|Title:||The Child with Special Needs : Letters and Essays on Curative Education|
|Publisher:||Floris Books UK|
|Number of pages:||224|
In this remarkable collection of Dr. König’s letters and essays, he considers and discusses the fundamentals of special needs education. He shows that there are three core aspects of a successful holistic approach to healing. First is a positive social environment, which in the context of Camphill arises through small family units of caregivers and children. Second, the caregivers’ work is based on insightful understanding of the nature and potential of each disability. And third, medical treatment it imbued with courage to keep the faith that the impossible can be made possible.
Karl König (1902–1966) was well-known as a physician, author, and lecturer. He began his work at the Institute of Embryology at the University of Vienna. In 1939 he founded the Camphill Movement in Scotland. Based on the educational ideas of Rudolf Steiner, the special education schools for children and villages for adults with special needs are now established all over Britain and Europe, North and South America and Southern Africa. He was the author of numerous books.
Edited by Peter Selg
Available from Steiner Books, and the publisher Floris Books (UK)