Category: Sensory Integration Activity

Eye Gaze Frame

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“DO IT YOURSELF” ENTRY --- PURPOSE: To create an eye gaze frame for a child with intellectual, severe physical disabilities, and/or communication disabilities. An eye gaze frame can be made with simple materials obtained at a hardware store. Using three lengths of PVC plumbing pipe in whatever size and length desired hot glue two round pipe connectors (of the appropriate size) to a 3 x 5 inch wood base. Fit the three pieces of pipe together with elbow connectors and then fit the entire structure to the connectors on the wood base. Using sticky back Velcro, cover the lengths of pipe with loop (fuzzy part) of Velcro. Velcro can be put on pictures or small objects and those objects can then be attached to the Velcro-covered pipe. The child can then select them with eye gaze. MATERIALS: Three lengths of PVC pipe at desired width and length (about 12 to 18 inches), elbow connectors for the pipe size, two blocks of wood about 3 x 5 inches, sticky back Velcro strips. TOOLS: Hot glue gun. TITLE: Eye Gaze Frame. JOURNAL: Ideas to share: Tots n’ Tech. REF: From The New Language of Toys: Teaching Communication Skills to Children with Special Needs by Sue Schwartz, Ph.D. and Joan E. Heller Miller, Ed.M. PAGES: 1 with cover.


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