Meet the Technology Team

The ILC Tech team can help you with the following technologies:
  • AAC devices: Proloquo2Go, TouchChat, PODD for Compass, Minspeak (Accent, Vantage Lite), Novachat, Liberator Rugged, LAMP Words for Life, Dynavox
  • Communication and computer access software: Tobii Communicator, The Grid 2, eye gaze, switching
  • Literacy and learning software: Texthelp, Word Q, Speak Q, Dragon Naturally Speaking, Clicker, Co Writer, iPad apps
Our therapists hold additional qualifications in:
  • Key Word Sign
  • Talking Mats
  • Pragmatic Organisation Dynamic Display (PODD) Communication Books
  • Four Blocks Approach to Literacy
  • Hanen: It Takes Two to Talk, More Than Words, Learning Language and Loving It
  • PROMPT: Introductory, Bridging to Intervention
  • Texthelp
  • Language Acquisition Through Motor Plannning (LAMP)

Linda TranLinda Tran

Occupational Therapist

B.Sc (Occupational Therapy)

Linda joined the ILC team in 2012 and works across the Assistive Equipment Service and ILC Tech. Linda is experienced in working with a range of individuals in the areas of computer access, environmental control, telecommunications and literacy technologies. She is interested in all things assistive technology and co-runs the Assistive Technology Interest Group.

Lauren FarrellLauren Farrell

Occupational Therapist

B.Sc (Occupational Therapy)

Lauren joined the ILC team in 2012 and enjoys going out on the rural and remote trips to communities and towns to share her knowledge and to help bring technology to rural areas. As an OT on the Tech team Lauren has experience working with clients to explore computer access, communication access relating to telecommunications, literacy supports, home modifications and universal housing design as well as the mounting of devices to mobility equipment. Lauren is dedicated to furthering her professional development through networking and attending professional development events.

Jessica RigdenJessica Rigden

Occupational Therapist

B.Sc (Occupational Therapy)

Jessica joined the ILC Tech Team in 2011 and is passionate about working with clients to explore how assistive technology can enable them to live more independent and fulfilling lives. Jessica has specialised knowledge in the areas of computer access, environmental control technology, mounting, literacy technologies, tablet technology, switching and eye gaze technology. She has delivered training on assistive technology to people with disabilities, carers, health professionals and educators in a wide variety of settings.

Tanith BrienTanith Brien

Speech Pathologist

B.Sc Hons. (Human Communication Science)

Tanith joined the ILC Tech Team in 2015, and has a strong interest in Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC). Tanith has experience supporting AAC users and their families within home, school and community settings and continues to be passionate about developing her skills in working closely with school teams to support the implementation of AAC within the education setting. Tanith has hands on experience with a wide range of communication devices and enjoys supporting AAC users and those around them to select and personalise their communication systems to best meet their needs.

EmmaEmma McKinley

Speech Pathologist

B.Sc (Human Communication Science)

Emma joined the ILC Tech Team in 2016. She has experience working with adults and children with a range of communication difficulties. Emma has always had a passion for Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) and helping people to communicate throughout their everyday lives. She spent the past two years in rural north Western Australia where she enjoyed working with a diverse range of clients and families.

Prue TaylorPrue Taylor

Speech Pathologist

B.Sc (Human Communication Science)

Prue joined the ILC Tech Team in 2016 and has a strong interest in Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC). Prue has experience supporting AAC users and their families within home, school and community settings. Prue is based at the Independent Living Centre and continues to be passionate about developing her skills in working with school teams to support the implementation of AAC within the education setting.

Katie Sala-Tenna

Speech Pathologist

BSc (Speech Pathology)

Katie joined the ILC in 2017, and has a passion for literacy and Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC). Katie has experience supporting AAC owners and their families within home, school and community settings. Katie also has experience in supporting individuals utilise assistive technology to support their literacy skills.

Pip PattersonPip Patterson

Therapy Assistant

Pip joined the ILC Tech Team in 2013 and enjoys working in the disability sector and sees it as a privilege to be able to help people from all walks of life. She has extensive knowledge in the Boardmaker software, AAC devices, computer access equipment, tablet technology and equipment mounting.