Heavy or Light Pressure During Writting
Remind the student to use a BENT THUMB as opposed to a straight thumb while writing. The thumb should be bent at the middle joint opposing the pencil with the index finger. The middle finger should rest behind and bent to share tip opposition with the thumb. Have the child open and close their fist several times. Cue the child to relax the shoulders and shake out their hands to decrease tension in the hands.For little pressure on the pencil during writing (weak hand grip) provide a wider writing implement (large pencil, crayon, etc.) or try a felt tip pen.
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