A member of the Alabama A&M University faculty has been recognized for her contributions to clinical practice by a national organization.
Dr. Hope Reed, an associate professor in AAMU’s Communicative Sciences and Disorders Program, was recognized at the recent American Speech-Language-
Hearing Foundation’s Annual Founders Breakfast at the Association’s convention in Chicago. Reed was a nominee for the coveted Louis M. DiCarlo Award, stemming from her previous distinction as the Speech and Hearing Association of Alabama’s (SHAA’s) Distinguished Clinical Achievement Award last year for her work in orofacial myology.
Dr. Reed remains the only certified orofacial myologist (C.O.M.) in Alabama and holds the distinction of operating the world’s first university-based orofacial myology clinic. She voluntarily consults and assists other universities in opening their own, similar clinics.
Moreover, Reed has published in the International Journal of Orofacial Myology (IJOM) and is presently serving as an associate editor for the publication. She serves on the International Association of Orofacial Myology’s (IAOM’s) Research Committee and also assisted in drafting the organization’s telepractice guidelines. The IAOM has graciously recognized Dr. Reed for her service on numerous occasions.
She is often an invited presenter for dental societies as well as state, regional, national, and international speech-language pathology organizations, where she speaks about diagnostics and treatment relating to orofacial myofunctional disorders.