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The following therapists offer therapy services in Middle Tennessee Schools.

Helen Duhon

Owner/Speech and Language Pathologist

Helen began her career as a Speech-Language Pathologist over 25 years ago in the schools in Louisiana. In 1980, she completed her Master's Degree from Vanderbilt University. Upon completion of her graduate program, she went to work for the Nashville schools and continued employment with them as she raised three children.

During her last years with Metro Nashville Schools, she served as Lead Speech-Language Pathologist, supervising the itinerant therapists and overseeing the Speech-Language Department. This experience allowed her to work with children of many different abilities and disabilities, integrating therapy with academic instruction.

Helen began her private practice in 1997, contracting her services and the services of other professionals to a variety of companies in many different educational and health care settings. In January 1998, she opened a freestanding clinic in Franklin, TN to serve a primarily pediatric population, while continuing to meet the demands of contract services in the community. In June 2003, Helen opened a second office in the Nashville area through purchasing the private practice of Martha Lynch upon Martha's retirement. Helen plans to open a third office in Williamson County's Nolensville area in the late summer of 2013.

Helen provides evaluations and treatment for preschool/school aged children as well as for adolescents and young adults. Her years of experience have provided expertise in many different areas of disability. She has a special interest in dyslexia and severe reading and language disorders which impact learning.

Helen continues to be involved with local and national organizations, promoting the profession and services for children and adults. She served as President of the Tennessee Association of Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists (TAASLP) from 2000 to 2002. She worked with the State Department of Education to develop current standards used in identifying speech-language impaired students in the schools and assisted them in the writing of a technical manual outlining best practices and procedures. She represented Tennessee speech-language pathologists serving on an advisory council with the national organization, the American Speech-Language & Hearing Association (ASHA) from 2006 through 2008. Helen served on the Foundation Board of the Tennessee Association of Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology for six years.

Helen is licensed by the Tennessee Board of Communication Disorders and holds the Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association (ASHA). She is also a certified continuing education provider for the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA).

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