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DIY Slant Board

DIY Slant Board

Our Occupational Therapist often recommends using a slant board to help our students develop the correct writing form.  Why purchase expensive slant boards in catalogs when you can easily make your own?   Let’s make a DIY Slant Board.

DIY Slant Board – What You Need & How To Do

Items to Gather:

  1. Clipboard
  2. 3-ring binder with 3-inch rings (buy the least expensive one you can find)
  3. Velcro
  4. Flexible Pen Holder (optional)
  5. Decorative Duct Tape (optional) >> (the link is an example of what’s available, you can buy this or fewer rolls)


1.  With the opening of the binder facing downward, place a strip of decorative duct tape along the upper and lower edge of the binder.

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2.  Place two strips of velcro on both the clipboard and the binder.


  3.  Adhere the pencil gripper at the top of the binder.


DIY Slant Board Other Tips & Suggestions:

Make a few slant boards to have on hand!

Hope you find the slant board a helpful tool for use in your classroom!

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