Some non-verbal children could use pictures and symbols as a means of communication, except that they have hand function difficulties that make it hard for them to point to, reach, or hold onto those objects or pictures.
Eye-pointing is a simple and useful method of accessing a system of communication. An E-tran frame can be used to use eye-pointing as a means of indication of pictures, symbols, letters, numbers or words.
An E-tran frame is like an empty picture frame, made from perspex, with meaningful pictures stuck around its edges. The hole in the middle of the frame allows you to sit opposite the child and see where his/her eyes are going, so you know which item he/she is indicating.
The communication team has these E-trans specially made, and incorporates them into sessions for choice making.