Eye-pointing is a selection technique that can be
used to help children achieve communication/academic
competence. For children with severe motor involvement,
eye-pointing may be the only way to initiate the communication
process. Even when a child is undergoing training to use
scanning to access a personal computer /communication device,
fatigue can be a complicating factor in the learning process.
When dealing with tasks involving high cognitive load there is
real value in using a system such as eye-pointing that involves
low motor load. An eye-gaze frame is also an excellent tool for providing assessment in a format that minimizes the motor load.
This resource provides information on how to:
1) construct a simple eye-gaze frame using CPVC tubing and fittings;
2) construct a horseshoe communication display using clear PETG plastic;
3) construct 'permanent communication displays' for high frequency sets /activities;
4) construct displays with detachable symbols;
5) store detachable symbols in a format that promotes long range use by the entire school/agency.