Why is my child holding their pencil awkwardly?

What are inefficient pencil grasps? 

My child struggles to hold their pencil.

My child says their hands are sore when writing. 

My child gets tired from writing. 

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? 

INEFFICIENT PENCIL GRASPS

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