Writing Tools

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20 / 20 Easy To Read Pen

The 20/20 Easy to Read Pen is a low vision pen designed for use by individuals with low vision. This pen writes bold lines in easy-to-read black ink. It is also thick in diameter so it is easy to grip.

25 Grippers

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.

6760 Utensil Handles

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.

6762 Therapy Handles

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

Ableware Ring Writer Clip

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

Adult Weighted Holder

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

Aid To Independence: Hand Splint For Cerebral Palsied Children.

--- "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

Ark Butter Grip

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

Ark's Tran-Quill Pen

The ARK Tran-Quill Pen combines two of their patented adaptive utensil tools: the Bite-n-Chew Tips and Z-Vibe vibrating utensil handle to help improve writing skills. Vibration aids in focus and concentration. The vibrations of the tool are felt in the hand, but do not affect the actual writing.

Ark's Weighted Pencil

ARK's Weighted Pencil is a writing tool recommended for individuals with sensory integration issues and/or undeveloped fine motor control. The weight and textured surface of the pencil provide increased sensory input and proprioceptive feedback to the hand while writing. These sensations may increase focus, normalize writing speed, increase hand strength and dexterity, and/or decrease the grip force used to hold a pen/pencil.

Arm Glider Upper Extremity Support

--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: An arm glider was to assist individuals with limited upper extremity strength to perform writing and other motor tasks.

Artist's Work Station

--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Adjustable drawing table and felt tipped marker holder which can be controlled by an artist with no hand function using a mouthstick. The work station includes a commercial drawing table with a motor driven device to raise or lower the board, adjusted to allow control of the board angle; it uses magnets to hold paper onto the metal surface of the board; and a " lazy susan" device with holes in it to hold drawing implements, placed on a hospital style b

Assorted Foam Grips

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.

Baseball Foam Grip

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.

Berol Colourmarker

The Berol Colourmarker is a bold line marker designed for use by individuals with low vision. Markers are available with a round tip that produces a 2-millimeter wide line, or with a wedge tip that produces either a 2-millimeter or a 5-millimeter wide line. The tip can be reversed to give the marker a longer life. Markers can be used for lettering, diagrams, broad coloring, and drawing. The ink is washable, and the marker will work for at least 14 days if the cap is removed. COLORS: Black, blue,

Berol Dry Wipe Marker

The Berol Dry Wipe Marker is a low vision pen designed for use by individuals with low vision. This chunky dry wipe marker can be used on most dry wipe boards, and are available in round or chisel tip styles. The line width is 2 millimeters for round tip markers and 2 or 5 millimeters for chisel tip markers. COLORS: Black, blue, green, red, yellow, orange, brown, or purple.

Berol Dry Wipe Pen - Broad Tip

The Berol Dry Wipe Pen - Broad Tip is a bold line pen designed for use by individuals with low vision. This dry wipe pen has a broad tip for bolder writing. It can be used on most non-absorbent dedicated white boards and is particularly useful for smaller boards. DIMENSIONS: Line width is 1.7 millimeters. COLORS: Black ink.

Better Board Slant Boards

The Better Board Slant Board is a bookholder and table top writing desk designed for use by individuals who use wheelchairs or who have upper extremity. It is made of durable corrugated plastic, it has attached plastic clamps that hold paper well and includes non-slip feet to help it stay in place while in use. It has a 20-degree angle and can be used for reading, writing and copying. When not in use, this board folds to a thickness of 0.75 inch for stacking and storing. SIZES: Small and large.

Bulb Shaped Grips

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.

Comfort Pen (Model 16H139)

The Comfort Pen, model 16H139, is a writing aid designed for use by individuals with upper extremity or mobility disabilities or limited hand and arm strength. Its shape and size allow a bent thumb grasp and prevent pressure points developing in the fold of the thumb. It also prevents straining of the forefinger. The pen can be filled with weights such as lead pellets or sand to produce weight variations.

