Helping a Child Negotiate Difficult Experiences: An Intersection of Education and Therapy through Drawing


Many teachers can relate to the experience of having a student in their care who struggles with an on-going conflict, tension or personal issue that has arisen from what they see as a major disruption in their world. I began to understand this process through an encounter with a six-year-old girl in my Prep class of 2009. Her name was Suzie and I had simply given her a palm-sized sketchbook to pictorially document her struggles as they arose. Through the process of drawing and reflection, Suzie was able to... (log in or join to continue reading)

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