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Best pencil grip - is there any particular one?

(6 Posts)
hillyhilly Tue 18-Nov-14 17:03:28

My DS is a very reluctant writer, has suspected dyspraxia and definitely poor fine motor skills. (he's 7)
So I thought pencil grips may help but there are a dozen or more different ones on Amazon, can anyone advise?

Kaffiene Tue 18-Nov-14 20:03:39

Do you have an OT? They usually have a variety you can try out as I think it is a case of trial and error. We have had more success with the stabilio pencils. They are shaped and have a soft lead so less pressure is needed. DD (6) has this for writing www.ebay.co.uk/itm/like/271445947231?limghlpsr=true&hlpv=2&ops=true&viphx=1&hlpht=true&lpid=108&chn=ps&device=t&adtype=pla&crdt=0&ff3=1&ff11=ICEP3.0.0-L&ff12=67&ff13=80&ff14=108&ff19=0 and these for colouring www.anythinglefthanded.co.uk/acatalog/stabilo-easy-colouring-pencils-12.html

zzzzz Tue 18-Nov-14 21:42:33

We use big artists graphite pencils from hobby craft ( amazingly soft lead and the whole pencil is made of it). Sometimes we heat them (radiator) and sometimes wrap them in felt. They are heavy.

Weirdly huge plastic felt tips from tesco (cheap as chips and squishy) are a hit too.

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boobybum Tue 18-Nov-14 21:49:39

Hi, we used claw pencil grips -
www.ebay.co.uk/itm/like/141172432579?limghlpsr=true&hlpv=2&ops=true&viphx=1&hlpht=true&lpid=108&chn=ps&device=m&adtype=pla&crdt=0&ff3=1&ff11=ICEP3.0.0-L&ff12=67&ff13=80&ff14=108

PolterGoose Tue 18-Nov-14 21:59:28

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

blackeyedsusie Tue 18-Nov-14 23:12:39

we use a cross guard grip for dd.

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