Eye-gaze Research

imageGreat new longitudinal research about eye-gaze AT with  showed that the children improved in time on task after 5 months and became more accurate in selecting targets after 15–20 months. This study indicates that these children with severe physical impairments, who were unable to speak, could improve in eye gaze performance. However, the children needed time to practice on a long-term basis to acquire skills needed to develop fast and accurate eye gaze performance.

 

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4867850/

Author: Molly Shannon, MS, OTR/L, ATP

I’ve been an OT for almost 36 years and have specialized in AT for 33 of these years. Primarily have worked in the public schools, but have also worked at a state Tech Act program, coordinated 5 counties of AT for Easter Seals, and taught OTA students General OT courses and an AT course for Master’s OT students.

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