Eye-Gaze and Brain Computer Interface (BCI) in AAC: Therapeutic Strategies and Treatment Effectiveness


November 6-7, 2015, Pittsburgh


This conference will present evidence-based augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) therapeutic interventions for using eye-gaze or brain computer interface (BCI) as access methods. 


Katya Hill, PhD, CCC-SLP

Jane E. Huggins, PhD

Evelyn Mariperisena-Meinert, MBA, MA, CCC-SLP

Michael O’Leary, MS, CCC-SLP

Chip Clarke, MS CCC-SLP

Nancy Cleveland, RN

Darlette Navrotksi, MA, CCC-SLP

Eric Nyberg, PhD  

Mark Sauka, B.S, M.S.

Clayton Smeltz

Amy Felgemacher, BS 

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Identify and describe three (3) barriers that must be controlled to improve an individual’s learning trajectory for using eye-gaze or BCI as an alternative access method for AAC.
  2. Identify and describe three (3) procedures that will support training and treatment for an individual recommended an eye-gaze or BCI as an access method.
  3. Identify three (3) performance measures to track the effectiveness of your treatment in building the operational, linguistic, social and strategic competence of individuals using eye gaze or BCI as an access method.


This activity is offered for up to 1.0 CEUs (9.75 hours of instruction). To register for CEUs:
  1. Download, and complete the following forms.
  2. Save the files names: 151107_AACI_Lastname-Firstname.xls
  3. Send both files to ceus@aacinstitute.org
  4. CEU certificate will be sent after submitting the two forms

Note: If any difficulty is encountered in using this form, write to ceus@aacinstitute.org to request an alternative file format.