Alice has been very interested in drawing lately and normally she holds her pen or crayon in the age-appropriate way, which for her age is like a ski pole, wrapped around her fist. Today, she was drawing at the table in Porter’s O.T. office while Porter was on the obstacle course. Porter’s therapist, Theresa, pointed out that she’s now holding her crayon with her thumb and forefinger, just like you and I hold it. And that’s pretty remarkable, apparently, for someone her age, way ahead of the curve. She was even able to make marks on the paper today, a series of circular squiggles filled the page she was drawing on.
Overhead view of Alice drawing. You can see her squiggles in this photo.
Notice the thumb and forefinger grip in all of these pictures.