NLCSD Fellows

Helen Armstrong

Helen Armstrong

University of Arizona -  D/HH

Helen Armstrong, CCC-SLP, CTD, holds American and Canadian certifications as a speech-language pathologist and certification as a teacher of the deaf in Canada.  She is a dual citizen of the United States and Canada with more than thirty years of experience as an educator.  She has worked as an itinerant teacher of the deaf, resource teacher, and speech-language pathologist in mainstream and center school settings.  Ms. Armstrong has served on several professional association executive boards and remains active with local and national initiatives. 

She received her Masters of Education degree from Western Oregon University, majoring in speech-language pathology and deaf education.  She obtained a Bachelor of Science in Education degree from University of Oregon majoring in speech-language pathology and special education.

Ms. Armstrong is a first year doctoral student at the University of Arizona, College of Education, Department of Disability and Psychoeducational Studies - Special Education, focusing on Deaf Studies.  Dr. Shirin Antia is her major advisor.  Her minor is Educational Leadership.  She is the recipient of the University of Arizona College of Education Dean’s Fellowship and is a graduate research assistant for the department.  In addition, she was awarded the National Leadership Consortium in Sensory Disabilities Fellowship. 

Areas of research interest include risk and resilience among children in mainstream settings, communication and academic outcomes for children with cochlear implants with additional conditions, and bilingual-bicultural educational policies pertaining to children who are d/Deaf or hard of hearing.