Crossover Grip, The

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.

Doodle Bug

---- 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

Ergo Sof Penagain

The Ergo Sof PenAgain is ergonomically designed to fit to the contour of the hand. This model helps alleviate hand stresses. The natural weight of the writer's hand provides sufficient pressure to apply ink to paper. This eliminates the need to grip the pen, allowing the thumb and forefinger to serve as guides.

Ergosleek Penagain

The Ergosleek PenAgain is an easy grasp pen designed for use by individuals with upper extremity or fine motor disabilities or arthritis. The wishbone shape supports the index finger while the pen is supported by the thumb, eliminating the need to grasp or squeeze the pen. The natural weight of the hand is sufficient to apply ink to the page. The tip is retractable and the pen is refillable. This pen has a polished aluminum and metal underbody and rubber comfort grasps. DIMENSIONS: 4 inches long

Ergosof Penagain

The ErgoSof PenAgain is an easy grasp pen designed for use by individuals with upper extremity or fine motor disabilities or arthritis. The wishbone shape supports the index finger while the pen is supported by the thumb, eliminating the need to grasp or squeeze the pen. The natural weight of the hand is sufficient to apply ink to the page. The pen has a soft rubber coating, a retractable cap, and a pocket clip. The pen is refillable and two extra refills are included. DIMENSIONS: 4 inches long.

Evo.pen

The Evo.Pen is an easy grasp pen designed for use by individuals with arthritis of the hand. This unit consists of a large bulb-style grasp with a replacable pen tip. The grasp fits in the palm of the hand and is contoured to the shape of the fingers, providing support for the joints during writing. OPTIONS: A set of three pen refills is available.

Expresso Medium Point Writing Pen

The Expresso Medium Point Writing Pen is a low vision marking pen designed for use by persons with low vision. It produces a 0.5 millimeter-wide black line that dries quickly, and is good for writing notes and letters that can be read more easily by persons with low vision.

Ezgrip Ez1 Ballpoint Pen

The EzGrip Ez1 Ballpoint Pen is an easy grasp pen designed for use by individuals with arthritis or other grasping or upper extremity disabilities. This ergonomically designed writing instrument has a design that cradles and conforms to your extended finger and tip, requiring only one finger, knuckle, or thumb to exert sufficient downward pressure to write, eliminating the need to squeeze the pen. COLOR: Red, blue or black transluscent barrel with black grasp; black ink only.

Ezgrip Pen/tool Grip

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

Ezgrip Resq Gel Pen

The EzGrip ResQ Gel Pen is an easy grasp pen designed for use by individuals with arthritis or other grasping or upper extremity disabilities. This ergonomically designed writing instrument has a sculptured design which requires only one finger, knuckle, or thumb to exert sufficient downward pressure to write, eliminating the need to squeeze the pen. COLOR: Metallic barrel with blue grasp; black ink only.

Faber-Castell Grip Pencil

The Faber-Castell Grip Pencil is an easy-grasp pencil designed for use by individuals with arthritis or fine motor disabilities. These wooden pencils combine an ergonomic triangular shape with a soft-grasp zone. The lead is break-resistant, dermatologically tested, and designed to be easy to sharpen. These pencils are available in five grades of hardness (2B, B, HB, H, and 2H); 2B is the softest, while 2H is the hardest.

Faber-Castell Jumbo Grip Ecopencil

The Faber-Castell Jumbo GRIP EcoPencil is an easy grasp pencil designed for use by individuals with arthritis or grasping or fine motor disabilities. These wooden pencils are sold in sets of two and combine an ergonomic triangular shape with a soft-grasp zone of raised dots to encourage the proper grip. The graphite lead is break-resistant, and the pencils are pre-sharpened.

