Journal of Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics

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Looking at Children's Drawings

Drawings are natural way for children to communicate their thoughts and feelings , their perceptions of the world and themselves without language. They also give information on development: cognitive, fine motor, visual- perceptual and social and emotional processes. This forum is designed to showcase drawings as an assessment tool used in practice. We invite you to comment. If you would like to submit a drawing, please send to [email protected].

Thursday, February 6, 2014

A boy shows his complex blended family going about their business while he is left to slay the dragon. His very disabled older brother with Fragile X Syndrome is precariously on a horse, about to be devoured. The artist has had to defend his brother against bullying.

Thursday, February 6, 2014

A 7-year old boy who has been in and out of foster care his whole life shows his delight in going home.

Thursday, May 16, 2013

A 7-year old boy with problems in school draws himself in the halcion days of yore when he was in mom's tummy.

Thursday, March 7, 2013

This 10 year old shows himself winning over mom in the basketball game referried by his da and watched by his siblings in the bleachers. Note detailed profiles and movement.

Saturday, November 10, 2012

A 7 year old girl’s depiction of how she feels when she’s happy and her usual self, and when she gets “stuck” in anger.