We are starting with this basic page. These "main" pages have anywhere from 8 to 166 symbols. Even as Caroline's pages become more complex, the symbols will remain roughly in the same area. For example, the symbol for "stop" will always be around the bottom right part of the page. This enables the user to quickly find the word they want to use.
Caroline's SLP created a page specifically for "yes" and "no" with the same symbols Caroline has been using for almost a year now. This page was the easiest for Caroline to learn because she's been using yes/no on a daily basis for 7-8 months now.
Caroline practices using her eyes to target symbols with exercises like the one in this video. When she "catches" Dora with her eyes, the target moves somewhere else on the screen. The exercise increases in difficulty as it goes along. (this video was taken in January on a computer we were trying out)
Eye gaze computers allow for more than just communication. Caroline can play games or read books on the device. Here she is playing the xylophone with her eyes back in January.