Pencil Grip - The Pencil Grip

$1.99

The Pencil Grip is a revolutionary applied technology that works with the body’s natural physiology to gently place fingers in the proper position for gripping. Allowing over a 90% surface contact with its soft comfortable gripping surface, The Pencil Grip sets the industry standard in ergonomics.

This ergonomic shape is recommended by many OT's for people suffering from writer's cramp, arthritis, etc., and for children who persist with the various claw-like grip habits developed during early experimentation. If the pupil shows thumb-tucking or thumb-wrapping this device can help. The soft plastic shape supports the first knuckle of the pointer, promotes a good thumb position (particularly for a right-hander) and encourages the use of large muscles instead of "finger-writing."

Many children develop claw-like and/or tight, cramped gripping habits during early experimentation. In the beginning, lagging pencil-holding skills don't seem to cause much trouble. But, poor pencil gripping skill can actually prevent the training and use of the best group of muscles by blocking gross-motor involvement and fluent movement. The development of relaxed fluency is desirable for many more reasons than most people realize. The movement training of directed handwriting lessons, allows the brain to record dynamic information which affects fluency of reading and composition later on. It is a shame to see a bright child miss the benefit of good movement training because he or she resists the learning of good pencil-holding skills.

Pencil grippers can be helpful reminders but they seldom teach on their own. A new grip position will always feel strange. It usually opens the process for participation by different muscle groups. Children may resist using the gripper because of the new grip it stimulates. You will have to explain the goals for good position and motivate children to use the aid correctly - until they get used to the way it feels and develop some control with the new position and muscle groups.

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  • Model: TPG11112
  • Shipping Weight: 0.05lbs
  • 3 Units in Stock


This product was added to our catalog on Thursday 21 October, 2010.

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