University of Vermont

College of Nursing and Health Sciences
Hope Morris

Hope Morris, M.S., CCC-SLP

Clinical Associate Professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders
Clinical Instructor, College of Medicine, Psychiatry

hope morris
Office: 405 Pomeroy
Phone: (802) 656-0908
Fax: (802) 656-2528
Email: Hope.Morris@uvm.edu

Hope Morris is a clinical associate professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, clinical instructor in the College of Medicine, and an advanced practice professional in Child Psychiatry at the UVM Medical Center. She is the associate director of the Autism Assessment Clinic within the Vermont Center for Children, Youth, and Families (VCCYF) in Child Psychiatry at the UVM Medical Center.

Before coming to the university in the fall of 2008, Hope worked as a speech-language pathologist manager and autism specialist at the Center for Autism and Related Disorders, part of Kennedy Krieger Institute (KKI) and in affiliation with the Johns Hopkins Medical Institution (JHMI) in Baltimore, Maryland. Hope has also presented extensively in the community on topics related to autism spectrum disorders, and provided training of staff within KKI and JHMI. She specializes clinically in autism spectrum disorders (ASD), parent training using Hanen program, Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS), and feeding disorders in children with ASD.

Education

M.S., Towson University, Speech-Language Pathology
B.S., Old Dominion University, Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology

Publications

Morris, H. (2013). Communication and symbolic behavior scales. In F. Volkmar (Ed), Encyclopedia of Autism Spectrum Disorders (Vols. 1-5). New York: Springer.

Morris, H. (2013). Expressive dysphasia. In F. Volkmar (Ed), Encyclopedia of Autism Spectrum Disorders (Vols. 1-5). New York: Springer.

Morris, H. (2013). Expressive language. In F. Volkmar (Ed), Encyclopedia of Autism Spectrum Disorders (Vols. 1-5). New York: Springer.

Morris, H. (2013). Expressive language disorder. In F. Volkmar (Ed), Encyclopedia of Autism Spectrum Disorders (Vols. 1-5). New York: Springer.

Morris, H. (2013). Social skills intervention. In F. Volkmar (Ed), Encyclopedia of Autism Spectrum Disorders (Vols. 1-5). New York:  Springer.

Prelock, P., Calhoun, J., Morris, H., & Platt, G. (2011). Supporting parents to facilitate communication and joint attention in their young children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD), Topics in Language Disorders, 31(3), 210-234.

Selected Presentations
  • Morris, H. & Prelock P. (2015, May). Collaborative parent training to support communication in young children on the autism spectrum. Pacific Rim Conference on Disability. Honolulu, HI.
  • Morris H. & Prelock, P. (2015, April) Collaborative parent training to support communication in young children on the autism spectrum. UVM College of Nursing & Health Sciences Zeigler Research Forum. Burlington, VT.
  • Hutchins, T., Prelock, P., Morris, H., Benner, J., LaVigne, T. & Hoza, B.  (2015, November). Theory of mind competence vs. theory of mind performance: a comparison males with ASD and ADHD.  ASHA Convention, Orlando, FL.
  • Morris, H. (2014, May). Autism Screening & Early Detection. Child Psychiatry Care Conference, Burlington, VT
  • Morris, H. (2013, October). Autism Treatment Team Panel-UVM College of Medicine Lecture Series.
  • Hutchins, T. and Morris, H. (2013, April) Using Social Communication Strategies to Address Behavior Challenges in Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Webinar presentation for Vermont Family Network, Williston, VT.
  • Prelock, P. & Morris, H. (2011, November). More than words: parent training to support communication in young children with autism spectrum disorders. Poster session presented at the annual conference of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, San Diego, CA.
  • Prelock, P., & Morris, H. (2010, November). More than words: parent training to support communication in young children with autism spectrum disorders. Poster session presented at the annual conference of the Association of University Centers on Disabilities, Crystal City, VA.
  • Morris, H. (2011, October). Childhood Apraxia of Speech: Diagnostic Considerations and Focus on Treatment. Presentation for Vermont Speech-Language Hearing Association conference, Essex, VT.
Honors/Awards

ASHA Award for Continuing Education (ACE), 2004-present

Professional Affiliations

Vermont Speech-Language Hearing Association (VSHA), Programs Chair
American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA), Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC)
International Society for Autism Research (INSAR)

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