Saturday, February 9, 2013

eye gaze trial

It happened. It finally happened. After nine months of evaluations and reports and paperwork and insurance and emails and phone calls and more, Miss Ribbons is officially in the trial phase for an eye gaze computer. And it's kind of amazing.

She is currently trialing a Tobii device. The computer and mount are at school during the week where she works with various therapists and it comes home with her on the weekends and one week day. Today we used the device to do whatever Leah wanted to do. She played the xylophone for a little while, then she watched some funny videos. We used it to pick what color she wanted to be when we played trouble and then she rolled the dice with her eyes. She spent a good amount of time on the jokes page (What gets wetter as it dries?)*.

And then, in true (almost) six year old fashion, she told me "Catch you later, alligator". It was time to be done. 

That Leah. She's a smarty. 

*A towel. Ba dum ching!


Kristen said...

This is so awesome! I can't wait to hear about all the things little Leah will be able to communicate now. I'm so grateful for amazing technology.

JourneyBeyondSurvival said...

We're getting ours next week. I'm so nervous. Ours is going to be at home and it all falls on me to prove. Me and daddy and sibs. Yikes. I'll be watching you guys.