Regional Demo Center: Atlantic Coast Florida
FAAST Atlantic Region Assistive Technology Demonstration Center
University of Central Florida Communication Disorders Clinic
12424 Research Parkway, Suite 155 (Research Pavilion)
Orlando, FL 32826
Main Clinic Phone: 407.882.0468
Main Clinic Fax: 407.249.4774
Contact FAAST ARDC Faculty/Staff
Communication Disorders Clinic
12424 Research Parkway (Research Pavilion), Suite 155
Orlando, FL 32826-2215
Nancy Harrington, M.A., CCC-SLP
(Lead AT Specialist, Assistant Regional Coordinator & Main Clinical Contact)
Jennifer Kent-Walsh, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
(Project/Center Director, Regional Coordinator & Main Administrative Contact)
Stephanie Bruining Amundsen, M.A.
(Graduate Assistant & Data Coordinator)
Pamela Resnick, M.A., CCC-SLP
(Clinical Educator & FAAST ARDC Liaison)
October 2014 Events
- Down Syndrome Association of Central Florida Step Up for Down Syndrome Event
- The Howard Philips Developmental Center for Infants and Children Autism Clinic
- iCan Communicate Program – Partnership with Down Syndrome Foundation of Florida
- AAC in the Classroom Project – Partnership with United Cerebral Palsy of Central Florida East Orange Bailes Campus
Atlantic Coast RDC News
The Communication Disorders Clinic and FAAST ARDC are moving to a new location in the Central Florida Research Park at the end of 2014. A new state-of-the-art facility will open for clients in early 2015! Check back on this website in the coming months for updates.
Meet the Staff!
Sunshine Bush, BA
In summer 2014, Sunshine graduated Magna Cum Laude with her BA in Communication Sciences and Disorders from the University of Central Florida. She is currently a graduate student in the University of Central Florida’s Communication Sciences and Disorder’s Master program. She plans to graduate in 2016 and begin a career in Speech-Language Pathology. Sunshine also holds a Post-Secondary Vocational Degree in Law Enforcement. Sunshine joined the FAAST ARDC team in Fall 2014 to assume the position as Lead Graduate Assistant and Data Coordinator.
Stephanie Bruining Amundsen, M.A
Stephanie is a graduate student in Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of Central Florida (UCF), and is originally from Muskegon, Michigan. She received her B.A. in English and M.A. in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) from Michigan State University, and has taught English as a Second Language in Germany, Vienna, and San Francisco. Stephanie has served as the Lead Graduate Assistant and Data Coordinator in the FAAST ARDC since 2012. Stephanie is currently completing a thesis focused in the area of augmentative and alternative communication; she will graduate in December 2014 and begin her career in the field of medical speech-language pathology.
Nancy A. Harrington M.A., CCC-SLP
Mrs. Nancy Harrington returned to the United States in 2013 as the Lead Assistive Technology Specialist and Assistant Regional Coordinator for the FAAST ARDC. Nancy is a Speech Language Pathologist who has 31 years of clinical experience working with individuals with disability and their families. Nancy received her undergraduate degree in Speech Pathology & Audiology from the State University of New York at Geneseo in 1982 and her Master’s Degree in Speech Pathology from Hofstra University, Hempstead, New York in 1983. Nancy has worked in a variety of educational and medical settings in New York, and she worked as a team member and administrator with Enable Ireland, a specialist service for individuals with physical, sensory and learning disabilities, for nearly 20 years.
Jennifer Kent-Walsh, PhD, CCC-SLP, S-LP(C)
Dr. Jennifer Kent-Walsh is an Associate Professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders and the Principal Investigator/Director of the FAAST ARDC. Jennifer received her Bachelor of Education degree from McGill University, her Master of Science degree from Dalhousie University, and her Doctor of Philosophy from The Pennsylvania State University. Jennifer currently is active in assistive technology (AT) and augmentative and alternative communication (AAC)-related teaching, research, and clinical service activities at the University of Central Florida. Along with her research collaborator, Cathy Binger, and other faculty and student investigators, she concentrates her research efforts on developing and evaluating interventions designed to improve language and communication outcomes for children with developmental disabilities who use AAC. Jennifer enjoys grounding her research and teaching in local community contexts and frequently provides opportunities for FAAST ARDC clients to engage with student clinicians.