The Crossover Grip has indentations for each of the three fingers to rest in and an additional “hood” to prevent the thumb from crossing over the top of the pencil and index finger.
The Crossover Grip helps
- the child who crosses their thumb over the top of the pencil
- the child who needs support to the index finger
This gripper also offers support to the index finger. Prior to the creation of The Pencil Grip and Crossover Grip, therapists gave children a pencil with a small gripper and a wadded paper towel taped above the gripper to give support to the index finger and open up the hand a bit. These grippers provide that support.