Tuesday, April 22, 2014

This, Not This

One of the first graders I work with has a pretty inefficient and fatiguing grasp that she likes to use just fine.  So, we try all different kinds of ways to encourage more wrist extension and IP flexion to hold and maneuver the pencil.

We thought of spring-ish words and wrote them on a vertical surface, using a wobbly Q-tip and stamp pad ink.  The connected boxes worked as a boundary for the letter sizing and placement.  This grasp above is sorta acceptable.

This grasp is better...
 ...and the bottom photo is of the grasp we're trying to avoid! 


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