Our Innovation Centre team recently helped a young boy with his writing skills – and made him the envy of his classmates.
She had been looking for some time for a writing slope which would suit the needs of her son, nine year-old Tom who as well as being diagnosed with sensory processing disorder and Autism, also has hypermobility in his arms.
This meant that when Tom was learning to write, he was curling himself around the desk. At first, it was thought that this was because he is left handed and was finding it difficult to get the correct position to be able to write with his left hand.
One of Tom’s occupational therapists suggested getting him a writing slope to help with his posture while he was writing, but the first one that they tried slid while Tom was trying to use it.
Then Claire saw a post on our Facebook page about the Doodle, a writing slope designed by the team at our Innovation Centre.
The Doodle was developed for any child who may need a writing slope to aid their writing, drawing, posture and hand control. We have used magnets and a gas strut for quick removal and changing of the ingenious paper and book holding rulers, whilst including a set of pens stored in an inventive swivelling holder to aid children with reduced motor skills. We believe these innovative features make it the best and most beautiful writing slope available anywhere.
With a few adjustments to the design to make it suitable for the left handed Tom, it was ready and they haven’t looked back!
Tom has been taking his new writing slope in to school and it has made him the envy of his class mates! Claire said:
I think his face says it all in these pictures! He took it school today and his whole class were super impressed with it. I have never seen boys so excited by a hydraulic lid! Usually he hates going to school, but he was excited to show off the Doodle today!