Fabian Writing / Reading Aid (Model H73500)

The Fabian Writing/Reading Aid, model H73500, is an overhead bookholder and writing board designed to allow individuals confined to a bed in a supine position to read and write. The unit consists of a vertical support bar which attaches to the headboard of the bed with padded clamps (included), or to the wall with screws. The overhead fixture swings horizontally to any desired position, and supports the easel which adjusts to a wide range of angles. The metal parts are chrome-plated steel, and t

Fidget Pencils

Fidget Pencils are available in packs of four, and each of the four pencils has a different "fidget" near the eraserhead of the pencil that can be transferred to other pencils. Stay alert by fidgeting with the wing nut, the nut and bolt and two other fidgets. OPTIONS: Pack options: 4 or 24 pack. SIZES: Once size. DIMENSIONS: 9 inches length x 3 inches width x 0.6 inches depth. WEIGHT: 1.6 ounces. COLOR: Variety. WARRANTY/GUARANTEE: As stated by the manufacturer.

Finger Print Pen

The Finger Print Pen is an easy grasp pen designed for use by individuals with arthritis of the hand, limited distal mobility, or limited grasping ability. This small pen is attached to a ring into which slides the tip of one finger and requires only one other finger to steady it. SIZES: Small, medium, and large.

Fluffy Palm Weight

Fluffy palm weights for children and adults who experience excessive finger fidgeting. Fluffy palm weights securely fasten with Velcro and fits right into the palm of a child's hand providing stable proprioceptive input. Kids can then relax their fidgety fingers with this not-so-visible fidget as the calming pressure eliminates the need to fidget. Teens and adults can also use the palm weight with a pen or pencil and have proper input to write correctly.

Foam Grip

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.

Foam Grips

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.

Freedom Writer

The Freedom Writer a pen holder designed to assist people with limited grasping ability or manual dexterity. The device consists of a wide, lightweight, clear plastic base with a hole at the front through which the pen is inserted. The base supports the hand and a gentle downward pressure brings the pen (included) into contact with the paper. A slight withdrawl of the hand lifts the pen to move on to the next word. The device accepts any standard pen or pencil.

Grip Stix

Grip Stix are easy grasp pencils designed for use by individuals with upper extremity and fine motor disabilities. These standard-sixed number 2 pencils are carved with indentations to provide cues for correct index finger placement.

Grip-Tec Utensils

Grip-Tec Utensils are easy grasp pens and pencils designed for use by individuals with upper extremity disabilities. The ballpoint pen and mechanical pencil (sold separately) are each available in right- or left-handed models and have molded shafts in the shape of a grasp. The pencil has thick primary lead and is slightly weighted. OPTIONS: A set of six replacement leads and a sharpener are available.

Handhugger Blacklead Pencil

The Handhugger Blacklead Pencil is an easy grasp pencil designed for use by children or adults with disabilities of the hand. These triangular HB pencils have a strong lead to withstand tough use by younger writers. The pencil has a slip resistant texture to ensure a better grasp, and it is made from wood flour to prevent splinters. Pencils are available in packages of 12 or 72.

Handhugger Colouring Pencils

Handhugger Colouring Pencils are easy grasp colored pencils designed for use by children or adults with grasping disabilities. These triangular coloring pencils have strong leads with consistent laydown of color. The triangular shape helps the user to hold the pencil. Pencils have a slip-resistant texture and are made from wood flour to prevent splinters. COLORS: Yellow, purple, peach, brown, orange, black, red, pink, green, light green, mid blue, and dark blue.

Handhugger Colouring Pens

Handhugger Colouring Pens are easy grasp pens designed for use by children or adults with grasping disabilities. This triangular coloring pen has a tough, broad fiber tip. The triangular shape helps the user to hold the pen. The line width is 1.7 millimeters. COLORS: Red, pink, yellow, brown, purple, black, dark greeen, light green, light blue, dark blue, orange, and gray.

