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Solution Name: Handwriting Skills for Seniors​​ 

SKU:​​ HWASOT

Solution Plan: ​​ 

 

  • To help regain control of hands and fingers, place coins on a table away from the senior and have him or her pick them up one at a time.

  • In order to increase fine motor, have the individual squeeze a stress ball in the writing hand.

  • To further aid in increasing finger movement, place a rubber band around the fingers of the weak hand, with the fingers close together, then have them spread out their fingers as far as possible and close them again.

  • Have them practice picking up a pen and holding it in their non-dominant hand in simulation of writing.

  • When individual is ready to begin writing start with​​ having them focus on writing their name or short words accurately first on dotted line paper.

A specially designed pen, one with an attached base that helps to keep the hand steady, offering balance, guidance, and stabilization such as a weighted pen with​​ a grip, is a good tool to help aid in the relearning handwriting stage.​​ 

Some seniors may find a heavier, weighted pen may help the grip and hold more easily. Weights can be added or removed to increase stability of the writing instrument and help control​​ writing. Other pens are designed for holding in a different way to provide increased stabilization for writing. For stroke survivors with reduced grip strength, making the barrel of the pen larger may be helpful.​​ (Source Caregiverproducts.com)

 ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​​​ Simple Exercises for Fine Motor Skills

  • Moving beans from one bucket to another

  • Putting pegs in a pegboard

  • Using rubber bands to​​ exercise your fingers

  • Squeezing a stress ball

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Required Materials:​​ 

 

Home Items:

  • Rubber Bands​​ 

  • Pens

  • Beans

 

 

1.Pen with Grip

Description: Novelty Jumbo Pens​​ 

Link:​​ https://amzn.to/35EZNK3

2.. Peg Board​​ 

Description: Skoolzy Peg Board​​ 

Link:​​ https://amzn.to/3c75x1H

3.Stress Ball​​ 

Description: Stress Balls with Motivational Quoted​​ 

Link:​​ https://amzn.to/3c4G6hi

 

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