Save Those Broken Crayons!

Save those broken crayons! If you look through the crayon boxes at our clinic, you will find a fine collection of broken crayons. Is it because the children accidentally break them while coloring? Nope! We break them on purpose.

When a child holds a standard length crayon, there is more opportunity for dysfunctional grasp patterns. However, when they hold a short stub of a crayon, they are more likely to maintain a functional tripod or quadrupod grasp pattern.

The same theory goes for pencils as well. We use short golf pencils, Handwriting Without Tears pencils or half-used pencils for most of our children at the clinic in order to help promote efficient grasp patterns.

 

broken crayons

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: