While eye gaze systems have been on the market for over 25 years, it is only in the last 10 years that technology has improved to the point of making these systems usable for many individuals with disabilities. Fager, Bardach, Russell, & Higginbotham (2012) suggested that perhaps the most significant new development in access technologies for children with severe physical disabilities is eye tracking. As technology continues to expand at a frenetic pace, practitioners are struggling to keep up with changes and be familiar with all available access solutions.
This course focuses on understanding how eye gaze works and improving the ability of Speech-Language Pathologists and other related services and education/rehabilitation professionals to perform appropriate evaluations and provide necessary services to assist individuals for whom eye gaze is necessary and/or preferable.
This Seminar-on-Demand is 2 contact hours in length (check your state’s approval status in the state specific course catalog for your profession).
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Video Course Format: Video
|Target Audience: OT/COTA, SLP|
|Instructional Level: Beginner|
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- A brief history of eye gaze in the field of AAC
- An overview of eye gaze across disciplines
- Discussion of WHAT is eye gaze
- A review of the cognitive, linguistic, sensory and motor issues associated with use of eye gaze technologies
- Discussion of WHO uses eye gaze technologies and strategies
- Review of videos/case studies
- Discussion of WHEN and WHERE eye gaze is used
- An overview of emerging technologies foe eye gaze use
Course Goals & Objectives:
This course is designed to instruct the healthcare professional on how eye gaze works to perform appropriate evaluations and provide necessary services to assist individuals for whom eye gaze is necessary and/or preferable.
At the conclusion of this course, the participant will be able to:
- Cite historical aspects that enabled eye gaze technologies to evolve to current day usages.
- List skills necessary to insure success with eye gaze technologies
- Recognize features of eye gaze technologies
- Recognize which individuals may be appropriate candidates for eye gaze technologies and strategies
- Name specifics regrading when and where eye gaze technologies and strategies can be utilized
Criteria for Completion: A score of 70% or more is considered passing. Scores of less than 70% indicate a failure to understand the material and the material and the test will need to be taken again until a passing score has been achieved.
Contact Hours: 2
Target Audience: Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapist Assistants, Speech Language Pathologist
Instructional Level: Beginner
Course Type: Seminar-on-Demand
The course materials for this Seminar-on-Demand are available in our online format available instantly or by mail.
This course is offered for 0.20 ASHA CEUs (Beginner level, Related area)
- Financial - Patricia Ourand is employed by Associated Speech & Language Services, Inc. and receives a salary. She receives royalty payments from HomeCEUConnection.com for the presentation of this course.
- Nonfinancial - She has no relevant nonfinancial relationships to disclose.
- No relevant conflicts of interest exist for any member of the activity planning committee.
Content Disclosure: This webinar does not focus solely on any specific product or service.