Little girl writes her name for the first time with the Twist n Write

I am an occupational therapist working in a school.  I work with a 5 year old girl in kindergarten with a diagnosis of Amyoplasia Arthrogryposis Multiplex Congenita.  She is in a wheelchair and the only movement she has in her arms is very little shoulder horizontal abduction/adduction of her left arm.  When she saw the […]

PenAgain helps woman with Fibromyalgia

I would like to thank you for opening up my options and feeling normal again! I’m nearly 57 and over the years have progressively lost the use of my hands due to chronic neuropathy and fibromyalgia -I had a thriving business and had to give it all up purely due not being able to hold […]

Is your child a pencil pusher?

Here is a great article about how today’s kids are relying so much on iPads and other tech tools to write that they are beginning to lose their ability to write effectively. Here is an excerpt: PRIMARY school children are losing their handwriting skills, as touch-screen pinching, swiping and typing and a lack of physical […]

The pen is mightier than the keyboard

Wired magazine has a great article online that compares the efficiency of writing vs typing. Click here to see the results of the little test that was conducted where they compared various text input technologies. The interesting thing is that it’s the keyboard that is fast becoming an icon for obsolete technologies while the pen […]

The end of the line for Cursive?

Here are links to two great articles about the decline of cursive and the impact of this trend. The Case for Cursive (New York Times) The sinuous letters of the cursive alphabet, swirled on countless love letters, credit card slips and banners above elementary school chalk boards are going the way of the quill and […]

The Stocking Stuffer that is just write

The Rockyt Writer makes the perfect stocking stuffer. It’s cool, fun, small, inexpensive, unique, educational, playful, etc… kids think its an arts and crafts toy and parents love it because it can really help their kids’ handwriting skills develop. The ErgoSof Pen by PenAgain is also a great stocking stuffer for the loved one who […]

How to Prevent Hand Pain from Excessive Writing

Here is excerpt from an interesting article from “Talk to your doctor if you experience pain often or excessively when writing or it doesn’t respond to measures you can take yourself. If most of your writing is for school or work, ask whether accommodations or arrangements can be made. Effective accommodations may be very […]