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 around just far enough to provide a solid grasp of the finger or thumb but still allows the person to put it on and remove it unaided. TITLE: The Pen Grip. WEB SITE: Workshop Solutions at http://www.workshopsolutions.com/COMPLETE/pengrip.htm. REF: The originator, Tom Jeary, can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.