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OT Product Review: The Tran-Quill Pencil

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[Source”  Toys Are Tools]
Review by:  Susan L. Roberts, MDiv, OTR/L
One of the most enjoyable parts of this job is that I have the privilege of trying out new gadgets that help kids in school.  We certainly have our share of academic struggles and so I was excited to try a pencil that had been on my mind for quite some time.  It is basically just a pencil but the cool part is that it vibrates.  Yes, vibrates and that really is the cool part.
I think it is a little funny how this pencil is called “Tran-Quill” because if anything, I think it is a waker-upper but do we need that when we are writing? Kids are already so distracted these days- don’t we need just more calm and focus here?  To answer that, I’ll paint a picture for you. You may have seen this in your own home.
Waking Up My Neurons:  Your child is ready to go, pencils, erasers, notebook, textbook, lighting, steady chair… they are all in place and he starts to work.  The next thing you know, you are saying, “Eyes on paper!” or “Focus!”
We were having one of those mornings one day and so I decided that this could be a good time to try out the Tran-Quill Pencil.  I put a chewy top on it as well in case he wanted to chew.
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