Content on this page requires a newer version of Adobe Flash Player.

Get Adobe Flash player

TESTIMONIALS

Working with Jessica Kahn has been noticeably beneficial. My son's coordination is so much better and his motor skills have improved beyond belief!
>> Read More

Call us today at
435-659-1746
or fill out our
online contact form.

Pediatric Occupational Therapy | Blue Sky Therapeutics, LLC
Holding the Pencil too lightly/Decreased Coordination for Handwriting:

Usually kids who exhibit this behavior are not getting the proper tactile or proprioceptive feedback into their hands to hold and manipulate the writing utensil accurately.

What can be done?

  • Increase tactile feedback into hands through play activities with textured materials, messy play, and cooking
  • Increase proprioception in hands: this is done by increasing joint input through heavy work in fingers, allowing child to become more aware of hands/fingers and how to use joints effectively (semi-dry play-dough, putty, wheel barrel waling, crab walking, pulling heavy objects, hanging from monkey bars, cutting thick paper or felt, etc.)
  • Before writing have child press hands together, pull hands apart without letting go, wheel barrel walk or crab walk to table, press hands on table, clap them together, etc.
  • Utilize mushy pencil grip and encouraging squeezing of the grip
  • Vertical writing- on white wash board or chalk board- gravity provides resistance and proprioception in arm and hand
  • Tracing letters in cornstarch and water

© Copyright 2006 - 2009 All Rights Reserved
Web Design and Hosting by iBizwebsite

Park City Utah Pediatric Occupational Therapy | Park City Utah Sensory Integration | Autism Care and Treatment Park City