The First Strokes Pencil Gymnastics Kit includes an Instructors Manual and a Student Workbook for Fine Motor Skills.
Ever want to change a grasp pattern on a pencil? This kit has the perfect activities to work on grasp development. By doing a few activities a day, the kit will promote a tripod grasp on a pencil, and dynamic grasp with isolated finger movement.
Created by Jan McCleskey, MA, OTR from The Handwriting Clinic in Plano, Texas, this kit is designed by an occupational therapist, for teachers, parents and therapists!
This kit is most appropriate for 5 – 8 year olds as a fine motor program for grasp development on a pencil. It may also be used for older students. The Instructors Manual has section on atypical grasp patterns and remedial activities specific to each grasp pattern. There is a section on the “TIP grip protocol” to train teachers and therapists to work with developing co-contraction to flex and bend the thumb IP joint, in order to obtain a more manipulative grasp. This kit will get a teacher started in the right path, to implement classroom fine motor labs. The student workbook has reproducible sheets on how to hold a pencil - important to send home for parent training.
If you order this kit, you receive:
First Strokes Pencil Gymnastics Instructors Manual
First Strokes Pencil Gymnastics Student Workbook
Manipulative set of:
Fish tongs, blocks, sticks, marbles, top