ILC’s Speech Pathologists and Occupational Therapists are skilled in assessing, implementing and supporting technology in schools to maximise student participation, learning and communication. We work with students with a range of learning difficulties and disabilities including dyslexia, autism, cerebral palsy and intellectual disability.
- If you are not sure how technology could support your students or you’re not sure where to start we can support you to determine suitable technology options for your classrooms and students through our information and advisory service funded by Disability Services Commission WA (DSC).
- If you already have technology in the school such as iPads, Boardmaker software and Proloquo2Go communication app, our Technology Team runs regular professional development and training throughout the school year. We can also support you in learning how to use technology by providing individualised training and professional development for your staff. For our upcoming training visit ‘What’s On‘, or for our range of individualised training workshops visit our Training and Workshops page. We also share a range of resources and supports for communication devices, visual supports, iPads and tablets through Technology & Communication Resources.
- If technology is part of your school and you would like specialised support to meet your students’ educational needs our Speech Pathologists and Occupational Therapists are available for consultative and therapy services. We are highly experienced in working within schools to integrate technology into the curriculum and individual programs. We will work collaboratively with your staff and students to ensure they are participating and learning to the best of their ability. We work as part of the school and part of the classroom ensuring that interventions, strategies and technologies work for your students and staff. Term packages are available.
Meet the team
Tanith Brien – Speech Pathologist: B.Sc (Human Communication Science)
Tanith joined the ILC in 2015 and has a strong interest in Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC). Tanith has experience in 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.
Prue Taylor – Speech Pathologist: B.Sc (Human Communication Science)
Prue joined the ILC in 2016 and has a passion for Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) and giving everyone the chance to have a voice. Prue has experience supporting AAC users and their families within home, school and community settings. Prue is based at the Independent Living Centre head office in Nedlands and continues to be passionate about developing her skills in working with school staff to support the implementation of AAC within the education environment. Training is also a strong interest of Prue’s, with the aim of spreading the importance of AAC and it’s message.
Emma McKinley – Speech Pathologist: B.Sc (Human Communication Science)
Emma joined the ILC in 2016 and has been working within the schools team since 2017. Emma also works within ILC’s Assistive Technology Service to provide state-wide information and advice on available technology to support communication and literacy. Emma continues to be passionate about Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) and helping people of all ages to communicate within school, home, work or community settings. Emma particularly enjoys working within schools and collaborating with teaching staff to help give every student a voice.
Emma Van Chastelet – Occupational Therapist: B.Sc (Occupational Therapy)
Emma joined the ILC in 2016 and has been working within the schools team since 2017. She works within our Community Allied Health service providing assessments and prescribing Assistive Technology (AT). Emma is passionate in supporting students to develop life skills and utilise AT.
Our team has extensive training, including:
- PODD Advanced
- 4 Blocks Literacy
- Communication Partner Training – The IMPAACT Program
- Key Word Sign
- Easy English
Please contact us to discuss your school’s individual needs.
Read our ‘Assistive Technology – Helping students to access the curriculum’ booklet below.Therapy and Technology for Schools
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