Different types of pencil grips and their usefulness!
Special needs children often face a bit of difficulty when it comes to writing. Many children with autism or various kinds of writing disorders find it difficult to write without the help of some or the other kinds of writing aid. These writing aids help them to grip the pen and pencil properly and hence develops their grips. Other children who suffer from the problem of finger dexterity can also use such aids in order to facilitate their writing skills. The most common form of writing aids is the pencil grip. There are a variety of grips available in a lot of fun colours which encourage the children to start writing. Here are a few pencil grips, which you can try for your child-
- The Writing C.L.A.W.- These are a one of a kind pencil grips which helps the child to grip the pencils properly. It brings about a complete revolution in the pencil grips and facilitates the children in their writing. There are cavities inside the Claw, which helps the children put in their fingers and then continue writing. It is suitable for both right and left-handed kids and is habit forming in nature. It is so good that most of the therapists swear by the usefulness of the Claw. They are available in fun colours and you can choose the colour, which appeals the most to your child.
- The Crossover Grip- This Grip is more or less like any other highly developed pencil grip. The major difference is that it has taken the necessary measurement to ensure that children with special needs can write with ease without their fingers crossing over continuously. It is for this reason the pencil grip has wings, which helps the fingers to stay in their positions. There are two main varieties of this crossover grip- the classic and the metal one. If your child is prone to nibbling the grips, then it is better to choose the classic instead of the metal ones. They are available in a lot of bright colours.
- The Pinch Grip- This pencil grip is a very effective grip and is a powerful tool in helping the children with grip problems. The grip has unique angles, which help the children to hold the pencil properly and write without experiencing hand fatigue. The Pinch grip is also used for therapy for special children. It helps to develop the habit of writing and develop their dexterity by activating the muscles. It is free from latex and is not at all harmful if your special child starts nibbling on the grip.
- The Heavyweight pencil- This pencil is meant for those who face problems in bearing the pencil down. The pencil is heavy as well as balanced which is meant to reduce any kind of hand fatigue. The heavy weight pencil comes with lead, which is helpful for the special needs kids. The pencil is an ergonomic writing instrument, which is directed at improving the strength of the hand and facilitating hand movements while writing.