“Every time he wants to change colors, I have to waste two minutes adapting the crayon. It’s such a waste of time!”
Occupational therapists and special education teachers are magicians when it comes to adapting stuff for our kids with weak motor skills, developmental delays, or atypical grasp patterns. But sometimes it’s just a pain in the neck!
The main goal is to help children be independent. So if an adult has to step in every few minutes to put the grip on a new crayon or adjust a child’s fingers so they are in a functional position, it goes against what we are working toward (Independence!)
It’s easy to keep a grip on a pencil, but what about crayons? The child wants to change colors every few minutes- that’s half the fun!
I’ve found the solution.