Weighted pencils are recommended for those that do not press hard enough when writing or who have poor fine motor control and messy handwriting. The added weights increase sensory input and awareness of the pencil in the hand. The additional weight can also make the pencil more steady in the hands, especially helpful for those with minor tremors or shaking. The weighted sensation can increase focus, decrease gripping the pencil too hard, and help with hand strength.
Weighted pencils may be used during writing or drawing tasks. Keep in mind the extra weight may fatigue hands and fingers more quickly, so use with supervision and for short periods of time. Please consult with an occupational therapist for direction in how to use a weighted pencil.
Our weighted pencils are made with standard #2 pencils. The weights are held in place with foam stoppers that are removable so that the weight may be adjusted. With the four standard weights included, each pencil weighs approximately 1.5 ounces.
Please note: weights and foam stoppers are REMOVABLE. Choking hazard; not for children under 3. Always use with supervision. Not for children or adults that place items in the mouth or chew on writing utensils.