Scissor Types

Advice on different scissor types.

SCISSOR TYPES

 

Easi-grip Scissors

These scissors are recommended for use for children who have a weak grip and poor hand control. The continuous loop handle allows the scissors to automatically open when pressure is released.

Green = Left Handed
Blue = Right Handed

These can be purchased from the following providers (please shop around as prices may vary):

 


Long Loop Scissors

These scissors would be recommended for use for children with a weak grip and poor hand control. They can also be used for children who have a tremor. The longer loop allows the middle, ring and pinky fingers to be used to open/close the scissors, with the index finger being used to control on the outside.

Green = Left Handed
Blue = Right Handed

These can be purchased from the following providers (please shop around as prices may vary):

 

Mounted Table Top Scissors

These scissors are self-opening with the spring automatically opening the scissors ready for the next cut. These would be recommended for use for children with weak grasp, poor hand control and a tremor. These scissors can also be used one-handed and it would be recommended that the stronger hand manipulates the position of the paper whilst the weaker hand operates the scissors.

These can be purchased from the following providers (please shop around as prices may vary):

 


Spring Loaded Scissors

   

These scissors would be recommended for use for children with a weak grip and poor hand control. They automatically re-open after each cut.
      
These can be purchased from the following providers (please shop around as prices may vary):

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  • Easi-grip Scissors
  • Long Loop Scissors
  • Mounted Table Top Scissors
  • Spring Loaded Scissors