Poster Session
Issue Date: August 2020
Published Online: August 01, 2020
Updated: September 09, 2020
Human Figure Drawings of Rural Children
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Emory and Henry College, Emory, VA, USA
  • Emory and Henry College, Emory, VA, USA
  • Emory and Henry College, Emory, VA, USA
  • Emory and Henry College, Emory, VA, USA
  • Emory and Henry College, Emory, VA, USA
  • Emory and Henry College, Emory, VA, USA
  • Emory and Henry College, Emory, VA, USA
Article Information
Health and Wellness / School-Based Practice / Basic Research
Poster Session   |   August 01, 2020
Human Figure Drawings of Rural Children
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2020, Vol. 74, 7411505150. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-PO4115
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2020, Vol. 74, 7411505150. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-PO4115
Abstract

Date Presented 03/27/20

Developmental drawings can be a predictor of school readiness. This descriptive study compared rural children’s drawings to the national norm. Sixty percent of the children scored below average, with 36% producing no identifiable human trait in their drawing. Identification of delays that impact school readiness at a community level is important for OT practitioners to consider as they expand their practice to provide health promotion and prevention interventions at the community level.

Primary Author and Speaker: Angelika Brocklehurst

Contributing Authors: Megan Davis, Taylor Gray, Brittany McDonald, Angelene Mathis, Madison Phillips, Morganne Troutman