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  1. distancing(Noun)

    The process of becoming distant.

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  1. Distancing

    of Distance


  1. Distancing

    Distancing is a concept arising from the work of developmental psychologists Heinz Werner and Bernard Kaplan. Distancing describes the process by which psychologists help a person establish their own individuality through understanding their separateness from everything around them. This understanding of one's identity is considered an essential phase in coming to terms with symbols, which in turn forms the foundation for full cognition and language. Werner and Kaplan's work was later expanded by the pioneer in deaf-blind patient therapy, Dr. Jan Van Dijk, and later refined by the work of Dr. Susan Bruce. Primarily of use in working with deaf-blind patients, distancing gradually leads the subject through a course of physical interactions which encourage the patients to respond. At first, responses may be simple repetitions of pleasurable acts, but eventually events that take place in the present tense are replaced in the subject's mind with more complicated concepts, such as desires, requests, or other expressions which reflect symbolic cognition and understanding of past events. As the subject progresses through these stages, he is eventually able to move from communicating his desires simply to more complicated treatment of symbols in communication. Once the communication barrier is removed, more conventional therapies and educational methodologies are then possible.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of distancing in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of distancing in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of distancing in a Sentence

  1. Scott Strode:

    We understand we need physical distancing, but we can still be connected in the virtual space and be there for each other.

  2. Robert Redfield:

    It is not known how the COVID-19 pandemic and the social distancing measures may affect the circulation of viruses that can cause AFM, or if COVID-19 will impact the health care system's ability to promptly recognize and respond to AFM, if social distancing measures decrease circulation of enteroviruses this year, AFM cases may be fewer than expected or the outbreak may be delayed.

  3. Bruce Dart:

    We have such little tools to keep people safe, we have no vaccine, we have no clinical therapies, one of the few tools we have is social distancing and a mask to break the chain of transmission of the virus.

  4. Kim Dong-hee:

    The social distancing measures have prompted people to seek entertainment options to keep themselves occupied and gaming offers just that.

  5. Jonathan Chaplin:

    Verizon has been losing subscribers in the first quarter for the last few years – churn is higher than gross adds, with the drop in switching activity induced by social distancing, Verizon should have benefited.

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