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Children with Exceptionalities and Montessori

In 1898 Dr. Montessori started working at the Orthophrenic School at the University of Rome with children who were considered at the time “retarded, or insane”. Nowadays, we would probably characterize these children as autistic or with developmental delays. Let’s not forget that Dr. Montessori was first and foremost a physician, a medical doctor whose …

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