Many individuals with arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, and more, often experience handwriting difficulties. Traditional pens and pencils lack the ergonomic design which helps reduce fatigue and pain. There are two products designed to benefit individuals with handwriting challenges: Ring Pen and Ring Pen Grip. Ring Pen The Original Ring Pen is noted to be “the next […]
Hand-eye coordination plays an essential role in any child’s development. We all rely on this skill to complete “simple tasks” (e.g. feeding ourselves) and more advanced tasks (e.g. athletic feats). Though the skill often develops naturally in children, many individuals require extra exercises to conquer the skill. There are many activities to help encourage hand-eye coordination. […]
Looking for a comprehensive tool to help teach pre-writing skills to children? Check out the Ready to Print app, an app developed by an occupational therapist with more than 25 years of experience. The app features a large variety of activities and levels to help engage and build a strong foundation for beginning printers. Ready to Print […]
Something many individuals often take for granted are daily tasks such as eating and handwriting. However, when an individual is affected by Parkinson’s, these tasks are anything but simple. Last year I wrote about a utensil called Liftware, a spoon that helps cancel tremors making it easier to eat. And now there is a new device being tested to […]
Motor skills play an essential part in child development. These skills consist of gross and fine motor skills, both of which begin developing early in life. Gross motor skills involve using several body muscles to do things like sitting, crawling, walking, running, and jumping. Fine motor skills require smaller muscle movements of the hands to do “finer” activities like […]
Wade Wingler, director of assistive technology at Easter Seals Crossroads in Indiana, shows us the MyScript Calculator, a free handy way to do calculations on the go.