The traditional handwriting pencil grip uses a three finger pincer grip. It causes calluses, bent finger flanges, and fatigue when writing a great amount. The D'nealian handwriting grip eliminates the above problems. The pencil is placed between the index and middle finger with the shaft of the pencil resting at the apex of the hand. The thumb gently presses against the pencil holding it in place. The hand slides along the fingertips or nails of the fingers. The D'nealian pencil grip is also favored by Dr. Rosemary Sassoon the U.K.'s leading handwriting expert.