In Stage Four, the student is able to accurately place his/her fingers on the pencil independently and correctly without static physical guidance. In this stage, the pencil grip utilized is primarily used as a physical reminder and “place holder” for the child to accurately place their fingers on the pencil, which was learned in stages one through three.
The unique shape design and ergonomic grip zone ensures hours of fatigue-free writing. The soft and comfortable silicone ergonomic pencil grip allows children to gently place their fingers in the proper tripod position for gripping.
This specially designed grip has been referred to by the Pediatric Arthritis Consortium as "easy" and "comfortable". It fits on pencils, pens, crayons & many drawing and writing tools. Writing becomes easy and natural. The Stage Four grip continues to improves handwriting, helps to give more control, and reduces hand fatigue. Its unique design gently encourages the fingers and hand to rest in the proper position for gripping – The Tripod Grip.
The Stage Four pencil grip will enable the writer to move the fingers while controlling the pencil or pen with efficient finger movements. By improving the ability to hold a pencil correctly affects a child’s attitude to learning and school work, their academic achievement, as well as their motor/joint development.