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3V0882.01 More on “crack” and “bang”: [It DOES say ‘crack’] (6/21/80)

Peggy sits across the room from me, reading “The Calculus Affair.” A
few moments ago she read at the end of the book, “I love him and that
one. I love Snowy and Captain Hack-uck.” (pointing at the pictures)
I agreed Snowy was a good dog. Peggy leafed back through the pages,
stopping at another picture of Snowy, “he’s a good dog.” Coming to
page 3, she pointed at the bottom: “That says ‘Bang, ‘right?” when
I concurred, she said of the next “and that says ‘crack’.” At the top of
the page, a third lightning stroke was noticed, “And that says ‘crack,’
too.” I asked her how she knew, and Peggy replied, “It DOES say
‘crack’.” turning to the cover, she decided to look inside again. After
turning back to the cover, she asked herself, “Where did ‘bang’ go?”


3V0882.02 Counting: pauses at places where sequence goes wrong (6/22/80)

Peggy was up late last night. Around eleven o’clock, while Robby
played with Miriam, I heard Peggy counting to herself: “one, two, three,
four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, ten, eleven,…eight,…twelve,…nine… ”
(where the dots represent short pauses).


3V0882.03 Reading as VERY specific knowledge: The Calculus Affair (6/22/80)

Peggy climbed into a chair with the Tintin book unopened. Pointing to
the title on the cover she asked “What’s that name, way up there?”
“Calculus,” I answered. Pointing a little lower, she asked, “What’s that
name?” My answer was “affair” and finally “The” when she pointed at
the very top.

Peggy pointed again, after raising the book so I couldn’t see it, “What’s
that name, there?” I told her I couldn’t see. “Calculus,” she informed
me now , then went to reading the rest of the book. She now sits
puzzling over the last page. Peggy dropped the book to join Miriam in
playing with some presents left by their grandmother.


3V0880.01 Reading” two words: [That say ‘no’. (in No more tangles)] (6/28/80
and earlier)

Miriam reported to me two incidents occurring during my five days in
Boston. First, she tricked Peggy. Pointing to the word “No” on the
container of “No More Tangles,” Miriam asked if she could read it.
Peggy said, “No.” Miriam congratulated her: “Hooray for you ! You CAN
read it.” Peggy responded, “That say ‘No’ ?” Miriam replied, “Right.” At
this point, Peggy picked up the container and ran with it to Gretchen.
Not able to understand her at first, Gretchen asked her to repeat.
Peggy held up the container, “That say ‘No’.”

Playing in the basement among the flotsam of years, Peggy found a 3×5
card and brought it to Miriam for interpretation: “What that say?” she
asked. She repeated “Stop” after Miriam told her that’s what it said.
NB. I tried to follow up on these notes in session P127 yesterday. As
expected, Peggy could not read the (same) words printed on the back
of old business cards. I should see if she can read ‘No’ from “No More
Tangles”. I would not be surprised if she did or if she did not.
(Showing her the ‘STOP’ 3×5 card, she did not recall what it said.)


Peggy Study, Panel P126

Themes: Language Development, Object Exploration, Social Interaction
Source: (Lawler); date: 6/22/1980

Text commentary: These clips show ??; Why important ??

P126A1 Reading: Shapes, 19mb

P126A2 Reading: Shapes, 18mb

P126A3 Reading: Words, 17mb

P126B1 Standard Objects, 19mb

P126B2 Standard Objects, 19mb

P126C Drawing with Miriam, 18mb

P126D Counting Blocks, 23mb