Ds will be 5yrs old in 3 months and still struggles to hold a pencil and write simple letters / shapes.
Can you please show me pictures of how your 4/5 year old holds one.
We have tried pencil grips and thicker pencils.
He holds it up high in a fist grip (sometimes on a funny angle) and really struggles.
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27-05-2014 08:43 #1
27-05-2014 08:53 #2
How are his fine motor skills generally?
DS attends a montisori preschool where they focus on fine motor skills (lots of beading, picking things up with tweezers etc) and I'm amazed how good his pencil grip is already.
Can you play games around that type of thing? DS loves using implements to pick and sort things.
27-05-2014 09:27 #3
My boy was doing the same for ages. He's improved a lot since starting prep this year with it though. I wouldn't worry too much about it
27-05-2014 09:58 #4
27-05-2014 10:03 #5
From what you've described sounds like it would be worth while seeing an OT if he's gonna be starting school next year.
Might sound extreme but its better to sort it now before true habits form which has been my experience, correcting bad habits for ds#1 was insanely harder than teaching ds#2 how to do it right from the start with our OT's
27-05-2014 10:18 #6
It says here that fully correct pencil grip may not properly develop until the age of 6-7. I know for my DD who is nearly 7 her pencil grip has been slowly changing and is now just about spot on.
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27-05-2014 11:35 #7
27-05-2014 12:25 #8
Suited to him if he needs it, theres not just one pencil grip aid for everyone. Its so complex so it will be so good if you manage to get in. Even if just to be told 'he'll develop with practice'
But i do know that fist grip is typically used in babies and toddlers so they may need to give you some specialised tips to help him advance quite quickly
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17-08-2014 10:38 #9Junior Member
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I've only just joined this forum so having a little look around the topics. I've got a five year old who really struggled with holding his pencil. I was told he had core strength issues which can apparently effect pencil grip. We got him a Correctagrip and it did take a few months of him using it both at home and at school but he's writing without it and holding his pencil really well. We still have problems with core strength but I think the Correctagrip trained him to hold the pencil in the correct position. Hope this helps
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