Archive for October, 2014

ILC staff trek 100km for Oxfam

Oxfam is determined to change the world by mobilising the power of people against poverty. Well they have certainly done that here at the Independent Living Centre WA (ILC) with two of our staff members Simone Robinson and Nikki Farrell joining teams Eight Feet Under and Hot to Trot for the Oxfam 100km trail walk. […]

What I want to say isn’t there! : Communication Autonomy

As an ILC Tech speech pathologist, one of the most important concepts I often need to teach others when I’m talking about augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) is ‘communication autonomy’. What does the person want to say? Do they have access to the vocabulary to say what they want to say, when they want to […]

Would the Thermomix, Therm-O-Tron help you in the kitchen?

  If you’ve been living in a cave on a deserted island in the middle of the Pacific you may not have heard about the super kitchen device otherwise known as the Thermomix. Therm-O-Tron, Bimby, Thermy or whatever the cult following of owners (similar to Tuppercultists) call their machine are all intrigued about the newest […]