A poor handwriting grip can be the result of several factors, including poor teaching or weak physical ability. Whatever the cause our web site should provide you with the information you need to help correct a poor handwriting grip.
How to Strengthen the Muscles Needed to Hold a Pencil
To hold a pencil comfortably, for extended periods of handwriting, a child needs both good hand and finger muscles and sensory perception. Your child might be struggling with handwriting, or be reluctant to write, because they have difficulties with one or both of these.
The Adaptive Tripod Grip is an alternative efficient pencil grip for handwriting, although the Dynamic Tripod Grip is still considered the most appropriate. This grip is often more suitable for children who have low muscle tone or hyper mobility of the finger joints, as well as older children who: hold a pencil too tightly; hold the pencil lightly using just their fingertips or hold a pencil with their thumb wrapped around and across the pencil and index finger.
Our step by step guideshows your child how to hold a pencil in the Adaptive Tripod Pencil Grip. This is a suitable alternative for both right and left handed writers.