Meet the Community Allied Health Services Team

Our team members include experienced occupational therapists and speech pathologists who have specialised knowledge about assistive equipment, technology and home modifications to help people to do everyday things and achieve their goals.

Our therapists can provide you with a comprehensive service including an assessment in your home, at your school or in the community to help you to determine the best options for you.

This may include an assessment for a wheelchair, seating or other daily living equipment. Or if changes to your home are required, such as a ramp or rail, or different access for a wheelchair or mobility device, we can help with this process too.

Following this our therapists can prescribe equipment and support you to hire, trial and obtain it.

Importantly, to give you confidence to use your equipment or technology, we can assist you to set it up and can train you in how best to use it.

Contact Alison Senior on (08) 9381 0600 or to see how we can help you.

Meet the Team 
Aliison SeniorAlison Senior, Service Coordinator
BSc (Occupational Therapy)

Alison joined the ILC in 2014, having worked in community care as an occupational therapist in Scotland for 10 years. Her knowledge and skills have been transferred to her work within the ILC, both as a therapist and service coordinator.

Alison is passionate about home modifications, design and access and looking at every aspect of a person’s day to day life, ultimately assisting them to live full and independent lives. She also has an interest in the areas of seating and wheelchair assessment, and equipment to assist people with their transfers.
Melissa Melissa Bocock – Programme Support Officer

Melissa joined the ILC in 2016 having previously worked in the UK bringing with her a wealth of service management skills and organisational knowledge. Melissa is committed to providing the administrative support to the Community Allied Health Services Team and coordinates all of the incoming referrals.
Rachael-EverisonRachel Everison, Occupational Therapist
BSc (Health Science) Masters in Occupational Therapy

Rachel joined the ILC in 2012. She is passionate about finding innovative solutions to enable people of all ages to achieve their goals and engage in meaningful occupations. She has a special interest in the areas of seating and wheelchair prescription, home modifications, recreation and paediatric equipment.
Narelle KobelkeNarelle Kobelke, Occupational Therapist
BSc (Occupational Therapy)

Narelle joined the ILC in 2016, after previously working in Melbourne and Perth as an Occupational Therapist. Narelle has extensive experience in home modifications/access and a wide range of assistive technology over the past 15 years. Narelle is enthusiastic about helping people reach their potential and to live as independently as possible.
Cheryl-Loo-webCheryl Loo, Occupational Therapist
BSc (Occupational Therapy)

Cheryl began her journey with the Independent Living Centre as a student working across Nedlands and Cockburn. At the end of her placement she accepted a fulltime position as a graduate occupational therapist. Through Cheryl’s role across the Community Allied Health Services and the Assistive Technology Services, she has gained extensive knowledge of the funding pathways in relation to assistive technology.

Cheryl is passionate working with individuals to increase their quality of life and ensure they have the right assistive technology to regain or maximize their independence. Cheryl also has an interest in home modifications and pressure management.
Emma-Van-Chastelet-web Emma Van Chastelet, Occupational Therapist
BSc (Occupational Therapy)

Emma joined the ILC in January 2016 and has gained an extensive knowledge of assistive technology and equipment options to support people in all aspects of their lives. Emma has worked with people of all ages and abilities including the ageing population right through to school students. In her role in the Community Allied Health Services team Emma provides assessments, prescribes assistive technology and provides support to enable people to achieve their goals. Emma is passionate about seating and wheelchair prescription, powered mobility, alternative access and smart technologies.
Katie-Sala-Tenna-webKatie 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.

Katie is passionate about developing her skills in working closely with AAC owners their families and other stakeholders and to support the implementation of AAC within home and community settings. Katie experience with a wide range of communication devices and is passionate about supporting AAC owners and those around them to choose and personalise their communication systems to best meet their individual needs.
SimoneSimone Robinson, Occupational Therapist (Lower South West)
BSc (Occupational Therapy)

Simone has worked with the ILC since 2004 in a variety of roles. Her primary position since 2008 has been with the Occupational Therapy Driver Assessment team, where she has provided assessments and prescribed vehicle modifications for clients in Perth metro region, as well as Northam, Bunbury and more recently Albany rural locations.

Simone has recently relocated to the Southwest and is excited to carry on the great work that the ILC has established in the region to enable people explore the possibilities and live full and meaningful lives.