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Understanding Hand Dominance in Preschool. Left Handed or Right Handed? Learn how your preschool and kindergarten kids develop hand preference and how you can help them. Pre-K Pages

Hand Dominance Understanding Motor Development

Understanding Hand Dominance in Preschool. Left Handed or Right Handed? Learn how your preschool and kindergarten kids develop hand preference and how you can help them.

Most kids do not need to use a pencil grip. I rarely recommend having a student use a special grip, and when I do recommend it, it means that the grip really does help. What are the determining factors for needing a pencil grip? The student is not able to maintain the proper grip on a pencil once placed, and the student’s grip and or writing is improved with a grip. A grip could also reduce fatigue or reduce pain.  {Read More}

Pencil Grips–Pros and Cons

What are the determining factors for needing a pencil grip? The student is not able to maintain the proper grip on a pencil once placed, and the student’s grip and or writing is improved with a grip. A grip could also reduce fatigue or reduce pain.

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adapted tool suggestions - The site where this came from is great. Has lots of other ideas for adapted tools.

Free Printable: Word Family Houses  - pinned by @PediaStaff – Please Visit  ht.ly/63sNt for all our ped therapy, school & special ed pins

Free Printable: Word Family Houses - pinned by – Please Visit for all our ped therapy, school & special ed pins

Jen's OT for Kids: 25 Ways to Practice Letters WITHOUT a pencil!

Jen's OT for Kids: Fine Motor Development 25 ways to practice letters without a pencil

Fine motor strengthening ideas for the home

Hand-Strengthening Exercises for Kids

Using Play Dough to Strengthen Fine motor skills

Improving Scissor Skills with Play Dough

By The Sugar Aunts: Use Playdough to address scissorskills: Bilateral hand coordination, line awareness, strengthening, scissor positioning, open/shut motion.

15 forms for school-based occupational therapists from the Organizing OT.

Feb 9 15 Forms for School-Based Occupational Therapists from The Organizing OT

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Is there a correct pencil grasp for good handwriting? This page examines a variety of functional pencil grips.

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Using Creative Materials to Develop Hand Strength

Using Creative Materials to Develop Hand Strength. vertical surface for extensor hand strength/stability

Pencil Grips and Writing Tools : The Therapy Shoppe, The extraordinary little specialty shoppe for school and pediatric therapists, teachers and parents too.

PenAgain "Twist & Write" Pencils are an excellent choice for writers of all ages to support weak or painful grasps. lead is refillable. Also available at Walmart and some other local retailers.

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