Graphic Development of Children with Learning Disabiliites: A Systematic Literature Review
Master of Arts in Art Therapy
Art therapists and related mental health fields have long been operating under the assumption that graphic development and the mental development of children are linked (Malchiodi, 1998). To date, most of the research done in art therapy, psychology, and related fields was not specifically designed to establish a correlation between the graphic development and learning disabilities, but focuses on related ideas such as intelligence. This systematic literature review analyzes the existing research in order to synthesize related findings to create a comprehensive picture of the current state of knowledge in the area of graphic development and learning disabilities. Recommendations for further study are given.