Tongs, tweezers, and more!

26 Sep

Tongs, tweezers, grabbers, etc. are all wonderful for grasp development and strengthening. Have the child hold the grabbers with thumb and pointer, and if needed middle finger to improve her tripod grasp on a marker or pencil. Encourage the child to keep ring and pinky finger tucked in his palm. You can facilitate this by having the child hold a small item in her palm with ring and pinky finger. Other methods include: cut a two holes in the toe of a sock, one for the thumb and one for index/middle finger, and let pinky/ring finger stay in the sock and use coban/ace wrap to wrap around pinky/ring finger to hold them down in the palm. The items to pick up using tongs are endless! Examples include: puff balls, candy, beads, blocks, cereal, socks, erasers, dice, etc. the possibilities are endless! See the post using a wet ones bottle for more ideas! What have you picked up with tongs?!

Photos from google, http://www.therapyshoppe.com, and http://www.pfot.com

Be blessed!
-Amy

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