~ Jiao-long Chan ~
‘The Flood ~ a salvation myth’
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Saint Elizabeth’s Hospital
Patient: Jiao-long Chan
Douglas Banks, PhD
A paucity of data exists about Jiao-Long, a Chinese America boy, approximately ten years of age, who presents with a communication disorder, which is to say he cannot, or that he refuses to, speak.
His records indicate the inclusion of a psychological educational evaluation, an evaluation that this clinician has never seen, and that this clinician believes perhaps never existed.
The lone artifact in Jiao-Long’s file is a newspaper article from the Bethesda Gazette that describes a mildly destructive fire that temporarily closed a community center.
During the intake interview, Jiao was given paper, and crayons, and was asked to draw his responses to questions.
When asked, “How are you feeling?” Jiao drew what appears to be the skeleton of an adolescent elephant.
Jiao hummed to himself throughout the intake and seemed neither engaged in, or perturbed by, the questions.
This clinician is at a loss for why Jiao has been placed on this particular ward, or to a possible course of treatment.
Further record requests have been made to the school and social service systems.