updated February 25, 2013
April, 2012: Lynne was interviewed for an article in Cityview Magazine. Here is the link to the article. Scroll down about halfway to see Lynne's piece.
Spring 2012: The READ Center has relocated from the Kingston Pike location in Bearden to the PCSG main offices on Weisgarber Road.
June 2011: Below is a link to a news article from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association on speech-language pathology medical review guidelines. Lynne Harmon, PCSG president, is a member of the ad-hoc committee that developed this important document.
July 2009: Parent-Child Services Group regretfully announces the passing of D'Alice, Lynne's wonderful dog, who was a regular at the PCSG main office for many years. Many children enjoyed the company of D'Alice over the years, and we considered her a valued staff member! For D'Alice's photo card, click here.
2008: Knoxville, TN - Lynne F. Harmon, President of the Parent-Child Services Group, Inc., was awarded the American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation's Louis M. Di Carlo Award for Recent Clinical Achievement Award during the recent 2008 Convention of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) in Chicago, IL.
The honor recognizes an individual’s significant accomplishments in the advancement of clinical service in speech-language pathology and/or audiology. The recipient is chosen from among individuals nominated by state speech-language-hearing associations throughout the country.
Lynne Harmon is honored for her leadership in facilitating legislation within a coalition to assure insurance coverage for communication intervention for Tennessee's children with autism. Once the Autism Equity Act of Tennessee became law, she developed a reference manual presented to insurance agency medical directors throughout the state to assist with appropriate implementation. She also developed parent education materials on the law and disseminated national guidelines for evidence-based clinical service delivery by speech-language pathologists to raise awareness of preferred practice patterns in service to children with autism. The ASHFoundation recognizes Harmon for her untiring advocacy which has increased frequency and intensity of services by communication professionals for children with autism throughout the state.
"I'm humbled and overwhelmed by this award," Lynne says. "This was the work of many Tennesseans and is a proud accomplishment for our state. Without my colleagues, fellow professionals, and my husband, the effort to raise this type of awareness and obtain this important legislation would have failed. This award honors the work of members of TAASLP (Tennessee Association of Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists), the Tennessee Disability Coalition, and families of children with autism who worked so hard to help pass the Autism Equity Act in 2006. It also honors our politicians who wisely voted unanimously to pass this law."
The annual ASHA convention is the most comprehensive development conference for speech-language pathologists, audiologists, and speech, language and hearing scientists. It features more than 1,500 educational sessions that highlight the latest developments in research and clinical practices for professionals who provide services in schools, hospitals, health care centers, rehabilitation clinics, and other practice settings.
The American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation is a charitable organization that promotes a better quality of life for children and adults with communication disorders. Its mission is to advance knowledge about the causes and treatment of hearing, speech, and language problems. The ASHFoundation also raises funds from individuals, corporations, and organizations to support research, graduate education, and special projects that foster discovery and innovation in the field of communication sciences.
The ASHFoundation is affiliated with the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) the national professional, scientific, and credentialing association for more than 130,000 audiologists, speech-language pathologists, and speech, language, and hearing scientists. Audiologists specialize in preventing and assessing hearing disorders as well as providing audiologic treatment including hearing aids. Speech-language pathologists identify, assess, and treat speech and language problems including swallowing disorders