope to Ann P.O. Box Mexican gov't slows down rapid birth rate New York Times Service MEXICO CITY In a policy reversal that was embarked upon the Mexican government is trying to slow the country's explosive birth rate with a nationwide campaign for and But it avoids the terms or will be no birth control or Health Minister Jorge Jimenez Cantu said at a news conference last apparently seeking to dispel some fears of compulsory sterilization. just have a program that will enable couples to determine the number of children they Thousands of government clinics and hospitals are free of all family planning methods except sterilization. The the intra-uterine device and the diaphragm are and government doctors are seeking out women who have just given birth to explain family planning. A television and poster campaign has also been prepared to fight opposition to birth control. The Roman Catholic which is weak though still influential among the reacted cautiously to the change in government merely reiterating its support for But the pro-Catholic National Union of Heads of Families which says that it represents criticized the move and asserted that is not only not overpopulated but she needs a larger population to exploit her natural In a land whose population rose from 26 million m 1950 to 58 million and appears headed for 71 million in 1980 and 151 million in official policy had long been that Mexico was large enough for even 200 million. As late as President Luis Echeverria himself a father of declared his election campaign that govern is to The change in first noted in was said to have resulted from a recognition by government that many efforts to improve economic and social conditions were being wiped out by constant increases in population. 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