This online course is intended to provide an overview of eye gaze technology, and the steps that teams may take in determining whether this may be an appropriate tool to use with students they support. The modules in this series will provide an overview of the learning curve involved in using eye gaze assistive technology, as well as student and team considerations which may impact success. Additionally, this course will explore how eye gaze technology works, and the optimal positioning and setup required to facilitate success. Device specific information, trailing strategies and general tips and tricks will be provided via presentations, tutorials and handouts.
Module 2: Eye Gaze Considerations
Module 2 provides information regarding the student and team factors that need to be considered when deciding if eye gaze is an appropriate assistive technology solution for a student. The learning curve involved in using eye gaze technology is also detailed.
- Eye Gaze Protocol and Planner 2018
- Assessment and Set Up for Eye Gaze Device Use (Independent Living Centre WA)
- Keys to Developing Eye Gaze Skills (Independent Living Centre WA)
- ACETS Eye Gaze Technology Screening Checklist (Alberta Children’s Hospital)
- Unlocking Abilities (Independent Living Centre WA)
- Keys to Developing Eye Gaze Skills and Assessment Considerations (Independent Living Centre WA)
- SETT Framework (Joy Zabala)
Module 3: Positioning and Set-up
Module 3 focuses on how to set up and position an eye gaze system, so optimal access can be achieved.
Module 4: Devices and Technology Tutorials
Module 4 details the various eye gaze devices supported by SET-BC. Comprehensive video and written tutorials are provided, detailing how to use the devices.
Module 5: AAC and Curricular Software for Eye Gaze
Module 5 details the various software titles compatible with the eye gaze devices supported by SET-BC. Comprehensive video and written tutorials are provided, detailing how to use the software with eye gaze access
Module 6: Effective Trials
Module 6 details the steps involved for a district specialist in completing an effective eye gaze trial. Completing effective trials will enhance student and team success, in meeting goals.
- Considerations for Completing an AT Trial
- Eye Gaze Data Tracking
- Look to Learn Activities for Eye Gaze Workbook (Smartbox)
- AT Trial Data Collection Example
- Simple Data Tracking Sheet
- SETT Framework (Joy Zabala)
- SET-BC Student Support for Eye Gaze Solutions
- Richmond Eye Gaze Tracking Form
- Richmond Data Sheets for Look to Learn
Eye Gaze Technology Online Course Resources
- Unlocking Abilities: https://ilc.com.au/unlocking-abilities/
- ACETS: http://streaming.syncrocloud.com/rettssyndrome/item_file_sc515ca980d24da_289995c1.pdf
- Tobii Dynavox website: https://www.tobiidynavox.com
- Prentke Romich Company website https://www.prentrom.com/
- Inclusive Tech: Your Essential Guide to Eye Gaze in the Classroom http://www.inclusive.co.uk/Lib/Doc/catalogues/eye-gaze-in-the-classroom-2015-v2.pdf
- CALL Scotland infographic http://www.callscotland.org.uk/downloads/posters-and-leaflets/eye-gaze-software-curve/
- Tobii Learning Curve https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XK1yjYSRc20&list=PLHIhkZlV62-8k3bQmvgb7RrnWTwokv9uG&index=1
- Katya Hill, P.h.D., CCC-SLP (University of Pittsburgh) presents Evidence-Based Principles for Selecting Eye Gaze AAC Technology https://www.ctdinstitute.org/sites/default/files/file_attachments/EvidenceBasedPrinciplesSelectingeyeGazeTech_Hill_KatyaUPittsburgh_dateYear.pdf
- Michelle Lange, Access to Independence: On Demand Courses http://www.atilange.com/on-demand-education.html
- How Tobii Dynavox Eye Tracking Works: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=103&v=Y7_f-pR8SBY
- Egilson S., Traustadottir R. (2009). Participation of students with physical disabilities in the school environment. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 63, 264–272.
- Eye tracking research to answer questions about augmentative and alternative communication assessment and intervention. By Krista Wilkinson and Teresa Mitchell
- Preliminary Study of Gaze Toward Humans in Photographs by Individuals with Autism, Down Syndrome, or Other Intellectual Disabilities: Implications for Design of Visual Scene Displays
- Krista M. Wilkinson & Janice Light, Jan 2017 , Augmentative and Alternative Communication, 2014; 30(2): 130–146
- Using an Eye-Gaze System with Two Primary School Pupils with Severe Accessing Difficulties, by hannah Curry and Sarah Woodward (Communication matters, nov 2007, vol 21)