Dyspraxia Aids & Equipment


Dyspraxia Aids & Equipment

Adorable 7 year old girl baking cookies falling making mess over white background.There are so many aids and equipment for dyspraxia that parents are often totally confused with what to purchase first. I have listed a selection of aids which are specifically designed to help students (children and adults) with dyspraxia, and which I think would be most useful.

PenAgain ErgoSof Pen
PenAgain_ErgoSof_Pen_in_handThis pen encourages the user to have a good pen or pencil grip. You cannot fail to hold this pen in the correct way, thereby teaching the younger child to hold the pen correctly. It should be said, though that these pens are very comfortable to use and are not just for children.
The suppliers also confirm that the ‘no grip’ design may be of particular benefit to people who find it difficult or uncomfortable to hold a pen. These pens are refillable.
Price Approx: £7.00 (but well worth it and because of the shape a little more difficult to loose, even for the children!)

Available from: The Dyslexia Shop

The Triangular Grip
triangular_GripThe original pencil grip designed to encourage correct tripod position. Very good grips and extremely cheap, considering the children loose them all the time! I think these are probably the best for the very young child.
Price Approx: £3.00 for 10

Available from: Crossbow Education

The “Stubbi” Pencil Grip
Stubbi_Pencil_GripsThe Stubbi Pencil grip was one of the first grips designed with ergonomic properties and remains one of the most popular choices. Extremely good pencil grips, students cannot fail to hold the pen correctly and they are very comfortable to use.
Price Approx: £3.95 for 10.

Available from: Crossbow Education

Dexball Writing Aid
Dexball_Writing_AidWhilst this contraption certainly looks a little ‘odd’, it is actually very handy for the student who has problems with holding a pen correctly.
The Dexball has a pen holder attached to the soft ball and then the user holds the ball between forefinger and thumb. The pen is held in place by a plastic insert, when tightened. Some children will love to use this because it is different and fun to use. However, it is not cheap and if it was for my child, I would probably try one of the cheaper options first’.
Price Approx: £24.00 (expensive, but read the note above)

Available from: EmpTech


Writing Slope

writing_slopeThis Writing Slope enables children to work and write at the optimum angle. Each sturdy slope is set at the recommended angle of 20 degrees and has a rubber grip to prevent slipping. This is an ideal piece of equipment for the student who has difficulty keeping the work in the right position.
Price Approx: £25.00.

Available from: CrossBow Education