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Peds Grasp

grasp patterns by age

Grasp present from birth-4 mos primitive squeeze grasp
Stimulation for primitive squeeze grasp place object in hand
Grasp present at 5 mos palmar grasp
Stimulation for palmar grasp put object within reach
2 grasp patterns at 7 mos inferior scissors grasp (raking); radial-palmar grasp
Stimulation for inferior scissors/raking grasp small objects with different textures
Stimulation for radial-palmar grasp toys that can be picked up and transferred by one hand
2 grasp patterns at 8 mos scissors (lateral) grasp; radial-digital (3-jaw chuck)grasp
Stimulation for scissors/lateral grasp toy with smaller and thinner circumference
Stimulation for radial-digital (3-jaw chuck) grasp pliable materials
grasp pattern at 9 mos inferior pincer grasp
stimulation for inferior pincer grasp many small objects, variety of shapes to examine and with hole to poke
grasp pattern at 12 mos fine pincer (neat pincer) grasp
stimulation for fine pincer/neat pincer grasp tiny objects to pick up and drop, such as Cheerios
writing grasp that emerges 1 to 1.5 years palmar supinated grasp
writing grasp at 2 - 3 years digital-pronated grasp
writing grasp at 3.5 to 4 yrs static tripod posture
writing grasp at 4+ yrs dynamic tripod
stimulation for palmer supinated grasp toys turning like screw driver, small knobs
stimulation for digital pronated grasp large crayons and pencils; toys with cylinders
stimulation for static tripod posture standard pencil; pen and paper tasks
the most mature grasp pattern dynamic tripod
has a fisted hand, wrist slightly flexed, arm moving as total unit palmer supinated grasp
writing utensil held with fingers, wrist straight, forearm moves as a unit digital pronated grasp
writing grasp featuring crude approximation of thumb, index and middle finger; hand moves as a unit static tripod grasp
Created by: ota2012
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