Virginia M. Axline Message Board
Judy Badger posts on 1/6/2016 6:05:36 AM
Unlike many posters, I do not think that Dibs had autism or even Asperger's. He was electively non-verbal at the beginning of the book but early on we discover that he has advanced verbal skills--he even knows how to read. Dibs is able to fully express himself and his emotions. He thinks abstractly (see the letter at the end of the book). I have a limited history of working with autistic students and a family member with Asperger's. Although Dibs does show some symptoms of the disorder at first, it quickly becomes apparent that he is remarkably advanced verbally and is able to engage others.
ORSY posts on 3/18/2012 5:26:24 PM
@ Linda: I have been searching for biography on the Internet and in Libraries with no luck. Is your colleague has enough info yet on Dr Axline?
Richard posts on 9/15/2011 5:16:20 PM
Are there any living family memebers of Virginia Axline?
Linda HOmeyer posts on 8/5/2011 12:52:38 PM
Bill - I have a colleague writing a biography of Virginia Axline. Could you let me know how to contact you for additonal infomraiton re: the fmaiy?
danvo posts on 12/22/2010 8:57:45 PM
Anyone who loves "Dibs In Search of self" might want to read as well Torey Hayden's "One Child", one of my all time favorites!
Bill posts on 11/10/2009 12:01:50 AM
To Josephine,posted 7-28-08,
I had Dr. Virginia Axline's sister for second grade, and as far as I know, there were non known realatives,
AH posts on 12/8/2008 6:49:03 PM
What happened to Dibs after all these years?
Josephine posts on 10/27/2008 7:11:54 AM
Can anyone tell me what date is Ms Axline's birthday. And does she have any living relatives.
Ana Sutton posts on 8/12/2008 2:46:37 AM
Virginia Axiline passed away in 1988. Her work is still followed at the University of North Texas by Dr. Gary Landreth, who is the most Orthodox Axlinian child centered practitioner.
He has written several books, if you are interested contact the Association for Play Therapy.
Parimal Pandit posts on 8/12/2008 1:31:42 AM
I have read the book Play Therapy by Dr. Axline. I use this therapy in my work with children with special needs. I would like a contact detail of Dr. Axline whereby I can establish a link with her. The book has given many insights in therapy and parenting.
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