5 Mandalas to Practice Pencil Pressure! is a set of 5 mandalas designed for users with upper extremity and neurological disabilities to color. Mandalas have been used with children and adults to encourage mindfulness and self expression. These simple mandalas have been created for children to work on pencil pressure by being mindful about the depth of color placed on their work. Children may use brush markers, pencils or textas to fill in these pages. They could also be printed on transparency s
The Fluency Patterns is a set of 14 patterns designed for children learning to write with upper extremity disabilities like ataxia and limited dexterity to encourage pencil control. The users can cut out the individual patterns and laminate them for durability.
The Freund Long Hand Writing Kit is a tactile script letter guide designed to teach cursive writing to individuals who are blind or have low vision. The main purpose of this kit is to teach students how to write their signature. Some of the concepts that are introduced are: how to hold a pen, pencil or crayon; the importance of good posture; left to right direction of handwriting; baseline and upper and lower areas where letters are formed; basic handwriting strokes; how letters are connected; a
The Grooved Writing Board is a writing guide designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. The lones on the board are slightly raised so that they may be felt through a sheet of paper. The user places a sheet of paper on top of the board, then writes above the lines. DIMENSIONS (LxW): 11 x 8.5 inches.
The Hinged Full Page Letter Guide is a writing guide designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. The hinged back holds the page securely in place and 13 evenly slotted openings act as a guide for writing. The guide fits standard letter-size paper. DIMENSIONS (WxH): 8.5 x 11 inches.
Letter Writing Guides are designed for individuals who are blind or have low vision. The guides are durable sheets with 13 apertures having standard line spacing. OPTIONS: Model 292102 is aluminum, model 435288 is plastic. DIMENSIONS (LxW): 11 x 8.5 inches.
The Marks Script Guide is a clipboard equipped with a horizontal writing guides to help individuals with visual disabilities or with limited dexterity to write in longhand. The clipboard holds standard 8.5 x 11 inch paper. The horizontal guide slides up and down the left side of the blipboard, one line at a time.
The Opti-Plus Extra Sturdy Envelope Writing Guide is a writing guide designed for addressing envelopes for individuals with visual disabilities. This unit has Slotted openings to help the users address #10 business-size envelopes. The slots have adequate space for using a bold line writing pen. The unit is made of sturdy plastic with high contrast between the slotted top panel and the solid back panel. The user lifts the top panel and places the envelope on the back panel. Closing the top holds
--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: A child using a metal bolt as a writing implement can activate a tape player or other device by tracing the appropriate path on a metal cookie sheet. This activity strengthens fine motor and grasping skills. Describes a motion detection switch, constructed by soldering a subminiature plug to one end of a 4 inch conductor wire and wrapping the other end tightly around a 4 inch long metal bolt. Simple paths or letters are cut from paper or cardboard and
See N Write is a handwriting tool intended to assist children with visual perceptual and visual motor difficulties learn to write letters. Children copy letters that appear like magic, one stroke at a time, on the high resolution LCD screen. Choose a letter and then decide if you want to see it formed in manuscript or cursive, upper or lower case. Children can copy what they see on the screen in real time. In game mode, the user can try to identify letters being formed before they fade off the
CUSTOM ADAPTATIONPURPOSE: To aid a person who is blind or has low vision in writing checks. Unwanted x-ray film or plastic from an old notebook or portfolio cover is cut with a craft knife on a cutting board. To make a check writing guide, cover a check with tracing paper and draw rectangles around the sections the person will need to write in. If the person can make a signature but cannot print legibly, trace the signature area only. Tape the tracing paper over a sheet of plastic cut to the siz
The Typoscope is a black plastic reading and writing guide for individuals who have low vision or other visual disabilities. It functions as a masking device that blocks the glare from the page. It can also be used as a reading training guide. DIMENSIONS: Measures 5 by 3.5 inches with an opening 4 by 0.5 inches.
"DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY --- PURPOSE: To enable individuals with fine motor or vision disabilities to stay within lines on a tablet or write in straight lines. To make the guide, place a sheet of card stock on flat surface. Use a color that will create contrast between the writing surface and the guide. Using a ruler, measure one-half inch from left side of card stock at top and bottom and mark with a dot. Do the same on the right side. Place ruler along both dots and draw a connecting line from
--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Template designed to enable a blind employment interviewer to fill out standard forms. Describes need for and development of a copper-laminate template using standard methods for producing printed circuit boards, involving development of positive and reverse films and photochemical etching. Described as being more expensive than hand cutting plastic or cardboard forms, but easier to duplicate for mass production. COMMENTS: For information contact the a