Adapted scissors and cutting aids allow children and adults with disabilities to safely and independently cut a variety of materials. Some scissors are specifically meant to assist with fine motor skills and/or hand mobility as well as pain and fatigue from arthritis and similar conditions.
What kinds of scissors are there?
- Easi-Grip Loop Scissors: for those with weak grip or arthritis, can be closed with a gentle squeeze
- Table Top Scissors: make cutting easier for those with a limited grip and hand control, operated by pressing the large handle and automatically re-opens
- Dual Control Training Scissors: provide assistance for children with weakness, tremors or other issues who cannot operate scissors independently.
- Self-Opening Scissors: scissors with a small built in spring which opens automatically when hand pressure is released
- Easy Action Bent Scissors: for those with arthritis or limited hand strength, spring gently opens blades after each cut to reduce hand strain
- Pillow Grips Scissors: full finger area is coated with spongy cushion to reduce strain and fatigue
- Electric Scissors: cuts a variety of materials
- Battery Operated Switch Adapted Scissors: activate a switch to cut through paper
- Safety Scissors: cuts paper, but won’t cut skin, hair or clothes