More Stylus Recommendations – From Experienced Voices

Thank you to these OTR’s who shared their experience and stylus recommendations.

Erin diChiara MA OTR, ATP recommended the following styluses and stick:

iFaraday SALT ($20.00) – Developed for people with hand or wrist injuries, may also be used by anyone who holds the pen at an angle of less than 45 degrees.

  • Extrememly light touch (approx 1 gram to activate touch).
  • Tip diameter greater than the barrel, permitting very shallow grip angles.
  • Symetrical tip shape; any part of the tip acts as the active surface.
  • Extended barrel length (7″) permits full grip with hand outside field of view.
  • Protective sleeve at tip protects barrel contacting touch screen.

iFaraday Caduceus ($20.00) accommodates a wide variety of disabilities. Developed for hand and wrist impairments, it can also serve as a mouth stick. The shaft is bendable yet strong, enabling it to be custom fitted for gripping or attaching. People who otherwise cannot use capacitive touch screens may be enabled by this stylus. (Patent Pending.)

  • Lightweight
  • Bendable
  • Replaceable Tip
  • Soft plastic barrel sleeve

iBility Stick – Produced in various standard lengths in straight and bendable shafts. The longer iBilitySticks (15″ or 16″) have replaceable tips. The shorter handhelds (standard 6″) are one-piece. All have removable/replaceable vinyl upper sleeves for a soft, reduced-slip characteristic for biting or hand-held or cuff-held options. Made primarily for touch screen use.

Kami Bible, OTR recommended the Adonit Jot Pro Stylus . “I have been using the Adonit Jot Pro with students at school. I really like that it is heavier and feels more pen-like. It has a disc tip that is very precise and allows you to hold the stylus at an angle that is more suitable for writing. The tip does seem a little fragile, so I have not used it with any students that I couldn’t trust to use it as directed.”

With the popularity of tablet and explosion of apps and uses, finding an appropriate tool for access and production is important. What kind of stylus do you recommend?

Thank you Erin and Kami!


About Carol Leynse Harpold, MS, OTR/L, SCLV, ATP, CATIS

OTR/L with more than 35 years experience in pediatrics, school based therapy and adult rehabilitation. Masters of Science in Adaptive Education/Assistive Technology with 20 years experience in AT in education of elementary, middle school, secondary, post secondary students and work environments for adult clients. A RESNA Assistive Technology Practitioner with ACVREP CATIS credentials, AOTA Specialty Certification in Low Vision, USC Davis Executive Certificate in Home Modifications, servicing adults and students with disabilities in employment, education, and home environments. A 2020 graduate of the University of Alabama Birmingham Low Vision Certification Program.
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2 Responses to More Stylus Recommendations – From Experienced Voices

  1. Another great stylus. SK TOUCHPENCIL1
    This stylus is made of electro conductive rubber, is soft with no metal, chunky pencil shape makes it easy for small hands to hold, works with both capacitive or resistive touch screens. Sold at Amazon for $12.00! I have used it with my therapy kids for 6 month now, and it works with a head pointer as well

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