The Orofacial Myology Clinic at Alabama A & M University
Dr. Hope C. Reed is an Associate Professor in the Communicative Sciences and Disorders (CSD) Program at Alabama A & M University (AAMU). She joined the faculty in 2002. She primarily teaches coursework encompassing counseling, child language, and articulation and phonological disorders, but she has experience teaching many other courses, including craniofacial anomalies, fluency, speech and language assessment, computers in CSD, survey of speech-language pathology, and graduate and undergraduate seminars in CSD.
Dr. Reed earned her doctorate in speech-language pathology from Nova Southeastern University and her master’s degree in speech-language pathology and bachelor’s degree in special education/speech-language pathology from AAMU. Her clinical experience encompasses the public schools, private sector, home health care, Head Start, and university settings. She has worked in the field of speech-language pathology for 20 years.
Dr. Reed is the only Certified Orofacial Myologist in Alabama and established the world’s first university-based clinic for children and adults with orofacial myofunctional disorders. Her research encompassing counseling students and patients with communication and swallowing disorders and their caregivers, orofacial myofunctional disorders, health literacy, and minority success in higher education has culminated in the publication of numerous books and articles. She is frequently invited to present at international, regional, state, and local conferences on the topics of counseling, orofacial myofunctional disorders, child language, and PRAXIS passage. She also creates Web-based continuing education courses for publication.
Dr. Reed is an Associate Editor for the International Journal of Orofacial Myology and serves on the research committee for the International Association of Orofacial Myology (IAOM) as its Institutional Review Board (IRB) Chairperson. She served on the Speech and Hearing Association of Alabama’s (SHAA’s) Executive Board for 7 years, and in 2008, she received its Distinguished Service Award. In 2013, SHAA selected Dr. Reed to receive its Outstanding Clinical Achievement Award. She was honored at the 2013 American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation’s Annual Founders Breakfast, in Chicago, as a nominee for the Louis M. DiCarlo Award for Recent Clinical Achievement. In addition, she has received numerous certificates of appreciation and commendations for her service to the profession. She has also earned the Award for Continuing Education (ACE) from ASHA.
Dr. Reed holds certification/licensure from the IAOM, ASHA, the Alabama Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology (ABESPA), and the Alabama State Department of Education.