ERIC Number: ED209680
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
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Better Understanding Your Child through Handwriting.
Using the methods of study developed by the International Graphoanalysis Society, this book offers practical suggestions that parents and teachers can use to understand children through their handwriting. Following a brief history of handwriting analysis, the first four chapters of the book explain how variations in children's writing--slant, pressure, size, and the letter "t"--expose their inner feelings. Chapter five reveals how children's writing can expose the extent of their emotional insecurity and the nature of their fears, while chapter six explains how handwriting analysis can be used to help children cope with their fears. Chapter seven offers ideas for using handwriting analysis in the school setting, and chapter eight describes how it can be used to uncover a child's interests and strengths. Chapter nine outlines ways of using handwriting analysis with preadolescents and adolescents, while chapter ten suggests how to analyze the "squiggles" of preschool children and the writing of primary school children. The final chapter, addressed to teenagers, explains how they can analyze their own handwriting. (FL)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Children, Cognitive Processes, Handwriting, Individual Characteristics, Individual Psychology, Parent Child Relationship, Psychological Evaluation, Student Teacher Relationship
GBC Publishing Co., 9355 Joliet Rd., LaGrange, IL 60525 ($9.95 plus $1.00 postage and handling, paper).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
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