My child says their hands are sore or are tired when writing.
My child refuses to write.
Parents often say the above when their child has an inefficient pencil grasp. Oftentimes, children who have decreased sensory processing and strength (the skills we need for STABILITY in our body), will find other ways to be stable in their body, leading to inefficient pencil grasps.
See below for some common inefficient pencil grasps, and why kids may be using them?
These are common questions that parents ask me so I have created this visual to show typical grasping development and its connection to the whole body.
Afterall, ‘it’s all connected.’
Have a look below to see how STABILITY leads to MOBILITY for typical pencil grasp development. Immature pencil grasp development refers to when your child acquires these ‘typical’ grasps at a later age. PENCIL GRIP MILESTONES Typical
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