Introduction Mario Erdheim Part 1. 'Learning Disability' as an Institution and the Forgotten Human Dimension Part 2. The Interface between Institution and Fate Part 3. The Process of Developing Learning Disabilities. The Creation of Potential Space Part 4. The Enactment of Soul Murder. 'Little Mongols', 'Down's Children' or: The Contempt of Adjusted People. Autistic Perceptive Disorder and the Mystification of Resistance Part 5. From Anxiety to Technological Treatment Strategies. Impotence, the Taboo of Hate and Conditioning Fear of the Void and People Making Part 6. Attempts at Breaking Out. Sound - Accompaniment and Mediation in the Long Search for the Name. Part 7. A Child Without Behavioural Difficulties. Emerging from the State of Numbness. Psychotherapy without Words. Final Farewell Part 8. Possessed by the Devil. Gaining Space. A Storm Brewing and Catastrophe
Dietmut Niedecken, born in Germany, studied educational science and music at the University of Hamburg, and music therapy at the Guildhall School of Music, London. She now works in private practice with children and young people, as well as supervising and lecturing trainee child psychoanalysts.