Handhugger Writing Pen

The Handhugger Writing Pen is an easy grasp pen with a triangular handle designed for use by children or adults with fine motor disabilities or physical grasp difficulties. These triangular writing pens have a chunky, hard-wearing nib that gives slight resistance to the paper for greater control. The triangular shape is comfortable to hold for all age groups including those with physical grasp difficulties as well as very young children. The pen has washable ink and a line width of 0.7 millimete

Heavyweight Pencil

The Heavyweight Pencil is a weighted pencil with grasp designed for use by individuals with arthritis, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, or fine motor, neurological, or upper extremity disabilities. This ergonomic writing instrument is designed to build hand strength balance to reduce fatigue. Features include an eraser, 2.0 millimeter lead and nine refills. WEIGHT: 4.2 ounces (122 grams). COLOR: Black and silver.

Hoyle Grip Rite Grippers, Hoyle Super Grip, & Round Grippers

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

Jumbo Grip, The

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.

Klick Pencil Holder (Model 6058)

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.

Large Animal Markers

The Large Animal Markers are easy grasp marker pens designed for use by children with fine motor disabilities. These markers are washable and easy to hold and the animal heads serve as the caps. The round bodies and tapered shape are useful for opening the web space of the hand and using the palmar arches. These markers are available in a farm animal set, a dinosaur set, and a jungle set. Each set includes six markers.

Lite-Touch Pen (Model Nc21020)

The Lite-Touch Pen, model NC21020, is an easy grasp pen designed to allow people who have difficulty grasping writing instruments or exerting pressure to write easily and comfortable. This black ink pen features a built-up barrel with indentations to facilitate holding. The hollow barrel can be filled to provide added weight. The pen is made of lightweight plastic with a clip top. A cap is included.

Livescribe 3 Smartpen

The Livescribe 3 Smartpen is designed to work and write like a premium ballpoint pen, capturing written content and then displaying it on iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch devices when used in conjunction with the Livescribe+ app. This product is useful to those with cognitive disabilities, or those who need additional reinforcement of information.

Livescribe Echo Smartpen

The Echo smartpen from Livescribe records everything a user hears, says and writes, while linking audio recordings to notes. All recordings can be found within the simplistic interface. The device features a replaceable ink tip and a rechargeable lithium battery.

Magnetic Writing Board

--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Device to stabilize writing material for a person with use of one hand only. Briefly describes steel and wood writing surface with magnetized strips to hold papers in place and a raised lip to hold pencils. Originally designed for use by hemiplegic workshop employee. COMMENTS: For more information contact: United Cerebral Palsy of New York City, 122 East 23rd Street, New York, NY 10020. SKILLS REQUIRED: Woodworking. AUTHOR: Greco, M TITLE: Problem Solv

Make It Yourself Holder

"DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY 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

Modu-Tray

The Modu-Tray is a lapboard with bookholder designed to act as a tray or writing board for wheelchair users. Interchangeable inserts allow the user to have an adjustable easle for computer keyboard, reading, games, or a communication board, or a microwavable, dishwasher-safe fixed bowl that will not tip. The tray is made of a see-through Lexan plastic and features a cutout. It may be modified to fit standing tables, bolster chairs, and hospital bed tables. When fitted to a wheelchair, the tray i

My First Tri-Write Pencils

My First Tri-Write Pencils are easy grasp pencils designed for use by individuals with fine motor or grasping disabilities. Designed to assure proper finger positioning for the beginning writer, it is comparable in size to a beginner pencil, but triangular in shape. The naturally ergonomic, triangular shape helps teach correct pencil grip. Available with or without an extra large, latex-free eraser, it has a finish that contains Microban anti-microbial protection that inhibits the growth of odor

Nitewriter

The Nitewriter is a pen with light designed for use by individuals with low vision. This pen, which can also be used as an emergency flashlight, shines a light on the page in front of the tip. A refill ink cartridge is included. POWER: Uses two triple A batteries (included). COLOR: White or black body.

