What Can Go Wrong?
Many children will look very quickly at the item, then look away again, rather than fixing on the item for a long time. The communication partner must pay close attention to this and react appropriately, in order to have the child learn this method.
Do NOT make eye-pointing a boring ‘task’ (“Show me the boy”, “Look at the cow”, “No, you didn’t look at it properly, do it again!”)
Make it conversational and fun (silly games and items which are interesting and motivating to the child.)
Be patient. Eye pointing is a very abstract concept. It may take some children a while to grasp it. The more interesting and motivating the choices, the higher the chance for success.
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