The 25 Grippers are a set of 25 triangular finger grips designed for individuals with fine motor and grasping disabilities. These triangular grips help position the user's hand for writing and they can also be used with some cutlery, toothbrushes, and other small utensils. COLOR: Assorted bright colors.
The 6760 Utensil Handles are foam holders that fit into palm of the hand. The holders have a hole in the center for eating utensils, personal hygiene items, activity brushes and crayons, and other items. The holders have an anchor strap that goes around the back of the hand, are contoured, and adjustable for fit. These devices may also be used as hand exercisers. SIZES: Small (1-inch diameter x 3 inches) and Large (1.5-inch diameter x 3.75 inches). COLOR: Blue, orange or red.
The 6762 Therapy Handles are foam grasping aids for hands. These holders have a 1-inch extension which the thumb can be positioned around. A utensil, pen, pencil, or other instrument can be placed into the extension itself or in the end of the holder, depending on the hand position. An adjustable snap buckle slides along the strap for an individualized fit. An additional vinyl strap that attaches to the therapy handle strap is also included. The additional length allows the strap to be wrapped a
The Ableware Ring Writer Clip is a a utensil or pen or pencil holder designed for use by individuals with arthritis or limited manual dexterity or gripping ability. Made of polyethylene, this device consists of two linked rings. The larger ring slips over a thumb or finger and the implement or utensil handle slips into the smaller ring at the correct angle for use. This device can be used with pens, pencils, paint brushes, straight razors, tooth brushes, etc. SIZES: The package of three include
The Adult Weighted Holder is a pencil or pen holder designed for use by individuals with upper extremity disabilities. These holders securely hold most round or irregularly shaped items from 1/8-inch to 7/16-inch in diameter. This weighted handle is available in a standard or deluxe model and uses three adjustable set screws to accommodate different sizes. The deluxe model has a plastic vinyl handle and the standard model has a metal handle. The set includes a Husky pencil, a pencil sharpener, a
--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Hand splint to enable a child with cerebral palsy to hold a pencil, crayon or stick. Discusses construction of the splint, rationale for use and advantages and disadvantages. The splint consists of 2 parts: a molded plastic forearm splint with straps to keep the hand at 20 percent extension, and a dowel for the child's fingers to fit around which has a hole to hold a pencil or crayon. Includes drawings and photographs. SKILLS REQUIRED: Plastics. AUTHOR
Designed to promote proper finger positioning during writing tasks, the round shape of the Butter Grip serves as a tactile cue for the fingers to grasp. Holding a pencil/pen with the fingertips below the grip provides support for the web space and finger muscles during writing and coloring activities. Created for both left- and right-handed individuals, the Butter Grip can be used with standard pencils, pens and most adaptive writing utensils. At a diameter of 1 inch, this grip is recommended fo
The Assorted Foam Grips are a set of pencil holders designed for use by children and adults with upper extremity disabilities. The set includes one Foam Grip, one Ridged Foam Grip, one Baseball Grip,one Swirl Grip, and one Thick 'N Thin Foam Grip (all styles also available individually). DIMENSIONS: The Baseball Grip is 2.25 inches long and the other styles are 1.5 inches long.
The Baseball Foam Grip is a pencil holder designed for use by children and adults with upper extremity disabilities. This soft grip is shaped like a baseball bat and is slightly enlarged at one end to provide tactile and visual cues for finger positioning. DIMENSIONS: 2.5 inches long.
The Bulb Shaped Grips are pencil holders designed for use by individuals with fine motor and other upper extremity disabilities. These bulb-shaped soft plastic grips slip on to any standard size pen or pencil and have three sides for finger placement. This design provides comfortable finger positioning and prevents the writing utensil from rolling. COLOR: Blue.
The Crossover Grip Classic is pencil holder designed for use by individuals with arthritis or fine motor disabilities or other disabilities of the finger or hand. This device uses a technology that works with the body’s natural physiology to place the user’s fingers in the proper position. It is designed the same as The Pencil Grip (see entry) but has added wings to prevent fingers from crossing over each other. COLOR: Assorted classic, neon, or metallic colors.
---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To create a prototype of an inexpensive writing aid for individuals with hand injuries, congenital malformations, or arthritis to assist with holding a pen or pencil when writing. The Doodle Bug is a sturdy and child-friendly device with a wooden base covered with felt on one side; a hole in which to place a pen, pencil, or crayon; and a ball-bearing caster attached to the bottom of the wooden base allowing for easy mobility. The writing implement can be easily
The EzGrip Pen/Tool Grip is is a pen, pencil, tool or utensil holder designed for use by individuals with arthritis or other grasping or upper extremity disabilities. Made of a soft rubber composite that is hypoallergenic and can be cleaned and chemically sterilized, this ergonomic slip-on grip works with pens, pencils, modeling tools and knives, picks, probes, scribes, and other pencil-like tools and utensils. This grip requires only one finger, knuckle, or thumb to exert downward pressure on t
The Foam Grip is a pencil holder designed for use by children and adults with upper extremity disabilities. This short round grip provides a cushion for those who grip the writing implement too tight. DIMENSIONS: 1.5 inches long.
