CleverstiX - Chopstix
These chopsticks have a special pincer design enabling easy gripping and manipulation prior to subsequent use of conventional cutlery.
The thumb ring is fixed and the yellow hoops can be moved and adjusted according to need. Wide tips aid gripping of different food types or help with - using a stationery thumb whilst engaging fingers to enable movement. The no spring-back mechanism demands the user to concentrate on opening and closing for intense fine motor development. OT's feed back that this is an ideal resource for assessing, developing and improving fine motor activities with all types of pick up and drop games.
Dishwasher safe and BPA free. For right-handed use with children 3+. Size 17cmL.
"I highly recommend this as a perfect addition to any toolbox when focusing on fine motor skills, particularly handwriting skills..."
Skybound Autism Therapies"CleverstiX were very popular with the children. They came up with lots of different uses for them from eating to all sorts of games such as picking up small items and transferring them. They engaged the children and of course were working on developing fine motor skills at the same time"
"We keep a set of CleverstiX in our assessment toolbox and use these in several ways. Sometimes a child is reluctant to put cutlery into their mouth because they don't like the metal feel - CleverstiX offer a good alternative to the child using their fingers, which is often their default strategy. We also use CleverstiX as a therapy tool to promote fine motor skills, especially the development of the tripod grip. We use CleverstiX to play games like moving cotton wool balls from one pot to another as a timed challenge. Finally, we use CleverstiX as a means of observing a child's motor planning skills. The equipment is often unfamiliar to them so its good to see if they can work out how to position it in their hands and use it to pick up and place objects. "
Dr Sally Payne, OT and Dyspraxia Foundation Trustee.