Writing Tools that are Easy on the Hands
An education professional recently asked us for advice on writing implements that she could recommend to her young student who was suffering from peripheral neuropathy in his hands after chemotherapy.
In addition to being inspired by her dedication to her student, we picked up a few tips that might help others facing dexterity challenges.
Top Tips for Pens and Pencils For Hands with Limited Dexterity
- Look for pens and pencils that are geared for people with arthritis.
- Find writing implements that are light weight and fit comfortably in your hand.
- Implements with ergonomic designs and/or grips with a larger diameter can be easier to grasp and help dexterity.
- Some pens just seem to have easier flowing ink and glide better on paper. Find these pens to minimize the pressure needed to write.
- Quick drying ink can reduce smudges and smears.
There are many products and brands that can be found online or in stores that can be helpful. While we haven’t tried any of these products ourselves, two products that were recommended to us were these grips from Eazyhold (recommended by Lainie Ishmail from www.trendable.com) and these Super Big Fat Pens for Arthritis.
Let us know what works for you!