Edith Kaplan AwardCongratulations to Dr. Nancy Helm-Estabrooks, the 1st Speech-Language Pathologist to receive the Edith Kaplan Award.

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Nancy Helm-Estabrooks, Sc.D., CCC-SLP is Brewer-Smith Distinguished Professor Emerita in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Western Carolina University.

She was affiliated with the Harold Goodglass Aphasia Research Center and Boston University School of Medicine for 32 years. She also held the positions of Research Scientist at the National Center for Neurogenic Communication Disorders, University of Arizona, and Research Professor at the University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill).

She is Board Certified by the Academy of Neurologic Communication Disorder (ANCDS). Her awards include the Edith Kaplan Award from the Massachusetts Neuropsychology Society, the American Speech-Language Hearing Foundation Frank R. Kleffner Lifetime Clinical Career Award, and American Speech and Hearing Association and ANCDS Honors. She is an ASHA Fellow. Dr. Helm-Estabrooks has published over 100 peer-reviewed papers, eight books, seven standardized tests, 26 chapters, and eight aphasia therapy programs.  

She has presented over 300 scholarly papers/poster presentations, short courses, mini-seminars, and workshops to professional and scholarly conferences throughout North America, Central and South America, and Europe.

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