Beldon occupational therapist gets ticket to go on study tour


Scholarship winner Rachel Everison, centre, with Independent Living Centre board chairwoman Melissa Bramley and board member Kay Cox.
Scholarship winner Rachel Everison, centre, with Independent Living Centre board chairwoman Melissa Bramley and board member Kay Cox.

BELDON occupational therapist Rachel Everison has won a scholarship to further her studies.

The Independent Living Centre WA employee received one of the four scholarships provided by the non-profit organisation.

Valued at $5000, it will allow Ms Everison to undertake an educational study tour around Australia investigating the assistive technology needs of people with hearing impairment, such as alerting, assistive listening and communication devices.

She hoped to gain greater understanding of items frequently prescribed by WA therapists, as well as emerging technologies.

“There is such a huge range of assistive equipment and technology items available on the market,” she said.

“My aim is that by undertaking this course, I will have a greater understanding of equipment and technology options for people with hearing impairment, which will enable me to deliver the highest-quality services to these individuals.”