Grippers are training tools that help position the fingers correctly on the pencil. There are a variety of styles of grippers.
The Pencil Grip, Crossover Grip and the Jumbo Grip, were designed by an educational therapist. The grippers have indentations for each of the three fingers to rest in, helping to keep the fingers from slipping out of the correct position while learning the tripod grasp.
The unique thing about these grippers is they offer support to the index finger. Prior to the creation of The Pencil Grip, therapists sometimes 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 the support that the therapists were wanting.
- Can stretch a bit to fit larger items like paint brushes or fork
- Made to fit Left and Right Hand
- Soft, comfortable material
- washable, durable
- Latex Free, FDA Approved
—the child needs help positioning the fingers and is hyper-extending the index finger.
—the child crosses their thumb over the top of the pencil and their index finger.
—the child holds the pencil with a flattened index finger. Older children and adults may prefer this size.