I see so many articles and statements about the dynamic tripod grasp being the one that should be used, and that you need to have a child learn to use that grip.
I think that’s rubbish.
Yes, the dynamic tripod is the most efficient, but many grasps can be just as efficient if they are the preferred grasp for that particular person.
Typical kids who use a pattern other than tripod are just as efficient in class as their peers who use a tripod.
Here is a list of the handwriting grasps:
- Dynamic tripod
- Adapted tripod
- Gross grasp
- Digital pronated
- 5 finger
- Thumb tuck
- Thumb wrap
- Tripod with closed web space
- Finger wrap
The adapted tripod uses the least amount of muscle strength.