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|Efficient Pencil Grasp|
|The manner in which someone holds a pencil is called pencil grasp. Generally there efficient & inefficient pencil grasps. The term efficient is used because certain grasps allow greater movement & precison than others, resulting in better pencil control & ease. |
As children grow & develop, they will begin to use a more & more efficient grasp. Between the ages of 5 & 6 years, most children should be holding a pencil like an adult, & thus developed an efficient pencil grasp.
One`s type of pencil grasp will affect the quality of their printing & writing, their speed, & the amount of effort required.
Inefficient grasps include: power & pronated grasps.
Efficient grasps include quadripod & tripod grasps.
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