Direction of Human Profile Facing in Drawings is Associated to the Quality of Reading in School Second Graders
Makashvili Malkhaz, Atanelishvili Ekaterine, Inasaridze Ketevan
Elementary school G-2 and G-5 were requested to draw human profile by memory. Teachers scored the quality of the reading skill of G-2 and G-5. Tendency to draw RF vs LF was found associated to lower vs higher scores respectively in G-2. No difference in the reading scores between the participants, drawing RF vs LF was found in G-5. Tendency to draw LF vs RF is suggested to stem from visual attention bias to the left vs right half of the visual space, due to the predominant involvement of the right vs left brain hemisphere in visuo-spatial attention. Left hemispheric activity and spatial bias to the right visual space is suggested to prevent G-2 from fast adaptation to the reading in L-R direction.