Is it okay to use markers instead of pencils?
by Concerned Mom
My son (5 years old) has Sensory Processing Disorder as well as a variety of fine motor and gross motor difficulties.
We do a lot of hand/finger strengthening exercises, but his pencil grip is still so loose that he cannot control the pencil well enough to work on writing.
It "feels" like letting him use a marker would be cheating, but it would really allow him to not have to press down on the paper so hard. I think this might boost his morale a bit. Then again, I don't want him to always have to use a marker and never be able to press hard enough to use a pencil, you know?
I'd love to hear your thoughts.
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