Alternative Pencil Resources

This is a collection of options for alternative pencils presented by Gretchen Hanser.  

For additional information, contact

Beth Zillinger, MS, CCC-SLP 
Program Director
Kansas Infinitec 

"Writing is undeniably an essential component of literacy instruction for students without disabilities. Without question it is a part of their daily instruction. In order for students with significant disabilities to develop as readers and writers, daily writing is equally, if not, more important. However, this becomes a challenge when most students with significant disabilities are unable to hold a traditional pencil. To address this challenge, the Center for Literacy & Disability Studies at UNC-Chapel Hill has developed a variety of “alternative pencils” for students with the most significant disabilities, including deaf-blindness." 


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