Welcome to a spot to share ideas for working with students in exceptional education in public schools. Please describe activities you've successfully used with students to improve fine motor and self-help skills. Creative classroom adaptations for sensory-based and ergonomic needs are sought. Technology applications, low and high tech, are appreciated. Above all--be positive and professional in sharing your experiences and ideas. Thanks.
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Weighted Pencil How To
Be sure to use the student's favorite color gummy grip on the "lead" end of the pencil. That way he'll be motivated to grasp that color with his thumb and first two fingers.
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You can also use plummer "O" Rings found in the sink repair aisle at Lowe's or Home Depot. They are little rubber type stoppers for the pencil and you can put them at both ends of the "weights."
Do you have any suggestions on helping a student rest his forearm on the table when writing? Thanks!
The OT at my school suggest putting the paper on a sloped surface like a binder. Thickest end at the top of the page.
how about adding a grip that is an eraser as well?
Sounds good; thx!
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