Archive for the ‘Occupational Therapy’ Category

ILC Scholarship Recipients Aim to Improve People’s Lives

ILC team members Hilary O’Connell and Michelle Conway were recently awarded the 2019 Independent Living Centre WA (ILC) Scholarships to support the work they do with people with disability and older people. First introduced in 2007, the ILC Scholarship aims to provide employees with the opportunity to develop in an area that will enable them […]

The Importance of Reablement

I often get asked what is reablement and why is it important? A 2015 survey conducted in the United Kingdom found that older people feared losing their independence more than death.  “I don’t fear death, getting old comes slowly, what I fear is becoming dependent on others and losing control. I fear losing control, my […]

Occupational therapy support enables Barbara to stay where she loves, her home

Barbara Reeve lives at home with her husband on a beautiful block in the south of Perth. One of her passions is pottery, so much so that she has her own pottery shed in the backyard so she can practise her art whenever she likes. Barbara also enjoys cooking, playing mahjong and gardening. For Barbara, […]

Life as a family of four on the autism spectrum

This month for AT Chat we invited the Bolger family from the AAA project to write about their experiences with AT and autism. It’s a sensory world Life as a family of four on the autism spectrum One of the greatest challenges of being a neurodiverse family, living in a neurotypical world, is the differences […]

OT assessment leads to Lynette’s new lease of life

With an abundance of assistive equipment items on the market it’s fairly simple to walk into a shop and buy a product you think would assist you in some way. But how do you know you are getting the best piece of equipment for you? What if the piece of equipment you choose in fact […]

What exactly is occupational therapy?

I first came across the occupational therapy (OT) profession as a 22-year-old when I worked in a hospital in Melbourne. To be completely honest I had no idea what the profession was and how occupational therapists helped people. I remember going to one of the sections of the hospital and I could smell something tasty […]