Kent-Walsh - LIFE at UCF - University of Central Florida

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Jennifer Kent-Walsh, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
Program Director & Regional Coordinator
FAAST Atlantic Region Assistive Technology Demonstration Center
University of Central Florida Communication Disorders Clinic
Overview
• FAAST Mission
• FAAST State-Wide Programs
• FAAST Regional Center Programs
The Florida Alliance for Assistive
Services and Technology
FAAST is a non-profit organization funded by the
U.S. Department of Education Rehabilitation
Services Administration (RSA) through the
Assistive Technology Act of 2004 and the State of
Florida Department of Education Division of
Vocational Rehabilitation.
FAAST Mission
• Our Mission is to improve the quality of life for all
Floridians with disabilities through advocacy and
awareness activities that increase access to and
acquisition of assistive services and technology.
• The core work of FAAST’s mission is achieved
through Regional Demonstration Centers
throughout the state.
www.faast.org
FAAST Regional Centers
• Information and
Referral
• Education and Training
• Presentations, Exhibits
and Forums
• Demonstrations of
Assistive Technology
• Resource Library
• Assessments
• Device Recycling
• Device Loans
FAAST Programs and Services
• Statewide Device
Lending
• ATBay
• Alternative Financing
• Access to Telework
• Affordable Housing
• Funding Guide
• Vendor Network
• Public Policy
Awareness
FAAST Regional Center
FAAST Atlantic Regional Center
UCF Communication Disorders
Clinic
12424 Research Parkway, Suite
155 (Research Pavilion)
Orlando, FL 32826
Voice Mail: 407-882-0468
Fax: 407-249-4774
E-mail: [email protected]
FAAST Regional Center
FAAST Central Regional Center
Tampa General Rehab Center
2 Columbia Drive
Tampa, FL 33606
Voice: 813-844-7591
Fax: 813-844-4128
E-mail: [email protected]
FAAST Regional Center
University of Miami
Mailman Center for Child Development
Contact: Ana Nevares
1601 N.W. 12th Avenue Room 2018
Miami FL, 33136
Voice/TTY: 305-243-5706
Fax: 305-243-4467
Email: [email protected]
FAAST Regional Center
FAAST NE Regional Center
Hope Haven Children’s Clinic & Family Center
4600 Beach Boulevard
Jacksonville, FL 32207-4764
Voice: 904-346-5100
TDD: 904-346-5141
Fax: 904-346-5111
E-Mail: [email protected]
FAAST Regional Center
FAAST Gulf Coast Regional Center
CIL Disability Resource Center
3600 N Pace Blvd
Pensacola, FL 32505
Voice and TDD: 850-595-5566
Fax: 850-595-5560
E-Mail: [email protected]
FAAST Headquarters
Statewide/NW Regional Center:
3333 West Pensacola Street
Building 100, Suite 140
Tallahassee, Florida 32304-2800
Contact: Andre Howard
Voice: 850-487-3278
www.faast.org
FAAST ARDC Services
• Counties Served
– Brevard, Indian River, Martin, Okeechobee,
Orange, Osceola, Palm Beach, Seminole, St.
Lucie, & Volusia
FAAST ARDC Services
• Augmentative and Alternative
Communication Assessments
– Process aiming to identify appropriate
augmentative or alternative means of
communication for individuals who cannot meet all
of their communication needs using natural speech
FAAST ARDC Services
• Augmentative and Alternative
Communication Assessments
– Process involves:
• Speech-language-cognitive testing
• Interviews with family members, related
professionals
• Natural environment observations
• Trials with a variety of devices
• Written report for therapeutic &/or funding
purposes
FAAST ARDC Services
• Assistive Technology
Demonstrations
– AT Lab
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AAC Equipment
Computer Software
Computer Access Equipment
Activities of Daily Living Equipment
FAAST ARDC Services
• AAC Therapy
– Bi-weekly therapy sessions
designed to work toward effective
application of AAC in home, school,
community environments
– Graduate SLP Clinicians
– Direct Supervision – Licensed and Certified
Speech-Language Pathologist
FAAST ARDC Services
• Special Programs
– Technology in the FAAST Lane
• Parent-Child Summer Day Camp
• Emphasis on young children, middle
schoolers or high schoolers – depending on
the year
• Focus on school-related AT & AAC
– iCan Communicate
• Collaboration with Down Syndrome
Foundation of Florida
• Mini assessments to determine identify
relevant communication apps.
FAAST ARDC Contact
• Main Phone: 407.882.0468
– Personnel
• Director / Regional Coordinator
– Jennifer Kent-Walsh, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
– [email protected]
• Dedicated Clinical Service Providers
– Interim Speech-Language Pathology
» Carolyn Buchanan, M.S., CF-SLP
» [email protected]
– Consulting Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy &
Educational Team Members
» E.g., Sandra Osborn, M.A., Matthew Press,
M.H.S., OTR/L, ATP
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