Look to Learn: Scenes and Sounds is a collection of 26 activities from Smartbox Assistive Technology designed for children and adults starting out with eye gaze. Available as an expansion pack for Look to Learn, this software focuses on interactive scenes, music and sound as well as eye gaze skills activities.
As with Look to Learn, each activity is designed to develop a different skill required for eye gaze access. With customizable content and a built in analysis tool, you will soon discover the true potential of the user.
Three new areas of learning
Look to Learn: Scenes and Soundscomes with 3 new categories of activities in the software that have been carefully designed and tested to further develop eye gaze skills.
It also introduces ‘dwell clicking’ where gaze is fixated on a point to make a selection, a key skill for accessing the computer with eye gaze.
Interactive visual scenes
The interactive visual scenes are designed to be fun and engaging in order to teach and illustrate an understanding of cause and effect. Each scene contains a range of targets designed to trigger a unique reaction, letting you explore and engage with the entire screen.
Interactive visual scenes also provide a useful tool for making cognitive assessments since you can see if the user responds appropriately to instruction.
Sounds and music
The sound and music activities provide a variety of content that enable the user to perform as well as listen. From playing the simple drum kit, guitar and xylophone to listening to the Happy Birds, there is something for all levels of eye gaze ability.
Eye gaze skills
Designed to help improve eye gaze accuracy, these activities focus on targeting, dwell clicking and exploring the screen. From controlling a racecar as it zooms round a track or popping balloons, each activity fine-tunes focus on the target and the resulting action.
Assessment and analysis
Look to Learn: Scenes and Sounds has been created together with teachers and therapists from across the UK with a focus on the need for real evidence of the ability of a user.
The option to customize some of the content maximizes the engagement with the user. The analysis tool creates a heat map to show where the user has looked on the screen during an activity. Heat maps can be saved, printed and used to measure progress and record successes.
If you are looking for a tool that helps you do assessments and analysis, regardless of application, take a closer look at Tobii Dynavox Gaze Viewer.