The Maturity Scale

Task Understanding

2―stars placed over the wave with different, recognisable forms

2―relevant additions (fish, boat, moon, etc.)

1―stars only

1―waves only

1―just one star, huge and centrally placed

1―irrelevent additions (flower, butterfly, sun, etc.)

0―another drawing

0―an empty sheet

Form of Stars

2―at least one well-formed angular star

1―a planned angular form, with malformations due to impaired movement

1―round stars, good circles

0―form disturbances

0―scribbles, no forms

0―lack of stars

Movement of Waves

2―at last one rhythmically wave

1―linear or angular (zigzag) strokes


1―other static forms

0―movement disturbances (sometimes only in the waves)

0―blacking of wave-area

0―lack of waves

Spatial Arrangement

2―stars placed over waves with good macrostructure

2―stars over waves with stars placed in a row (typical for children at age five)

1―upper part with stars, lower part empty

1―disturbed macrostructure

0―spatial problems: waves over stars, or side by side

0―stars all over the sheet

0―waves all over the sheet

0―stars and waves on one side of the frame only

Frame Recognition

1―drawing within the frame, or one deviation

0―two deviations or more outside the frame

Qualitative Level

1―anxiliary qualities (persistence, ideas, diligence, self-asurance, or any trait that might help coping in school)

0―lack of such auxiliay qualities, or even occurrence of disturbing factors (indolence, giving up, slackness, dullnes, fantasm, etc.)