The Foam Grips are pen and pencil holders designed to aid people with arthritis or fine motor disabilities or other disabilities of the finger or hand in gripping pencils or pens or other small utensils or tools. These soft foam tubes slide onto standard pens or pencils or other items. DIMENSIONS: The holders are 1.75 inches long. The inside measures .3125 inches in diameter. COLOR: Assorted.
Triangular or round grips slide over shaft of pen, pencil or other hand held items. Soft vinyl provides more comfortable grip when writing and encourages natural finger hold to minimize finger strain. Several sizes available to fit variety of hand held tools such as crochet hooks, paintbrushes or silverware. Bag of 14 contains 7 sizes, 2 of each size. Pen and pencil holders available in bags of 25 or 100; Super Grip holders fit larger diameter ball point pens, crayons and some silverware. The gr
The Jumbo Grip is an pencil holder designed for use by individuals with arthritis or fine motor disabilities. This device is designed with applied technology that works with the body’s natural physiology to place the fingers of both left- and right-handed users in the correct position for gripping. This device provides extended comfort and support up to the second knuckle.
The Klick Pencil Holder, model 6058, is a pencil or pen holder designed for use with a universal cuff. The device consists of a 2-roller locking mechanism which holds the utensil in place. The desired angle can be set with a screwdriver by bending the metal frame to tilt the pencil back under the palm if needed. A clicking sound indicates that the pencil is in place. The device adjusts to right or left hand and can be used with any utensil holder.
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PURPOSE: Increase grasp on writing implement. Suggests wrapping a pen or pencil with tape or twisting rubber bands around the writing implement; inserting the writing device into a practice golf ball, foam curler, foam tubing or a piece of childs modeling clay in order to increase the circumference. an elastic holder can be made by shaping a 1 1/2 inch wide strip of elastic around the thumb, then pinning the elastic; next pin elastic around a pen or pencil, then around the
The Orthocare Wanchik's Writer is a pen or pencil holder and writing orthosis that attaches to the hand and index finger. Available in models for the right or left hand, the brace holds the writing instrument in three- point pinch. SIZES: Junior, Small (women), and Large (men).
The Orthocare Wanchik's Writer ##2 is a pen or pencil holder, or orthotic writing aid, that provides wrist support on the dorsal (top) surface of the forearm, wrist and hand, and full support of the index finger in a flexed writing position. Two Velcro straps secure the orthosis at the forearm and wrist. SIZES: Available in left and right hand models; Small (##4036, ##4037) and Large (##4038, ##4039).
The Pediatric Weighted Holder is a pencil or pen holder designed for use by individuals with upper extremity disabilities. These holders securely hold most round or irregularly shaped items from 1/8-inch to 7/16-inch in diameter. This weighted handle is available in a standard or deluxe model and uses three adjustable set screws to accommodate different sizes. The deluxe model has a plastic vinyl handle and the standard model has a metal handle. The set includes a number 2 pencil, an allen wrenc
The Pen and Pencil Holders are triangular finger grips designed to aid people with arthritis or fine motor disabilities or other disabilities of the finger or hand in gripping pencils or pens. These molded soft palstic grips slide onto standard pens or pencils. COLOR: Assorted.
--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Device to hold pens and pencils in such a way that fingers can be slipped under them to pick them up, for persons with poor pinch, grasp, or hand function. Pictures a holder made of a strip of foam packaging material with grooves cut to hold pens and pencils; this is held in place with double-stick tape or other friction material. SKILLS REQUIRED: Assembly. AUTHOR: Mallik, K; Shaver, E M TITLE: Jobs and Self-Sufficiency REF: Washington DC: George Washi
--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Simple pen or pencil holder for persons unable to grasp pen or pencil. Use 1/2 elastic and cut a length to fit around the thumb and index finger or the thumb and middle finger. Sew the elastic into a loop and three slots for the two fingers and pen. Includes picture and drawing. SKILLS REQUIRED: Sewing. AUTHOR: TITLE: Do it Yourself Again, Self-help Devices for the Stroke Patient. REF: Book: American Heart Association; p 20. 1969.
--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Simple pen or pencil holder for persons unable to grasp pen or pencil. Cut two thin strips of aluminum. Bend one strip to form a clip to hold a pen or pencil and bend the other strip to clip over thumb. Loosely rivet the strips at the center. Includes drawing. SKILLS REQUIRED: Sewing. AUTHOR: TITLE: Do it Yourself Again, Self-help Devices for the Stroke Patient. REF: Book: American Heart Association; p 20. 1969.
