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DISCONTINUED. (Verified 8/2012) RETAINED IN DATABASE FOR REFERENCE. The Action Arm is an arm support for feeding designed for use by individuals with neurological or upper extremity disabilities or spinal cord injury.
The ARK Tran-Quill Pen combines two of their patented adaptive utensil tools: the Bite-n-Chew Tips and Z-Vibe vibrating utensil handle to help improve writing skills. Vibration aids in focus and concentration.
--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Allows those who have limited upper extremity issues perform fine motor tasks such as writing. A halved PVC pipe, foam, bolts and nuts as well as adhesive fashion the arm glider.
The Arthwriter Hand Aid, model F73514, is a grasping aid designed to provide grip assistance to individuals with hand or finger disabilities, particularly arthritis, missing fingers, or persons wearing hand casts.
DISCONTINUED. (Verified 07/2012) RETAINED IN DATABASE FOR REFERENCE. The Easy Writer is a writing aid that holds standard pens or pencils in the proper position for writing for people with disabilities affecting the hand.
Fluffy palm weights for children and adults who experience excessive finger fidgeting. Fluffy palm weights securely fasten with Velcro and fits right into the palm of a child's hand providing stable proprioceptive input.
The Handi-Writer is a writing aid designed for use with children limited hand strength or inappropriate grasping patterns. This device loops over the wrist and over the writing implement to encourage the hand to form the tripod grip.
iReadWrite is a support app that helps struggling readers and writers of all ages read and write, especially those with dyslexia, dysgraphia, or other learning difficulties. This app, which runs on an iPad, does not require Wi-Fi or 3G access.
"DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY --- PURPOSE: To enable an individual with grasping or fine motor disabilities to print his/her name or participate in a sponge painting activity. Attach foam or rubber letters to a Duramitt glove.
The Slip On Writing Aid, model 409201 and model 409202 is a pen or pencil holder designed for persons with limited hand coordination or dexterity, arthritis, neurological disabilities, and weak thumb to fingertip pinch.