Non-Slip Writing Board

"DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY --- PURPOSE: To enable individuals with upper extremity disabilities to position papers and write independently. To make this board, cut a 9 x 12 inch rectangle from the fiberboard or plastic, wood, plexiglass, or any non-bendable flat smooth surface material. Glue the rubberized shelf paper or rubber feet to one side of board, creating a non slip surface for the underside of the board. Attach a sturdy bag clip by gluing to the top side of board. VARIATIONS: Use a fiberb

Orthocare Wanchik's Writer

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).

Orthocare Wanchik's Writer ##2

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).

Pediatric Weighted Holder

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

Pen And Pencil Holder

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.

Pen And Pencil Holder.

--- "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

Pen Grip

DO IT YOURSELF ENTRY --- PURPOSE: To enable an individual with ALS to hold a pen. The Pen grip provided extra strength between thumb and forefinger to enable the user to hold the pen in place and write. The grip is made from a quarter-inch strip of splint plastic that becomes pliable when heated in near boiling water (available at medical supply stores). Each grip needs to be custom shaped (with trial and error) according to the user's gripping style and strength. Each arm of the grip comes arou

Pen Or Pencil Holder.

--- "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.

Pen Or Pencil Holder.

--- "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.

Penagain Original

The PenAgain Original is an easy grasp pen designed for use by individuals with upper extremity or fine motor disabilities or arthritis. The wishbone shape supports the index finger while the pen is supported by the thumb, eliminating the need to grasp or squeeze the pen. The natural weight of the hand is sufficient to apply ink to the page. The tip is retractable and the pen is refillable. DIMENSIONS: 4 inches long. COLOR: Assorted pen colors (blue, red, green) with black ink.

Penagain Twist 'n Write Pencil

The PenAgain Twist 'n Write Pencil is an easy grasp pencil designed for use by children with upper extremity or fine motor disabilities or arthritis. Sized specifically for children, the wishbone shape supports the index finger while the pencil is supported by the thumb, eliminating the need to grasp or squeeze the pencil. The shape reinforces the tripod grasp. A thick, #2 two-millimeter (mm) pencil lead provides for long lasting write-out and never needs sharpening. Twisting the tip exposes mor

Pencil And Grip Sampler

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.

Pencil Grip, The

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.

Pencil Grips

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.

Pencil Holder (Model H73513)

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.

Pencil Holder.

--- "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.

Pencil Weight

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.

Penholder.

--- "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

Penlight

The PenLight is a pen with light designed for use by individuals with low vision. Clicking once and it is a pen and with a light; click again and it functions a pen only. The pen comes with two LED bulbs and uses standard ballpoint refills. POWER: Uses A76 button batteries (three included). COLOR: Red or silver.

Pilot Dr. Grip Pen

The Pilot Dr. Grip Pen is an easy grasp pen designed for use by individuals with grasping disabilities, carpal tunnel syndrome, or arthritis. This retractable medium-point pen has a soft, wide cushioned grip. The pen uses standard refills. COLOR: A variety of barrel colors are available with black or blue ink.

Pilot Dr. Grip Pencil

The Pilot Dr. Grip Pencil is an easy grasp pencil designed for use by individuals with grasping disabilities, carpal tunnel syndrome, or arthritis. This mechanical pencil has a soft, wide cushioned grip and an eraser. Lead and eraser refills are available. DIMENSIONS: Fits leads with a diameter of 0.5 or 0.7 millimeter (mm). COLOR: Barrel is black (0.5 mm) or blue (0.7 mm).

