A slant board provides a slanted writing surface, which can better position a student's wrist for writing. Placing writing paper on a slant board can also make it easier for the student to copy information from the board.
The price of a slant board can vary from $40-$100 in a therapy catalog, so I often make my own.
I have a student who was hooking his wrist like this (yikes!):
I made a slant board to improve the position of his wrist and now he writes like this:
To make your own, here's what you'll need:
- two old binders
- duct tape
1. Use the duct tape to tape the two binders together.
2. Attach Velcro to the back of the clipboard.
3. Attach the clipboard to the binders