If young people have difficulty throwing or sending a ball by hand try using a chute, plastic tube or a piece of folded board. This can be balanced against the knees.
Some young people have difficulty holding onto a regular bat or racket. Think about the grip being used, the size of the handle, the material the bat or racket is made of (is there a lighter version). You can even use a Velcro mitt or makeshift glove to help retain a firm grip.
Athletic tape and an Ace bandage wrap are two simple solutions to maintain a proper grip. Orthopedic racquet holders and “grasping gloves” are available if more support is required.
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Develop modeling clay as a gripper for pens, pencils, crayons, and paintbrushes. Since many of these students can’t hold a tight grip, wrapping clay around a pencil provides a great option.
Provide the option of table easels. For students with palsies and/or physically degenerative disorders table easels are easier to reach.
Encounters difficulty using two hands to act on materials—stabilize materials using tape, velcro, non-skid backing.
Children who have unstable movements or tend to make faint marks can have fishing weights or drapery weights placed on the end of the tools.
Paintbrushes, chalk, and crayons with rounded ends are available for children who are most comfortable with a fist grip.
When it is difficult for students to use squeeze tubes, like glue, they can use sticky boards that already have stick so it eliminates the need for glue bottles.