Easy Grasp Pencil
ARK's Tran-Quill Vibrating Pencil
ARK's Tran-Quill™ Vibrating Pencil is a vibrating writing utensil designed for those individuals with fine motor disabilities and sensory processing disorder to work on their handwriting skills. ARK's Tran-Quill™ Pencil has a smooth, gentle vibration that provides sensory input to the hand without affecting the actual writing/drawing. The vibration, texture and weight of the handle can help increase focus and concentration, improve rote muscle memory, normalize writing speed, increase hand stren
ARK's Tran-Quill Writing Kit (Vibratory)
ARK's Tran-Quill® Writing Kit (Vibratory) is an educational kit designed for those individuals ages five and up with sensory integration disorder and fine motor disabilities to teach them how to write. The vibration, textured surface and weight of the handle provide increased sensory input and proprioceptive feedback to the hand during writing tasks. These sensations may increase focus, normalize writing speed, increase hand strength and dexterity and/or decrease the grip force used to hold a pe
Disability Friendly Pen Holder
The Disability Friendly Pen Holder is designed to help user with motor movement/dexterity difficulties to hold or grip a pen. The device is intended to help users eventually gain a better grip of a pen, allowing them to put their energy into writing and less into holding the pen.
DIY Tennis Ball Pencil Grip
The DIY Pencil Grip is a do it yourself writing aid designed for students with upper extremity disabilities to learn how to write ergonomically. It is made out of a tennis ball. Instructions below.
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.
Ferby Beginner's Triangular Pencils
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 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 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
Handwriting Tools Sampler Kit #2
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.
The Horizontal Stylus is a homemade stylus designed for individuals with ataxia or any disability that affects the upper extremities and makes it difficult to write so that the person may be able to adequately hold a pen or pencil.
Jumbo Grip Black Lead Triangular Pencil
The Jumbo Grip Black Lead Triangular Pencil is an easy grasp pencil with a triangular surface to provide tactile cues. The thick lead does not break easily.
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
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
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).
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 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 Intermediate Non-Slip Pencils
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.
Try Rex Pencils
These Try Rex Pencils are rounded, almost triangular pencils are offered in three sizes designed for individuals with upper extremity disabilities to write with.
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 or Pencil with Pencil Grip
Weighted Pen or Pencil with Pencil Grip are balanced writing tools to aid individuals to improve control, reduce fatigue, and increase muscle strength. Rests effortlessly in the hand and decreases the need for downward pressure for writing. Increased weight (approximately 4 ounces) encourages using larger muscles in the arm, reducing strain on smaller, more sensitive hand muscles. Built-in pencil grip provides optimal ergonomic gripping for both right and left handed users. Improves legibility,
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.
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 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.