Friday, February 20, 2015
How to Make an Adapted Crayon (or Stylus)!
Some disabilities cause poor coordination and strength in a child's hands, and there may be no way to "fix" it. That's where low tech assistive technology comes in!
Twist and Write pencils are a great alternative to a regular pencil, but what about kids who are too young for pencils or are using touchscreen devices? Abby at OT Cafe created her own y-shaped adaptive crayon, which can also be made for other writing utensils, such as a stylus. Remember, to work, a stylus needs some sort of heat, so you may need to adapt the holder so there is some skin contact.
For complete instructions on how Abby used Crayola Air Dry Clay, visit her blog post here.
Shelly enjoyed February break, and is not ready to go back to wearing real pants next week!