Just an idea, but with DD1 (who's a leftie) her grip was bizarre and we purchased a shaped (slightly curved) dedicated left-handed pen.
They do them in right and left handed and they're sold at most good newsagents.
Because of the odd shape, you have no choice but to hold the thing properly in order to get it to write. Gradually using it improves that natural position of writing with other pens/ pencils. So it may be worth a try.
The other thing to help build up hand strength is to start investing in more detailed colouring books. Geometric colouring books (e.g.: type in geometric colouring books on amazon search) or more fine art type (eg: type in nature colouring books or doodle design colouring books on amazon search) [You can also get these at most good book stores/ news agents). Both require very precise colouring in. We use crayloa twistable coloured pencils - which always have a fine tip - and we find it has really developed control and hand strength.
It was another fight tonight but not do bad as last night.
I really think he has some issues with writing based on his ot issues nd pencil grip - when he holds pen right it's great but his normal grip is awful. I feel it needs corrected and the only way is to keep remaining him and saying to him but I feel like I'm chastising him then
I think fighting about it is probably counter-productive. If there are good reasons why you can't get it all done then explain these to the teacher. I'm sure you can pick out some representative samples from the homework and get these done. I think at six years old no homework is going to be so important that it's live-shaping.
The homework battle has started again. He gets all his homework for the week on a monday at the mo
I used to try and get the majority of it done on a Monday but this week it has gone pear shaped due to having to do show and tell and doctors appointments so it has turned into a battle as he;s tired and all he wants to do is play.
Any suggestions how we can make it bearable and without resorting to tears on both our parts?
To tell you how bad it was, it took us half hour last night to write 2 sentences out of 7 and the words were in front of him and I helped by jotting down what we were going to write
I really am being driven to the edge.
He will do his maths without an issue its just the english.
He has difficulties with posture so we are using a writing slope and triangular pencils but I feel he doesn't have a good grip - was thinking of buying the grips but he doesn;t use them in school so DH said no.
when he concentrates he does it really well and his writing is improving when he holds the pencil correctly but I am constantly telling him to sit up, hold your pencil right and DH says this sounds like criticism but i say i am trying to help my child do his best and if i can't say that no one else will and it will carry on.
Sorry its so long but i dont want to feel like i am failing him but not helping him