Write Size Ltd, home to the World’s first ever range of age appropriate pencils specially designed to fit children’s hands were recently put to test by Seirrah Occupational Therapy. The range, which has been developed for varying sizes of children’s hands are suitable for ages 2-10+. The pencils have been developed to reduce the strain on small hands ensuring they are the perfect fit for each individual child and they are designed to allow control and efficient grip to produce quality handwriting.
Specialist Paediatric Occupational Therapy Consultant, Joanne Harries who tested the product with a group of children said “As an Occupational Therapist, I often recommend that children with fine motor difficulties use smaller pencils when writing, this is to provide a better fit for their hand and to promote a more accurate control of the pencil when writing.
When testing Write Size pencils with some of the young children within ‘Seirrah Occupational Therapy handwriting sessions’ it was noticeably observed how much their confidence increased and the handwriting they produced was much neater and legible.
The smaller pencils promote a good pencil grasp and encourage only the fingers needed to hold the pencil to do the work, thus leaving no room for additional fingers to “sit” in the way. When holding the pencils, they sit nicely within the web space of the hand ensuring the wrist is better positioned into extension. The development of wrist extension as observed within the sessions has further supported skilled finger movements.
After trialling this product with clients with Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD) and Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) I highly recommend Write Size for use with children who have fine motor difficulties and inappropriate pencil grasps for handwriting activities.
MD, Ross Williams who developed the concept after watching his own children struggle with pencils that were too cumbersome and not in scale with their tiny hands said “We are delighted that Joanne and her team found the pencils beneficial to all those who tested them. The Write Size team take great pride to ensure all its products are developed to the best possible standard to improve the learning experience for all children by giving them the best tools for the job.”
For more information about Write Size visit www.writesize.co.uk
For further information regarding Seirrah please visit www.seirrah-ot.co.uk
For images or more information, contact Head of Marketing, Michelle Goodisson on 07973 626875
Notes to editors
- Product is available in three sizes:
- 2- 6 years Learn control and grip
- 6-10 years Improve confidence and ability
- 10+ years Deliver results and great handwriting
- High quality soft graphite promotes a decreased pressure when writing reducing breakages.
- Ergonomic design promotes better pencil control.
RRPs range £3.99 – £9.99