Grabease utensils assessment.
"As a pediatric occupational therapist, I am constantly on the lookout for new products that stimulate development and independence in children. I recently had the chance to observe a child using Grabease utensils.
The Grabease utensils are ergonomically designed to fit small hand sizes. The special feature of the ball shaped handle promotes fine motor skill development. These utensils position small hands correctly to impact distal finger control and support appropriate palmer arch development. This is important for proper grip strength and facilitating the dynamic tripod grasp as the child grows.
The protection shield provides proprioceptive input and feedback to lips and which help prevent choking on the utensil. This safety feature encourages parent and child confidence in self-feeding. It should be noted that a child should never be left unattended while eating.
Overall, the Grabease utensils are a new to the market feeding product that can support developing children on several levels."
Michelle Taus, MA, OTR/L