ERIC Number: EJ434299
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: 0
Graphic Skills as a Diagnostic Tool for Working with the Elderly.
Visible Language, v24 n2 p214-26 Spr 1990
Maintains that graphic skills may reveal a dementia process in progress. Describes a simple, nonverbal screening method, tested on 1,500 aged subjects, which uses geometric copying, handwriting, and freehand figure drawing to screen for social and/or cognitive disorders. Shows that these graphic skills drop in a prescribed order with decreasing cognitive functioning. (SR)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Special Issue: Some Issues in Handwriting.