Products: Supplementals: Pens and Pencils
Pens and Pencils
The Heavy Weights
These new tools are ergonomically designed and balanced to help those who have hand health issues. The Heavy Weight weighs 4.2 OZ. That does not seem like much until you pick it up. The weight of the tool helps reduce the impact of tremors or helps to build hand strength.
The Heavy Weight Pen uses a standard Schmidt Parker refill widely available in office supply stores. The pen comes with black ink and is retractable as the image suggests. The unit sells for $25.00.
The Heavy Weight Pencil comes with nine 2.0 mm lead refills. Like the pen, it weighs 4.2 oz. The unit sells for $25.00.
The "Finger Fitter"
A new and improved thick triangular pencil with and without eraser!
The three sides created by a triangular shape provide wider surfaces for pointer finger, thumb and middle finger. The finger surfaces are also presented at better angles for hand structure. The result is better feel and therefore more relaxation. If your student is pinching and squeezing with multiple finger involvement, select this thicker pencil. A thicker barrel separates the small muscles and allows better gross involvement. It means that the child is able to use the muscle groups that we want to train for fluent writing later on.
Try-Rex - A triangular version of the standard pencil.
TryRex B46T - Standard size #2 Lead.
The Peterson Position Pen
Good position is important when writing with a ball point. A poor angle causes skipping and leads to those strange balls of inky fuzz that build up around the tip. It makes sense to provide opportunity for students in grades 4, 5 and 6 to practice writing with a pen. Confidence and control of the writing movement improves with practice. The ball rolling on the page presents a new challenge. Writing with a pencil is like running down the hall in a pair of sneakers. A ball point pen handles more like a pair of roller blades. We provide an attractive pen with unique position reminders on the round barrel. Help your students gain the confidence and good position skills they need to improve fluency.
Something Special For The Teacher
Swirl Correction Pens - two points, two colors
The Ezgrip ResQ Pen from Dexterity Technologies
Designed specifically to help those who have gripping problems, the Ezgrip ResQ Pen creates additional tip pressure without the need to apply pressure by pinching and pushing down. If carpal tunnel or arthritis makes writing painful this pen will help.
Gel ink flows smoothly. Standard Parker style refills are available at virtually all office supply stores. Many of the retailers have thier own brand of the same refill so there are lots of choices.