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Dr. Caroline Ramsey Musselwhite

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Eye Gaze Alphabet - Heather's Version!

Eye Gaze Alphabet

My friend Heather is a brilliant SLP and great Mom!  She modified the typical 2-movement encoding alphabet eye gaze for her son.

Each block contains letters as in typical Etran board.

Letters are on a colored background.

However, she noted that some students may find it confusing to first look at your letter, then look at the block that has the border the color of your letter.  That may be confusing, as you are actually needing to IGNORE the letters with your second look, and just focus on the background.

Therefore, her version presents the five colors as separate squares (hers are velcroed on, so they can be placed on a separate choice board, if necessary).

Thus, the student looks first at the block containing his letter, then at the separate color square.  Thus, to choose N, you look first at the N block, then at the blue square.

Note also that vowels are on circles, while consonants are on squares.

It's great to have multiple versions of materials, so that you can find the one that is the best match for YOUR student.  Thanks Heather for your creativity and willingness to share!!