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ERIC Number: EJ1007374
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-May
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 22
ISSN: ISSN-0261-4294
Children Gifted in Drawing: The Incidence of Precocious Realism
Drake, Jennifer E.; Winner, Ellen
Gifted Education International, v29 n2 p125-139 May 2013
Although one study has reported that 6% of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) have drawing talent, no study has examined the incidence of drawing talent in typical children. We asked 153 children aged 6-12 years to draw a picture of their hand. We scored the drawings for the use of detail, correct proportion, and overall contour; assessed the drawings as above average at each age based on a global assessment; and compared the drawings with those of three identified drawing prodigies. Most children were able to capture the overall contour of their hand; the ability to draw relevant details was not common until age 8; and correct proportion was not seen even in the oldest children. We identified 13% of drawings as above average for the child's age group. However, even those drawings identified as above average were significantly less realistic than the drawings of the prodigies. (Contains 13 figures, 2 tables, and 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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