Regional Demo Center: Atlantic Coast Florida

FAAST Atlantic Region Assistive Technology Demonstration Center

 

University of Central Florida Communication Disorders Clinic

3280 Progress Drive, Suite 500

Communication Disorders Clinic & Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders

Orlando, FL 32826

Main Clinic Phone: 407.882.0468

Main Clinic Fax: 407.882.0485

 

Contact FAAST ARDC Faculty/Staff

 

Nancy Harrington, M.A., CCC-SLP

(Lead AT Specialist, Assistant Regional Coordinator & Main Clinical Contact)

Nancy.Harrington@ucf.edu 

Phone:  407.882.0465

 

Jennifer Kent-Walsh, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

(Project/Center Director, Regional Coordinator & Main Administrative Contact)

jkentwalsh@ucf.edu

Phone: 407.823.4800

 

Sunshine Bush, B.A.

(Graduate Assistant & Data Coordinator)

sunshine.bush@knights.ucf.edu 

 

Pamela Resnick, M.A., CCC-SLP

(Clinical Educator & FAAST ARDC Liaison)

Pamela.Resnick@ucf.edu

Phone:  407.882.0463

 

Atlantic RDC Device Loan Program Inventory

 

April 2015 Events

  • The University of Central Florida is pleased to announce the launch of the Office of Inclusive Education Services in fall 2015!  This office will offer students with intellectual disabilities the opportunity to pursue post-secondary educational and employment-preparation experiences.  Information about this new initiative can be found on UCF's website.

    I invite you to learn more about this office at an information session on April 16, 2015, from 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. in the UCF Live Oak Event Center.  UCF administrators, faculty and staff members, and community partners will discuss the mission and activities of the new Office of Inclusive Education Services.  Light refreshments will be served.  Directions to the Live Oak Event Center and additional information about the event can be found at http://ies.sdes.ucf.edu/.

    UCF will begin accepting applications for this Inclusive Education Services initiative on April 17, 2015.  We hope to welcome five students to campus for the inaugural student cohort.  In future years, we plan for the enrollment to grow. Please share this information with others who have an interest in learning about the UCF Inclusive Education Services initiative and UCF's innovative support for students with intellectual disabilities.

    If you have questions, contact Dr. Adam Meyer, Director, Office of Student Accessibility Services in the Division of Student Development and Enrollment Services.  He can be reached at 407-823-4427 or at ies@ucf.edu.

 

Atlantic Coast RDC News

  • The FAAST ARDC congratulates Stephanie Bruining on her recent graduation with her Master of Arts in Communication Sciences and Disorders.  We thank Stephanie for her years of service and many contributions to the FAAST ARDC And look forward to following her career as a speech-language pathologist!
  • The Communication Disorders Clinic and FAAST ARDC has moved to a new location in the Central Florida Research Park!  We look forward to welcoming you to our new facility at the following location:

               FAAST Atlantic Region Assistive Technology Demonstration Center 
               University of Central Florida Communication Disorders Clinic
               3200 Progress Drive, Suite 500
               Orlando, FL 32826
 
              ARDC Phone: 407-882-0468 (unchanged)
              Nancy Harrington office: 407-882-0465 (unchanged)
              FAX:  407-882-0485   (changed)

 

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.

 

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.