Tuesday, 20 January 2009

Making Life Easier - Scissors for Left Handed People


When assisting someone to become independent, occupational therapists are often asked to work a person to improve their fine motor skills. Amongst the tasks that one needs to carry out that will require fine motor skills is the use of a pair of scissors.

A very common mistake made by many is the difficulty a lefty experiences. Someone who is left handed is often sent to occupational therapy to learn how to cut correctly or how to use the pair of scissors. Did you know that a lefty (someone who is left hand dominant) requires a special pair of scissors?

The reason is that the blade is set up differently so as to cut with ease when placed in the left hand. A very simple trick but many just don’t think of it. Not until you place a left handed pair of scissors in the hand of a lefty and ask them now to try. Often this is all they need.

If you are looking for a pair of scissors for a lefty, you need look no further. We have some available in our section of the Shopping for Goodness Store that contains assistive devices.

Right over here you can purchase a pair of scissors for cutting hair by a lefty.

Unfortunately the cuticle scissors for lefty’s is currently out of stock, but check back with us to see when there will be more available.

For a regular pair of scissors for lefty’s to cut paper, try in your local stationary store. Many stores are becoming more familiar with the need and do now stock them.

If you or a loved one is left dominant and is experiencing other difficulties, please contact Shoshanah for a consultation either in person or via email or skype.

Looking forward to hearing from you. Please do let us know how you progress with this wonderful gift. Isn’t it amazing to have such wonderful people around who think of designing devices to help others?

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