A clever way to encourage a dynamic pencil grasp...without a lot if hand re-positioning and instruction. Just pinch and flip.
I have seen this idea in several places and I can't remember the original source, however it may have been here at Mama OT.
So what do you do?
The dynamic pencil grasp is desirable because the hand is positioned with an open web space (the nice circle made by the thumb and index finger) and it allows these fingers to move the pencil as required when writing. It is the preferred grasp for writing speed, control and letter formation.
Have you tried the "pinch and flip"?
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