The Pencil and Grip Sampler is a set of pencils and pencil holders designed for use by children and adults with fine motor and other upper extremity disabilities. This set includes seven standard pencils and nine basic pencil grips in a variety of shapes to address a variety of grasping difficulties.
The Pencil Grip is a pencil grip designed for use by individuals with arthritis or fine motor disabilities. This ergonomic device is designed with applied technology that works with the body’s natural physiology to place fingers in the proper position for gripping. It allows over a 90 percent surface contact with its soft gripping surface.
The Pencil Grips are pen and pencil holders designed for use by individuals with arthritis, fine motor disabilities, grasping disabilities, and other disabilities of the fingers and hand. These contoured, soft rubber grips aid in holding pens, pencils, slim crayons, standard paint brushes, etc. COLOR: Assorted.
The Pencil Holder, model H73513, is a plastic cuff designed to fit around the hand to hold a pencil or pen, assisting individuals with limited manual dexterity or strength. The device consists of a polycarbonate strip with a split tube pencil grip attached to the molded polystryrene hand clip by a flexible vinyl sleeve. DIMENSIONS: Length adjustable from 6 to 7 inches.
--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Improve ability to hold pencil for persons with no ability to grasp pen or pencil. Sketch of a pencil with elastic pencil holder attached. Holder is a strip of elastic with a small loop sewn at each end to hold pencil. SKILLS REQUIRED: sewing. AUTHOR: Bureau of Handicapped Children, Dir of Pupil Personnel Services TITLE: Teaching Aids for Children with Cerebral Palsy. REF: Book: State Univ of New York, Albany, NY; p 18 1956.
The Pencil Weight is a weighted writing tool designed for use by individuals with fine motor disabilities, arthritis, or minor tremors. Made of a silky, stretchy material with a Velcro fastener, this device can be used on writing or coloring tools, utensils, or toothbrushes. The fastener is filled with a quarter pound of lead-free steel shot that conforms to the tool’s shape. DIMENSIONS: 3.75 x 7/8 inches.
--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Pen or pencil holder for quadriplegic with use of arms but not hands. Penholder made of a piece of aluminum bent like a bracelet or nail brush to fit around the palm with a piece of tubing on one side to hold the writing implement. The aluminum should be wrapped with tape; the pen is held in place with a rubber band. Includes photographs. SKILLS REQUIRED: Metalworking. AUTHOR: Gugerty, J J; Tindall, L W TITLE: Tools, Equipment and Machinery Adapted for
“DO IT YOURSELF” ENTRY --- PURPOSE: To create a pencil holder from PVC for use by individuals with grasping disabilities. First, drill a quarter-inch hole into a PVC tee at the center where all angles meet. Second, assemble the pencil holder by attaching a PVC tee to each end of a PVC nipple. Third, thread the thumb screw into the drilled hole. Fourth, place pencil, marker or paint brush into the tee and tighten with the thumb screw until secure. MATERIALS: Two half-inch PVC pressure tee connect
"DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY --- PURPOSE: To enable individuals with limited hand or finger control to hold a pen, pencil, paint brush, or similar item. To make this device, drill a quarter-inch hole into the center of one of the PVC Tees. Assemble the pencil holder by attaching a PVC Tee to each end of the PVC Nipple. The parts may be threaded and will screw together. Thread the thumbscrew into the drilled hole. Place pencil, marker or paintbrush into the Tee and tighten with the thumbscrew until se
The Right Angle Pocket, models 1532 and 1533, are utensil or pen holders designed for use by individual with arthritis or limited manual dexterity or gripping ability. A leather cuff (not included) attaches to metal bracket for use with universal cuff. Model 1532 is a single pocket holder that positions utensils or pens at right angle to the palm and turns to the best angle for writing. Model 1533 is a double pocket holder that fits standard and round pens, pencils and tootbrushes. The holders c
The Slim Foam Grip is a pencil holder designed for use by children and adults with upper extremity disabilities. This soft grip is slightly enlarged at one end to provide tactile cues for finger positioning.
---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To design a prototype of a gripping device (Slip Grip) to assist individuals with limited hand mobility to manipulate objects that they would otherwise be unable to use. The product is used by slipping the finger holds over the thumb and forefinger and then snapping objects in to place via the clips located in between these finger holds. At a slight angle, the clip directs objects placed in it downward, giving the user a natural range of motion. When wearing a S
The Slip-on Writing Aid is a writing aid that holds a standard pen or pencil in the proper position for writing for people with hand or finger disabilities. The device consists of a loop that slips over the hand and is attached with a wing nut to an extension which parallels the index finger. The extension ends in a loop for holding the pen. The angle of the writing instrument may be adjusted by adjusting the wing nut. Models are available for the right or left hand.
"DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY --- PURPOSE: To enable individuals with grasping or fine motor disabilities to hold pens, pencils, crayons, or paint brushes. To make these grips, take a 35-millimeter film canisters and cut an "x" in the bottom. The size of the "x" should correspond to the diameter of the writing or drawing implement. Slide the writing or drawing tool through the "x" to create a large gripping surface. The user can hold the tool in a tripod grasp, modified tripod grasp or in a palmar gra
The Soft Plastic Grips are pencil holders designed for use by individuals with fine motor and other upper extremity disabilities. Available in two sizes and in a choice of round or triangular shapes, these grips can be used with standard pens or pencils or with the larger primary pencils. SIZES: Large or small. DIMENSIONS: The large models are 3/8-inch in diameter and the small model is .25-inch in diameter.
The Stetro Pen and Pencil Grip is a triangular finger grip designed for use by individuals who have difficulty grasping and holding pencils. The soft grips slide on to any standard pencil and may be used by right- and left-handed writers. COLOR: Assorted.
The Textured Grip Ball, model H70858, is a hand exercise ball with a surface made of small individual bumps and a center hole. There is an internal bell which rings when shaken. The end of the hole may be pushed through with a pencil to create a pencil holder for persons requiring a built-up writing instrument holder. DIMENSIONS: 2 inches in diameter.
The Jumbo Grip is a large pencil grip designed to provide extended comfort and support up to the second knuckle. The grip accommodates both right- and left-handed individuals and encourages a natural pencil grasp. The grip was designed by doctors to relieve hand pain for all ages on pens and pencils.
The Writing CLAW is designed to teach young children how to hold their pencils correctly. Its patent pending design features three sleeves that guide the pointer finger, middle finger, and thumb into the correct tripod grip. As a result, students can focus on good handwriting rather than the mechanics of holding the pencil. The CLAW is used in school settings and pediatric clinics and is often used to help children who have Autism, ADHD, developmental disabilities, learning disabilities, or gene
Tri-Glo Grips are a set of 100 pen or pencil holders designed for individuals with fine motor and grasping disabilities. These grips help position the user's hand for writng. Cutouts in the grips permit finger contact with the writing implement. COLOR: Assorted bright colors.
The TriGo Grips are pencil holders designed for use by individuals with fine motor and other upper extremity disabilities. Molded for use by right- or left-handed users, these grips have a unique design which aids in proper finger positioning while allowing the fingers to touch the pencil or pen.
The TriSoft Contoured Triangle Grips are pencil holders designed for use by individuals with fine motor and other upper extremity disabilities. These bulb-shaped soft plastic grips slip on to any standard size pen or pencil and have three sides for finger placement. This design provides comfortable finger positioning and prevents the writing utensil from rolling. The textured surface provides tactile cues to the fingertips.
This weighted holder sets out to solve several writing problems. For starters, it makes various writing utensils easier to grip. It’s also weighted. The additional weight aids in stabilizing the hand for those with hand trembling. The weight also helps users with weaker hands by reducing the amount of pressure they need to apply when bearing down with the writing utensil. DIMENSIONS: 3.5 inches length; 5/8 inch diameter. WEIGHT: 3.75 ounces. COLOR: Grey. WARRANTY/GUARANTEE: As stated by the manu
--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Increase grasp on writing implement. Five drawings of adaptations for pens and pencils including a foam curler slipped over the writing implement and secured with tape; a pen or pencil pushed through a practice golf ball to create a larger grasping surface; corrugated rubber tubing slipped over implement to increase friction; a rectangular block with angled opening for pen or pencil; and a suggestion for using a regular large diameter pen (1-2 inches).
The Writing Bird is a pen or pencil holder designed for persons with limited hand coordination or dexterity, arthritis, neurological disabilities, and weak thumb to fingertip pinch. This writing aid requires using an arm to shoulder motion rather than wrist movement with the fingers in any position, and is used by sliding the unit over the paper. The device comes with a retractable pen held in place at the top of the unit. The device may benefit individuals who need to learn to write with the no
Writing Grips, model NC21021, are pen and pencil holders and triangular finger grips designed to facilitate writing for people who have difficulty grasping writing utensils. The soft plastic grips slide over the barrel of any standard pen or pencil and the bulb design provides a built-up grasping area and encourages proper finger positioning.
The Writing Utensil Holder is a pen, marker, paintbrush, or pencil, or similar object grip that holds the writing utensil for people with limited dexterity to write or paint. Slips onto utensils, pens, pencils, and other similar objects to provide a firmer, more secure grip. Holder provides greater control and proprioceptive feedback.