School of the Divine Child, Cork, Ireland
EagleEyes Winter 2008 Newsletter
During a program on Autism in Educational Settings last year at the Irish Institute at Boston College, participants toured the Campus School at Boston College and learned about Camera Mouse and EagleEyes.
“The training included one-to-one hands-on use of the system by the teaching staff at the school. Mary, the computer teacher, received special intense instruction so that she might be in a position to take over ownership of the program. Then five students were selected for assessment and inclusion into the program.
“Another student, Patrick, was not able to participate in much, if any, of the physical activities that went on at the school. He was able to use the Camera Mouse to play Football and other activities on the computer. The more able-bodied students were standing by the door watching Patrick and felt left out. They all wanted a try. At the end of the week, I gave out Eagle pins to the students selected to help out with the program. At a goodbye ceremony, when Patrick received his pin, he said it was the proudest day of his life.”
The School of the Divine Child has decided to put Camera Mouse in each of its classrooms.
When the next batch of EagleEyes systems is available, the plan is for Maureen to go back to Cork to allow students who can move only their eyes to try it out.