Archive for the ‘Augmentative and Alternative Communication’ Category

Clean out your technology cupboards

As assistive technology continues to grow and transform, we have a noticed a change in the type of enquiries that our ILC Tech team receives. The trends are for new, sleek and compact tablets, that need to be powerful and fast, yet accessible and software compatible. Increasingly consumers are seeking wireless or Bluetooth options for […]

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 […]

Independence through Literacy- Never too early, Never too late!

How do literacy skills impact on our lives? I see a close link where literacy skills can contribute towards independence. Being able to spell allows you to speak your mind. It allows you to interact and connect with others, like sending an email or posting on Facebook. Being able to read gives you access to […]

Living the life you choose with assistive technology

Our latest blog by Athena Doropolous highlights how living in an accessible home with access to natural supports, telecare and a diverse range of assistive technologies enables her to live the life she chooses to.  Maybe some of this technology would work for you or someone you know? My name is Athena. I’m in my […]