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The influences of abuse on development of child’s bodyimage- A case of Dona Williams with autism -

  • Journal of Special Education: Theory and Practice
  • Abbr : JSPED
  • 2009, 10(4), pp.225-244
  • Publisher : Research Institute of the Korea Special Education
  • Research Area : Social Science > Education

Cheong, Eun 1 신민정 1

1영남대학교

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ABSTRACT

It is individual identity to play a key role in managing the whole life. Identity is continuously affected by others around and bodyimage is the essential constituent of identity. This study intends to explore the influences of abuse on the development of child’s bodyimage through the case of Dona Williams who has autism. It also intends to make the reality clear in which bodily development of disabled child is systemically oppressed. As a conclusion, it could be emphasized that it is necessary to take account of child abuse, which has conventionally been practiced, and its possibility especially in the case of disabled child. It is also stressed that various types of self-stimulus actions could be regarded as expressions against abuse and of explore for their true self. It can be maintained that human identity is not a merely spiritual structure, but an essential element of life which is constituted with concrete experiences of body.

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