HandiThings® Weighted Products:
HandiThings® weights are recommended for use during fine motor or
self help activities. They can be helpful for individuals who
experience tremoring during fine motor tasks. They provide
proprioceptive input, increase sensory feedback, enhance
kinesthetic awareness, and can be used for strengthening
Description: A rectangular pouch with sewn in
weighted segments and a hook&loop fastener.
Materials/Construction: Blue stretch nylon tricot
fabric, (lead free) steel shot, and a hook&loop strip.
The recommended installation is to lay the weight flat on a table
and roll it up around a pencil, securing it with the hook&loop
strip. The PW can be positioned 1/2” above the pencil point and be
used as a “grip”, or it can be positioned 1-2” up from the pencil
point and the user can grip the pencil itself. Both positions are
Colors/Size/Packaging: The PW is available in blue.
It is approximately 3” x 5” (flat), and about 7/8” diameter when
wrapped around a writing instrument. It weights approximately ¼
pound. Sold individually.
Comments: The PW can be used with most writing
instruments or coloring tools. It can be used alone or in
conjunction with most of the commercially available pencil
grippers. Hand washing and air-drying is recommended. To prevent
the PW from slipping on smooth glossy pencils, wrap a rubber band
around the pencil prior to rolling on the PW (see photo).
This product contains small parts which could present a choking
hazard. To insure the safety of the user, adequate supervision is