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Some children easily transition to the Tripod Grasp. For others, it is a challenge to keep the fingers in the tripod position. There are a variety of tools available to help keep the fingers in place. They are temporary tools, much like training wheels on a bicycle. See them in our store.
How hard is it to change the grip?
Some children use the tripod grasp naturally. Others may simply need to be shown and encouraged to practice.
Some children might benefit with a triangular shaped pencil as a little reminder to keep the fingers in a tripod position. Also, there are grippers that slip onto a pencil to make it triangular.
Grippers with indentations or cups for the fingers help those who have a hard time keeping the fingers in place.
The Twist n' Write Pencil takes a different approach and helps those who have established a grasp that is harder to change.