Low Tech Writing Supports

Writing is a task that students are required to do from early childhood classes through graduation. While some students require high tech supports, many students benefit from simple, low-tech supports to be successful writers. Many of these are available in classrooms already and can be used or adapted as Assistive Technology supports for writing.


Pencil grips

For a student who struggles with fine-motor skills, a simple pencil grip can assist the student in grasping the writing tool

Raised line paper

Writing paper can be purchased or created with lines that are raised off of the paper to create a slight barrier to the writing utensil. This aids in the formation of legible letters.

Wide line paper

Paper can be purchased or created with wider lines to allow for additional writing space.