“Some students benefit from using a weighted pencil, all of the writing time or sometimes.
The extra weight gives a little extra proprioceptive input that alerts the student to the fact that s/he is holding something and gives them a bit extra information about where the pencil is, in their hand.” – OT Tools for Public Schools
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Thanks very much for including my post on your blog! Karen
Absolutely! Great tip and such an important one that many parents miss.
Sherri Stair Otr says
I make them using a coupling nut (ask at the hardware store and they will show you) and a Grotto Grip on one end. For the greatest amount of proprioceptive input, use a china maker instead of a pencil. Since they are a bit wider in diameter, use a larger size coupling nut.
Great tip. Thanks!
This is amazing!!! Thank you for sharing this. I am going to go and dig through the tool box now.
So glad that you like it. It’s one of those hidden tricks that many teachers aren’t aware of when kids hit the age of writing.
I also forgot to add that years ago I worked in a shop that sold expensive pens like Mont Blanc. I loved holding them and writing with them because they were “weighted” for the reasons you describe:)
That’s a really interesting observation. I have a Mont Blanc I got a long time ago and always love writing with it. Never thought about if it was the weight but now that you mention it that is one reason I love it.
strugling mum says
where can i get those grips and r they smothe or bumpy
Hi, Mum! You can find the grips here: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00FQRELE8/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B00FQRELE8&linkCode=as2&tag=thesensspec-20&linkId=4IVDZUXCYD5VC2GH