Asbestos are my favorite play medium in OT…
I was looking at a book called “Play Therapy” by Virginia M. Axline. I was reading about one of the sessions where it explains what the kids are doing and what they say, when I came across this: “The group worked on puppet heads made out of powdered asbestos and paste and water.” and then later,
“Tom: No. (Silence. The children worked with the asbestos material.) Know what? This stuff feels like dead flesh.”
“The group attacks the asbestos head of Hitler….”
I almost spit out my drink. It was when I got to the asbestos segment that I checked the publishing date. It was written in 1947. Can you imagine??? WOW.
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