Working with autistic children through the spectrum of psychoanalytic concepts
In this paper, a specific institution in North London provides services for children with mild learning difficulties, was examined "through the spectrum of psychoanalytical concepts" by looking at the way its members cope with working with autistic children. The unconscious institutional anxieties, defences and the counter-transference were focused. It was clearly seen through the extracts and observations that unconscious factors can determine teaching and learning experiences together with the emotional aspects of the institution. (C) 2011 Published by Elsevier Ltd. Selection and/or peer-review under responsibility of Prof. Huseyin Uzunboylu.