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Writing Aid

Action Arm
Description: 

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.

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Ark Butter Grip
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Designed to promote proper finger positioning during writing tasks, the round shape of the Butter Grip serves as a tactile cue for the fingers to grasp.

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Ark's Tran-Quill Pen
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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.

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Ark's Weighted Pencil
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ARK's Weighted Pencil is a writing tool recommended for individuals with sensory integration issues and/or undeveloped fine motor control.

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Arm Glider
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--- "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.

Arthritis Daily Helper Kit (Model 557183)
Description: 

The Arthritis Daily Helper Kit, model 557183), combine products designed for use by individuals with arthritis, fine motor or grasping disabilities or limited hand dexterity.

Arthwriter Hand Aid, The (Model F73514)
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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.

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--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Prevents paper from moving while writing. Plywood board with two metal strips with an attached spring to serve as clips to hold the paper in position.

Bob-1
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---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To design a prototype of a prosthetic device that allows children who have no fingers write with a pen or pencil.

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ClaroSpeak is a text-to-speech app designed to provide literacy support to individuals with dyslexia or learning disabilities.

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DIY Clipboard Slant Board
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The DIY Clipboard Slant Board is an adapted writing tool designed to help beginner writers use the correct wrist position while writing.

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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.

Fidget Pencils
Description: 

Fidget Pencils are available in packs of four, and each of the four pencils has a different "fidget" near the eraserhead of the pencil that can be transferred to other pencils.

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--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Finger splint made of molded plastic to position fingers in an optimal three point pinch for writing.

Fluffy Palm Weight
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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.

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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.

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Discontinued. Verified 8/2012. RETAINED IN DATABASE FOR REFERENCE. Writing aid consists of a round disk with ball bearings. Hand rests on platform which moves the hand while writing.

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Ireadwrite For The Ipad
Description: 

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.

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"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.

Slip On Writing Aid (Models 409201 & 409202)
Description: 

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.

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