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ERIC Number: EJ864355
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Interpreting Children's Human Figure Drawings: Basic Guidelines for School Counselors
Foley, Yuehong Chen; Mullis, Fran
Georgia School Counselors Association Journal, v1 n1 p28-37 2008
The literature was reviewed and summarized to provide common interpretations of human figure drawings. Basic guidelines for interpreting human figure drawings (i.e., face and head, body, arms and hands, and legs and feet) are presented. Expectations for students at different developmental levels (ages 1 1/2 through adolescence) are identified, and the influence of artistic talent is discussed. Two children's drawings from case studies in a school setting are interpreted. Ethical considerations such as privacy, confidentiality, displaying drawings, and keeping drawings for documentation are summarized. (Contains 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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