When a Child Can't Touch a Touchscreen: A Look at Scanning

Appalachia IU 8 /Duncansville Google Maps

Session Dates

Monday April 08, 2019 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM


Despite the increased availability of eye tracking systems and more responsive touchscreens, there are still children for whom scanning is the best selection technique for their needs and skills. The session will cover the decision-making process for scanning, an overview of critical research, as well as the realizations and capabilities of scanning on dedicated systems and mobile-based Apps.


  • Learners will be able to identify three different reasons for using scanning with a school aged client
  • Learners will be able to identify the hardware needed to realize scanning on dedicated devices and mobile platforms
  • Learners will be able to list 3 challenges in scanning on mobile devices

Target Audience

Speech and language pathologists

Individuals attending this workshop must arrive on time and stay the duration of the workshop in order to receive Act 48 Professional Education hours.?

Topics Covered: Speech & Language

Event Info

Event Type:


Credit Type:

Act 48 Clock Hour
No credit


John McCarthy

Event Contact:


Distance Learning
800-446-5607 x6884