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Re: artwork as sign of LD

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Rosa Juliusdottir (rojul)
Wed, 15 Jan 1997 15:32:09 GMT

Hi Ben, I am writing from a remote spot too, northern Iceland. And by the
way I enjoy being a part of this group (artsednet) immensely(probably not
the right spelling, you see I am Icelandic) and it has never bothered me
if some of the english mothertounge people donīt spell right. I found the
message from Don and K.Alexander absoloutly not necessary. Sorry this was
just an extra comment my real reason to write was to say yes I have read
this book > "Children's drawings as measures of intellectual maturity". Who
knows that book? (Who knows Harris?)>
it is available at our library in the University. But I donīt know anything
about Harris. I found the book interesting but kind of narrow and old
fashioned. But I am no expert. My believe in art therapy is that it should
be practiced by art therapists. I have taken a course in it and yes it can
be useful to detect if anything might be wrong but one has to be very
careful. There are perfectly happy and healthy children who can go through
stages of using dark colours. I feel if one is really concerned about
wheather something is wrong then go and talk to the art therapist. One
could do more damage by wondering about if a perfectly normal child has
some problems she does not have, although I agree we should always be very
aware of how our students feel or if they do indeed have problems. I guess
what I am trying to say (in my bad english) donīt jump to conclusion let
the specialist come and use her education to do the right thing.
Regards from the far north. Rosa