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in an almost constant stream only

...time, a good deal of patience, and many quiet talks, to teach Sidney tolerance of boys who “distracted” him by interrupting his and others’ tasks with irrelevant gossip and random puttering about. He himself could talk in an almost constant stream while a task was under way without perceptibly interrupting his concentration or lowering his output, but anyone else’s conversation breaking in on him, distracted him! Only

ex V. V. Anderson, in collaboration with Willie Maude Kennedy. Psychiatry in Education (1932) : 213 : link (snippet)

Victor Vance Anderson, M.D. (1878-1960)
APA PsychNet obit abstract : link
first page of telling (even chilling) review of the above, in Social Service Review 7:4 (December 1933) : link

It is possible that Willie Maude Kennedy was associated with Anderson’s boarding school —
“The Spruces,” a long-term care facility for children with emotional problems located in Staatsburg-on-Hudson, New York State. “The Spruces” was founded by Dr. Victor Vance Anderson in 1928...
from Scope and Contents, Helen Saw Telle Cassidy Papers, at Williams & Mary College : Mss. Acc. 2007.036 : link
contemporary (1924) advertisement for opening of The Spruces : link

now the Anderson Center for Autism : link

31 October 2023