This is the story of a little boy named Dibs. He would not talk. He would not play. Judged mentally defective, he was oblivious both to other children and to his teacher; in reality he was a brilliant, lonely child trapped in a prison of fear and rage, a prison from which only he could release himself. And, through psychotherapy and love, he did.
Virginia Axline (1911-1988) was a pioneer of play therapy for children.