First Scribbles: The Emergence of an Ego Function

    loading  Checking for direct PDF access through Ovid



This paper presents a developmental analysis of some early stages of prerepresentational graphic functioning based on the “scribbles” of normal children in the second year of life, studied in a research nursery. We also present case material from the therapeutic nursery treatment of an autistic boy, comparing the evolution of his drawing with the developmental sequence derived from the normal group, and correlating advances in this ego function with progress in self-object differentiation and object relatedness.

Related Topics

    loading  Loading Related Articles