An overview of clinical, research, and user perspectives on eye-gaze technology for children and youth with cerebral palsy

Saranda Bekteshi, Petra Karlsson, Tom Griffiths, Levi Rijsbrack, Elegast Monbaliu

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Objective: We will showcase valuable information for caregivers and therapists to facilitate an easier transfer of evidence-based research into practical guidelines for teaching and implementing eye-gaze technology at home and in clinical practice. An adolescent with lived experience will highlight the benefits and challenges associated with eye-gaze technology and demonstrate the use of eye-gaze technology.
Learning objectives: how to (1) structure meaningful eye-gaze training programs that address children’s individual needs, (2) use reliable time- and cost-efficient tools and methods to assess eye-gaze technology skill acquisition and progress, (3) implement consensus-based eye-gaze clinical guidelines and best practices.
Target audience: Users of eye-gaze technology, parents, speech-language and occupational therapists, teachers, other clinicians and researchers interested in eye-gaze technology.
Summary: Eye-gaze technology is a computer interface that converts eye movements into movements of the cursor on the screen, allowing people with severe motor impairments to access computers for daily activities. Until recently, evidence on eye-gaze technology in cerebral palsy was scarce, leading to difficulties in clinical practice in managing expectations related to the technology, effectively measuring progress, and facilitating decision-making regarding eye-gaze technology. This instructional course showcases the latest evidence-based research in the field, co-delivered by an international team incorporating perspectives from clinical, research, and lived experience.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 31 May 2024
EventEuropean Academy of Childhood Disability: 36th Annual Meeting - Bruges Meeting & Convention Centre / Concertgebouw, Bruges, Belgium
Duration: 29 May 20241 Jun 2024
Conference number: 36


ConferenceEuropean Academy of Childhood Disability: 36th Annual Meeting
Abbreviated titleEACD 2024
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  • eye-gaze technology
  • eye tracking

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Rehabilitation


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