Regional Demo Center: Northwest Florida

FAAST located at Hope Haven Children's Clinic & Family Center
Contact: Kelli Bloom
4600 Beach Boulevard
Jacksonville, FL 32207-4764
Voice: (904) 346-5100 / TDD: (904) 346-5141
Fax: (904) 346-5111
E-Mail: kellib@hope-haven.org
Website: http://www.hope-haven.org/ - See more at: http://www.faast.org/programs/regional-demo/northeast#sthash.KpJJhuUV.dpuf
FAAST located at Hope Haven Children's Clinic & Family Center
Contact: Kelli Bloom
4600 Beach Boulevard
Jacksonville, FL 32207-4764
Voice: (904) 346-5100 / TDD: (904) 346-5141
Fax: (904) 346-5111
E-Mail: kellib@hope-haven.org
Website: http://www.hope-haven.org/ - See more at: http://www.faast.org/programs/regional-demo/northeast#sthash.KpJJhuUV.dpuf
FAAST located at Hope Haven Children's Clinic & Family Center
Contact: Kelli Bloom
4600 Beach Boulevard
Jacksonville, FL 32207-4764
Voice: (904) 346-5100 / TDD: (904) 346-5141
Fax: (904) 346-5111
E-Mail: kellib@hope-haven.org
Website: http://www.hope-haven.org/ - See more at: http://www.faast.org/programs/regional-demo/northeast#sthash.KpJJhuUV.dpuf

FAAST Northwest Regional Demonstration Center

The Family Cafe

519 North Gadsden Street

Tallahassee, FL 32301

Voice: (850) 224-4670

Toll Free: (888) 309-2233

Fax: (850) 224-4674

E-Mail: jhansen@familycafe.net (Jesse Hansen, Outreach Coordinator)

 

Recent News

 

The Northwest Regional Demonstration Center recently held a Demonstration and Training Event at FSU on January 26, 2016.  This was an instructional event designed to increase the knowledge and skills for students enrolled in the Special Education program at FSU. An introduction of myself and an overview of FAAST was given, this included the many services and programs offered by FAAST.

During this training event Focus was given to assistive speech devices such as Sounding Board and Voz apps on the iPad, Amdi Tech/Talk and Dynavox devices were also shown to the students. A few Adaptive toys were also demonstrated. The students were able to try out and interact with the assistive technology devices. They really enjoyed getting a hands on experience and their instructor plans to have us come and do demonstrations with future groups.

 

The Northwest Regional Demonstration Center recently held a Demonstration and Training Event at the FAAST regional headquarters on December 14th, 2015.  This was an instructional event designed to increase the knowledge and skills for 17 students enrolled in the occupational therapy program at Kaiser University in Tallahassee FL. An introduction to what FAAST is and what we do was given, this included services and programs offered by FAAST.

During this training event Focus was given to visual aid and assistive speech devices. The Bierley and ViewSence electronic magnifiers were two of the magnification devices demonstrated to the students, the Keys-U-See keyboard was also shown. Sounding board on the iPad and Amdi Tech/Talk were two of the assistive speech devices shown to the students. The students really enjoyed getting a hands on experience and their instructor plans to bring future groups back each semester.

 

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Assistive Technology Demonstrations: FAAST holds regular demonstrations. These demonstrations will be both informal, as visitors are touring through the Center, and formal, with planned demonstration days.