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Writing Aids

Writing aids are products designed to help individuals with limited hand strengths perform writing tasks. Writing aids can transfer the fine motor pinch grip, usually used to write, to gross motor arm movements. A low tech solution is to push a pencil though a Styrofoam ball and use gross motor movements to write. Individuals with cumulative trauma disorders to the upper extremities or individuals with other impairments such as arthritis or quadriplegia benefit from these aids. Writing aids are specially designed pens, pencils, and other products that aid individuals who find it difficult to write neatly.  Items include ergonomic pens and pencils, grips, and wooden or plastic slopes

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