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A great pencil grip for weak hands

Oliver’s hypotonia and lax joints make holding a pencil a challenge. A real challenge. Despite hours of effort from amazing teachers, at home, and an OT his writing just wasn’t progressing. It worried me, because I hear so much about … Continue reading

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Cool crayons provide help for weak hands

Oliver has very weak muscles – hypotonia is an unwelcome legacy of both congenital cardiac disease and prematurity. He also has very lax joints. When Oliver tries to use a pencil or pen, his hand basically collapses and the only … Continue reading

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