Posts Tagged ‘AAC’

Helping to create communication accessible communities

The Independent Living Centre WA would like to wish everyone a happy Speech Pathology Week for 2017! This year’s theme is ‘Communication access: Everyone gets the message!’ Communication access is about creating a world where people with complex communication needs can communicate successfully with everyone, a world where everyone gets the message! Speech Pathology Australia […]

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 […]

Ask Yourself…. What am I assuming?

With the beginning of a new school year upon us, it is a perfect time to consider our belief systems and challenge our society’s paradigms about disability. Ask yourself these questions. What do you think when you hear ‘intellectual disability’, ‘low functioning’, ‘severe sensory impairments’, ‘non-verbal’…? What assumptions do you make based on a person’s […]

Variety Motor Mouth Camp

Have you heard of the Variety Mouth Camp? Some of our staff are thrilled to be volunteering at this exciting event this week. The Variety Motor Mouth Camp is a five day camp for children with complex communication needs who use augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) devices. It will be held at Point Walter from […]