Eyegaze: Connecting Assessment and Intervention

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 Chip Clarke, M.S. CCC-SLP

Eyegaze has gone from a fringe access method to a mainstream access method for many individuals with
complex communication needs. However, our knowledge about what considerations impact an individual’s
use of Eyegaze is limited, and we continue to lack a clear clinical model for both assessment and intervention.
This presentation will review the information necessary for assessment along with a progression of activities
and strategies for learning the access method. A clinical review of settings that can impact operator
performance will be provided.

Credits: Act 48, ASHA, PSYCH

Audience: Speech therapists, Assistive Technology specialists

Speaker Bio: Chip Clarke is a speech-language pathologist who has been working with AACC and AT since 1989. Clarke started Assistive Technology Works (ATW), Inc., in 1997 and it has evolved into an AAC equipment distributor for a variety of assistive technology and AAC products. He provides client and clinician support throughout the Mid-Atlantic region for the manufacturers represented by ATW. Clarke has also served as consultant to the Prentke Romich Company, contributing to the developing their eye-gaze technologies, including both the EcoPoint and NuEye systems, and is the co-developer for the “Access Learning Process for AAC,” a clinical strategy for supporting individuals with complex communication needs.