Floorplans and cartoon strips—Diagnostic techniques in working with children
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Two useful techniques in assessing and treating children ages 7–15 are described. Children are asked to draw a floorplan of their home. Drawing the floorplan reveals the child's ability to approach a task; some of the preferred activities in the home; the sleeping arrangements; and, most importantly, other significant people. With some children, constructing a comic strip can reveal their core conflicts and establish rapport. The comic strip is particularly useful with children who are very inhibited in their verbal utterances.
KeywordsSocial Psychology Diagnostic Technique Prefer Activity Comic Strip Verbal Utterance
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