Pvc Pencil Holder

"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

Pvc Pencil Holder

“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

Right Angle Pockets (Models 1532 & 1533)

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

Ring-Pen

The RinG-Pen is an easy grasp pen designed for use by people with arthritis, hand tremors, or other hand disabilities. The pen creates stability and reduces pain and stress by enabling the user to slip one finger through a ring on the barrel and supporting the barrel on each side with the remaining fingers. Serrations on the barrel also assist in optimizing positioning for the writer's needs. Made of durable, lightweight plastic, the pen features a non-corrosive metal tip and a removable cap wit

Slant Board (Child Model 8A & Adult Model 8B)

The Slant Board, model 8A and model 8B, are adjustable book holders and writing boards designed for use by individuals with upper extremity disabilities. These adjustable boards are made of oak wood with non-glare surfaces. They feature easy- to- clean plastic covers to hold down paper and other material, and rims with pencil edges. OPTIONS: Attachment arms, mirror, vertical and horizontal positioning cones, hand/wrist strap, and knob and washer set (sold separately).DIMENSIONS (DxW): Model 8A

Slant Board (Model 3200)

The Slant Board, model 3200, is a writing board designed for use by children with upper extremity disabilities. This raised, wedge-shaped surface assists with handwriting training by encouraging proper wrist positioning and better functional postural position. The unit is equipped with a large clip to secure paper (paper not included) and a chain with a clip to hold the pencil (pencil not included). An Individualized Educational Plan (IEP) with a suggested activities list is included.

Slim Foam Grip

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.

Slip Grips

---- 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

Slip-On Writing Aid

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.

Smarted Pad

SmartEdPad is a dedicated intervention tool designed for use by school based therapists and special educators working with students in K-12 grades. It is designed to provide intervention and assist in managing therapy and teaching workloads in more efficient and effective ways. SmartEdPad can be used at school, in clinics, or at home. The activities align with common core standard. The SmartEdPad has over 15 categories such as language articulation, phonics, writing, motor skills, AAC, entert

Soft / Writing Drawing Grips

"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

Soft Plastic Grips

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.

Squiggle Wiggle Writer

The Squiggle Wiggle Writer is a weighted pen designed for use by children with upper extremity fine motor disabilities. This triangular, weighted pen is useful for developing pen and pencil grasp and the pen's vibration enhances kinesthetic awareness of the hand. Changing the angle and pressure varies the size and shape of the wiggles and squiggles the pen creates. The set includes the pen and four color cartridges. POWER: Uses one double-A battery (not included). OPTIONS: Neon color cartridge r

Stetro Super Soft Pencil Grip

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.

Textured Grip Ball (Model H70858)

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

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 Ring Pen

The Ring Pen is a writing aid with an ergonomically designed barrel. The center opening allows one finger to fit through the ring, and provides a natural resting place for the writing finger. Because the center of gravity for the pen coincides with the point of support, this pen writes in a stable manner with minimal effort applied.

The Writing Claw Pencil Grip

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

Ticonderoga My Hold Right Pencil

The Ticonderoga My Hold Right Pencil is an easy grasp pencil designed for use by children with fine motor or grasping disabilities. Designed for right or left-handed users, this large, triangular pencil is ergonomically designed with tri-color markings for proper finger positioning. It has number two graphite lead. These pencils come in a pack that includes three pencils, a mini-poster, finger stickers, and a pencil sharpener.

Ticonderoga Tri-Write Standard Size Pencil

The Ticonderoga Tri-Write Standard Size Pencil is an easy grasp pencil designed for use by individuals with fine motor and grasping disabilities. This ergonomic, triangle-shaped number 2 pencil has a graphite core formula so it writes smoothly. The triangular grip helps with proper finger placement. Other features include an eraser and a finish that contains Microban anti-microbial protection to inhibit the growth of odor- and stain- causing bacteria on the pencil.

Tombow Zoom Pen

The Zoom Pen is an easy grasp pen designed for use by individuals with carpal tunnel syndrome, arthritis, or other hand disabilities. This pen has an extra-large barrel with a faceted graspping area. COLOR: Black or silver.

Tri-Glo Grips

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.

Trigo Grips

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.

Trisoft Contoured Triangle Grips

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.

