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The Child with Special Needs

Letters and Essays on Curative Education

Karl König Edited by Peter Selg Translated by Regina Erich

224 pp.  
5 1/2" x 8 1/2"

Floris Books


Published:  April 2009


Karl König founded the Camphill movement and was a prolific lecturer and writer on a wide range of subjects, including Anthroposophy, Christology, social issues, therapeutic education, science, and history. The Karl König Archive is a program that will gradually publish all of König’s works.

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.

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  • The Lives of Camphill : An Anthology of the Pioneers
  • Discovering Camphill : New Perspectives, Research, and Developments

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    Waldorf & Special Needs Education and Waldorf & Special Needs Education: General