Nicole Archambault, EdS, MS, CCC-SLP, CLEC, CIMI

Founder & Executive Director, Minds In Motion

Nicole is an ASHA board certified speech-language pathologist, airway & sleep literacy advocate, and certified lactation educator/counselor. Nicole has served as a graduate teaching assistant at Johns Hopkins University in the Graduate School of Education’s Mind, Brain, and Teaching program. In addition to obtaining BA and MS degrees in Speech & Hearing Sciences, Nicole also holds an advanced graduate level degree (EdS) in Brain Research (Educational Neuroscience). She is a 2016 graduate of the Mind, Brain, Teaching graduate certificate program at Johns Hopkins University. Nicole is currently the Secretary for the Academy of Applied Myofunctional Sciences (AAMS) and is the myofunctional therapy Section Leader for the American Academy of Physiological Medicine & Dentistry (AAPMD).

With a passion for teaching and writing, Nicole is a national and international speaker, as well as a published author on the topics of educational neuroscience, orofacial myofunctional therapy, airway function disorders and the autonomic nervous system, and sleep wellness in pediatrics. Her first article for The ASHA Leader (2015) on sleep-disordered breathing and tongue-ties garnered a Bronze Excel Award from Association Media & Publishing for Best Column. In 2019, Nicole presented her Capstone project from Johns Hopkins University at the World Sleep Society titled: Oral Dysfunction and Sleep Meet Education: A Four-Part Collaborative-Model for Screenings. Nicole is a profoundly honored recipient of the 2021 Licia Paskay Award from the AAPMD for Creative and Inspirational Efforts Inspiring Community. In addition, she is a 2019 recipient of the Rising Star Investigator Award from the AAMS for Great Promise in the Advancement of Medicine via Myofunctional Sciences and an eight-time recipient of the ACE award from ASHA.

Nicole is a clinical researcher, as well as a passionate advocate for interdisciplinary collaboration and public health awareness on airway health and sleep. Alongside an interdisciplinary team of colleagues on the FAIREST: Functional AIRway Evaluation Screening Tool (Pilot Study, Phase 1), her research on nasal breathing screening and tongue mobility has been published in the International Journal of Otorhinolaryngology and the Journal of Oral Rehabilitation  respectively.

Nicole is a grateful mom of two daughters and a rescue pup named Rapunzel.

Excel Award Winner

From Association Media & Publishing for Best Column

The Tongue was Involved, but What was The Trouble?

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Children get one childhood, and we get one shot at this. Let’s make it our best one.

– Nicole Archambault, 2021