As a school-based Occupational Therapist, the most frequent issue teachers ask me about is pencil grasp. “Is this grasp OK?”, “What should I do about this grasp?” “Should I give my student a pencil gripper?” “What pencil gripper should I use?”
Which pencil grasps are OK?
You may be surprised to learn that there are at least five different pencil grasps which research has shown to be fully functional. Children who use these grasps can write with enough speed, and without increased fatigue or discomfort.
What interferes with developing a functional pencil grasp?
Learn about the four major reasons that a child may struggle with acquiring a mature pencil grasp and what you can do to address the causes.
What else can I do to change a child’s Pencil grip?
Learn 10 therapeutic OT tips and tricks to modify a child’s pencil grasp.
Who will benefit from this Product?
This product includes information valuable for entry-level occupational therapists, as well as teachers, special education professionals, interventionists, homeschool parents, and parents, committed to helping their child learn to use a functional pencil grasp.
This product gives you:
☑︎ What grasps look like in the major three categories
☑︎ Why some grasps are more advantageous than others
☑︎ What ages typically developing children are using these three types of grasp
☑︎ What four main factors interfere with pencil grasp development
☑︎ What parents and teachers can do to address those factors
☑︎ What tips and tricks do OTs use to support the highest level of grip a child is able to use
☑︎ When should pencil grippers be used
☑︎ Therapeutic techniques in use.
☑︎ Track the pencil grasps of all the children in your classroom or just one individual child, all on one sheet.
Printable Intervention Tools Shown in Video & Pictures
☑︎ Donut Store Activity
☑︎ Color Sight Words by Code
☑︎ Alphabet writing
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