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Weighted Pencil How To


” Some students benefit from using a weighted pencil, all of the writing time or sometimes.  The extra weight gives a little extra proprioceptive input that alerts the student to the fact that s/he is holding something and gives them a bit extra information about where the pencil is, in their hand.” – OT Tools for Public Schools

Weighted Pencil How To

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Author: Jennifer

Jennifer is a mom evolving as she navigates the waters of parenthood as well as having two children with sensory processing disorder and sharing her knowledge. She writes The Jenny Evolution, Generation iKid and The Sensory Spectrum.

8 thoughts on “Weighted Pencil How To

  1. Thanks very much for including my post on your blog! Karen

  2. I make them using a coupling nut (ask at the hardware store and they will show you) and a Grotto Grip on one end. For the greatest amount of proprioceptive input, use a china maker instead of a pencil. Since they are a bit wider in diameter, use a larger size coupling nut.

  3. This is amazing!!! Thank you for sharing this. I am going to go and dig through the tool box now.

    • So glad that you like it. It’s one of those hidden tricks that many teachers aren’t aware of when kids hit the age of writing.

      • I also forgot to add that years ago I worked in a shop that sold expensive pens like Mont Blanc. I loved holding them and writing with them because they were “weighted” for the reasons you describe:)

      • That’s a really interesting observation. I have a Mont Blanc I got a long time ago and always love writing with it. Never thought about if it was the weight but now that you mention it that is one reason I love it.

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