Try-Rex Pencils

Try-Rex Pencils are easy grasp pencils designed for use by children and adults with upper extremity disabilities. These rounded, slightly triangular pencils assist in proper finger positioning. These pencils are available in jumbo which are large pencils with primary leads and erasers, intermediate which are standard-sized pencils with primary leads and no erasers, and regular which are standard pencils with standard leads and erasers.

Weighted Pen (Models 79200 & 79201)

The Weighted Pen is designed for use by individuals with arthritis, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson disase, and other fine motor, neurological, or upper extremity disabilities. This pen has a large barrel with five weights in it. By adding or removing weights, the weight of the pen can be adjusted from 2.1 to 3.7 ounces to meet individual needs in order to write without pressure. The pen uses standard ballpoint refills. COLOR: Model 79200 has a blue barrel and blue ink. Model 79201 has a black bar

Weighted Writing Utensil Holder

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

Wico Writing Pen

The WICO Writing Pen is an easy grasp pen designed for use by individuals with grasping, upper extremity or fine motor disabilities or arthritis. The ink cartridge with ballpoint is mounted on a ring that fits on any finger, eliminating the need to grasp or squeeze the pen. The natural weight of the hand is sufficient to apply ink to the page. Ink refills are available. COLOR: Clear, yellow, green, pink, pewter, or blue.

Writing Aids.

--- "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).

Writing Bird

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 C.l.a.w.

The writing C.L.A.W. is a writing tool designed to teach individuals how to write properly, encourages proper muscle placement and aids those with dexterity issues. Provides comfort and fits left or right hand. To use, simply slide a writing instrument into center circle. Place thumb into largest opening, followed by forefinger and middle finger. The writing instrument rests in the proper tripod position. Fits pens, pencils, crayons and markers. Recommended by occupational therapists and teacher

Writing Grip

DO IT YOURSELF ENTRY --- PURPOSE: To make a pencil easier to grasp for a person with grasping disabilities. With scissors, cut strips from a section of rubber pipe insulation. Glue the strips to a pencil. MATERIALS: pencil; rubber pipe insulation; glue. TOOLS: Scissors. SKILLS REQUIRED: Cutting. TITLE: Doing It Yourself. AUTHOR: Wechsler, K. JOURNAL: Quest. WEB SITE: http://www.mdausa.org/publications/Quest/q111diy.cfm. REF: Vol. 11, No. 1, January/February 2004.

Writing Grips (Nc21021)

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.

Writing Rascal

Writing rascal is a new character-face writing tool that facilitates a proper grasp with molded finger indentations that naturally promote a functional tripod grasp, with three different grasping positions. Made of soft, rubbery material. Intended for use by children ages 5 and up who are learning hand-writing. Comes in right and left hand options.

Yikes!

Yikes! are easy grasp pencils designed for use by individuals with upper extremity fine motor disabilities. These colorful number 2 pencils are triangular in shape to encourage proper hand positioning.

Yoropen

Yoropen is an ergonomic pen, pencil or crayon designed for use by individuals with arthritis, multiple sclerosis, repetitive stain injury, or grasping disabilities. This writing instrument has an adjustable grasp to reduce writing strain and cramp. COLORS: Blue or pink pen with blue ink, black pen with black ink, blue pencil, or multi-colored crayon.

Zaner Bloser Utensils

Zaner Bloser Utensils are easy grasp pens and pencils designed for use by individuals with upper extremity disabilities. This pen and pencil (sold separately) have built-up barrel shafts with ridges surfaces for an easier, less fatiguing grasp. The pencil is slightly weighted. OPTIONS: A set of 36 pencil refils and a pen refill are available. COLOR: The ink is blue.

Zebra New Hard BN-5200

The Zebra New Hard BN-5200 is an assistive device designed for the elderly or people who have limited dexterity to help them hold a ballpoint pen. This device can be used by anyone who has difficulty holding a pen. This device is made through 3D printing.

 
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