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Master Thesis

Apport de la commande oculaire chez un sujet paralysé cérébral

Abstract : Cerebral palsy can lead to significant movement and/or communication disorders which, in many cases, impede the development of oral language. Augmentative and alternative communication systems may then be proposed as appropriate. To this day, only a few studies have examined the link between eye-tracking and cerebral palsy. And yet, eye-tracking has already been tried and tested in other areas. The purpose of this dissertation is to study how eye-tracking helps a child with cerebral palsy communicate and its possible benefits. First and foremost, the theoretical part of this essay aims to define precisely what cerebral palsy is. We then described the different methods relating to augmentative and alternative communication, and eye-tracking in particular. Finally, we looked at the limitations and opportunities of communication that could result from cerebral palsy. In the practical part, we have compared the language used by a child when communicating through eye-tracking versus using pictograms. Our findings support the idea that eye-tracking helps develop specific capacities, such as extra verbal communication. However, we identified that the spontaneous nature of the situation plays a major role in the implementation of an alternative communication tool.
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Bertille Cattez. Apport de la commande oculaire chez un sujet paralysé cérébral. Médecine humaine et pathologie. 2020. ⟨dumas-02939675⟩



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