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.