MeganW Posted January 7, 2011 Share Posted January 7, 2011 Both of my 5 1/2 year old girls were in OT for ages, and graduated last fall with normal pencil grasps. Camille struggled for ages, and with the Stetro grips (which we have been using for about a year), she finally had a normal grasp that she used even when she grabbed a crayon or pencil that didn't have the grip on it. Suddenly, her thumb is creeping over the top of her pointer. That was NOT the original issue, so I'm not sure why this is now emerging. Help for a creeping thumb? Meredith had a normal grasp, but her hand tired easily. About a month ago, I looked over and her crayon was straight up and down rather than laying back in the "web" between her thumb and pointer. I corrected it, but somehow that is the new default and she can't seem to make it lay down. When I tell her to fix it, she attempts to but can't even remember how it is supposed to be. (This is my compliant child - she's truly confused.) Thoughts about how to get that pencil to lay back down? My youngest (and most challenging) child is 4. She was a full-term typical single child, so has not had all the therapy the others have. She has a normal grasp, that she figured out on her own. My issue with her is that she asked to start handwriting a year ago (at age 3) and I put her off b/c I thought she was too young. Now, she has figured out how to write most of her letters herself, and so doesn't want any instruction, but she has figured them all out wrong. Like the R - she makes a circle, then adds two legs. It looks like a bird! All her letters are approximations, and I know what they are supposed to be, but nobody else does. Now what? Do I leave it alone for now, and force her to do a handwriting program with me when she is a little older? Or is that giving her too much time to develop more bad habits? Thanks! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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