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Strategies evolve over time

One of the first strategies that Kristin used was a combination of eye-pointing and partner assisted scanning. In the video clip below, a clinician demonstrates how it worked when Kristin was very young.

Kristin at the age of 9, seated in her wheelchair with a spelling board on the laptray
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Kristin also learned to use an eye-code strategy. Although we don't have original video of her using this strategy as a child, it was one of the first ways in which she communicated through spelling. Here she is using it as an adult.

Kristin is shown  looking to her left at an assistant who is not yet in view.
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One of the strategies she mastered a bit later was Morse code using a computer. Here is video of Kristin using her current morse code technique when interviewing a professional for work:

Kristin is shown  seated in her  power wheelchair looking at  her communication device.

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