Occupational Therapy -> Handwriting -> Pencil Grasp

Pencil Grasp

Grasp is a developmental skill and begins at a young age. Children may begin to grasp writing tools with their whole fist (1-2 yrs) and move through the developmental stages of grasp including: Digital pronate grasp (2-3 yrs), 4 finger grasp (3-4 yrs), static tripod grasp (4-6 yrs) and eventually use a dynamic tripod grasp (6-7+ yrs). As the grasp develops, more fine motor control is available to write precisely.

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  • Baseball Race Motor Control preview

    Baseball Race Motor Control

    Glenna Nave

    Fine Motor Resource. Dynamic Grasp Resource. Occupational Therapy Resource. Race to be the first player to color in all of the baseballs. Addresses fine motor control skills to promote a dynamic gr...

  • Hearts Color By Number preview

    Hearts Color By Number

    Glenna Nave

    Coloring Resources. Visual Discrimination Resources. Tracking Resources. Directions: Follow the color code below to color the hearts in each row from left to right.

  • Scavenger Hunt preview

    Scavenger Hunt

    Krystan Inman

    A scavenger hunt is fun and can be rewarding. It can boost in self-confidence and offer a sense of accomplishment our children often need. It can build self-esteem and encourage children to mingle ...

  • Valentine's Day Handwriting preview

    Valentine's Day Handwriting

    Virginia Ingram, MS CCC-SLP

    Use the worksheets to practice words associated with Valentine's Day.

    Includes activity list
  • Letter Box Matching - Easter preview

    Letter Box Matching - Easter

    Glenna Nave

    Handwriting Resource. Visual Perception Worksheet. Occupational Therapy Resource. OT. Following the Size Matters Handwriting Program, match the words on the right to the correct size letter boxes o...

  • Story Dice For Language Building and Writing Prompts, Wh- Question Dice preview

    Story Dice For Language Building and Writing Prompts, Wh- Question Dice

    Jessica Lenden-Holt

    Story dice are a fun way to elicit speech, language and writing samples and to target goals in therapy or in centers! Dice include engaging images for writing prompts and conversational starters. T...

  • Half Inch Writing Lines preview

    Half Inch Writing Lines

    Glenna Nave

    Writing Resource. Fine Motor Resource. Occupational Therapy Resource. Half inch wide writing lines.

  • Pre-Writing Tracing Coloring Sports preview

    Pre-Writing Tracing Coloring Sports

    Teodora Gajic Bakic, MOT, OTR/L

    Tracing Pre-writing Coloring Resource. Sports Resource. Occupational Therapy Resource. Handwriting Resource.

  • Halloween Handwriting preview

    Halloween Handwriting

    Glenna Nave

    Handwriting Resource. Letter Formation resource. Occupational Therapy Resource. OT. This worksheet features 1" writing lines for handwriting practice.

    Includes activity list
  • Movie Film Review Writing Prompt preview

    Movie Film Review Writing Prompt

    Jessica Lenden-Holt MA CCC-SLP

    PDF format. Includes: Name, Date, Movie Title, Star Ranking, Writing Prompt (Write a one paragraph review for the last movie you saw), Lined spacing for paragraph

  • Left Handers Day preview

    Left Handers Day

    Teodora Gajic Bakic, MOT, OTR/L

    Pencil Tripod Grip. Left-handed pencil grip. Writing and positioning tips for left-handers. Occupational Therapy Resource.

  • Let's Draw A Sun preview

    Let's Draw A Sun

    Kimberly Luster. COTA

    Drawing and coloring activity with simple step by step directions.

  • Moth Day! preview

    Moth Day!

    Bethany Ayer

    A quick two page Resource with a Moth theme. Can be used as a naming game, visual scanning exercise, and coloring activity.

  • Camping: Handwriting preview

    Camping: Handwriting

    Glenna Nave

    Handwriting Worksheet. Occupational Therapy Resource. OT Resource. Have students select 6 of the items pictured that they would take on a camping trip and write them in the blanks.

    Includes activity list
  • Kindergarten Pre-Writing Tracing Worksheets preview

    Kindergarten Pre-Writing Tracing Worksheets

    Teodora Gajic Bakic, MOT, OTR/L

    Pre-writing resource. Tracing maze. Tracing letters. Kindergarten worksheets. Occupational Therapy Resource. OT. Language Resource. SLP. Fine motor.

  • Pre Writing Tracing preview

    Pre Writing Tracing

    Krystan Inman

    Pre-writing skills are the fundamental skills children need to develop before they are able to write. These skills contribute to the child's ability to hold and use a pencil, and eventually the abi...

  • OT Homework Form preview

    OT Homework Form

    Glenna Nave

    A form for writing in homework for students with UHC.

  • Easter Activities preview

    Easter Activities

    Krystan Inman

    Easter worksheets addressing various goals such as visual skills, pre writing, and handwriting.

  • 1 2 3 Watermelon! preview

    1 2 3 Watermelon!

    Bethany Ayer

    An easily scalable Resource including writing, drawing, visual scanning, counting, and more!

    Includes activity list
  • Letter Box Matching - Farm Animals preview

    Letter Box Matching - Farm Animals

    Glenna Nave

    Handwriting Resources. Fine Motor Worksheet. Visual processing Resources. Occupational Therapy Resources. Following the Size Matters Handwriting Program, match the words on the right to the correct...

Goal Bank

  • Chauncey will identify 5/5 upper case letters with minimal prompting as seen in 5 consecutive therapy sessions as a foundational skill for handwriting.
  • Given 3 verbal cue, Corazon will initiate holding writing utensil at distal end 90% of the time as measured by observation and data collection in order to improve pencil control during writing tasks.
  • Given regulation strategies, Dulcie will hold a pencil and scribble independently on 4 out of 4 trials as measured by observation and data collection over 4 therapy sessions as a building block for handwriting.