106 • 2018 ASHA CONVENTION PROGRAM BOOK As of July 31, 2018 1111  We Speak AAC: Interprofessional Practice for Effective AAC Treatment TH 3:00PM-4:00PM / CC, 204AB (Lvl 2) Introductory; Prof Educ AUTHOR(S): Melonie Melton, New Horizons Regional Educ Ctrs; Heather Patton, New Horizons Regional Educ Ctrs; Laura Troup, New Horizons Regional Educ Ctrs; Samantha Rozakis, New Horizons Regional Educ Ctrs Successful implementation of AAC systems requires that users are immersed in their language of AAC throughout their day. A collaborative team of speech therapists, classroom teachers and administrators at a regional day program for students with autism and intellectual disabilities will discuss collaboration techniques, home connection strategies, communication partner training tips, therapy techniques and resources for meeting this goal. AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDERS (SLP) 1112  Autism & Bilingualism: What the Research Says & How to Implement in Your Clinical Practice TH 3:00PM-4:00PM / CC, 210B (Lvl 2) Intermediate; Prof Educ AUTHOR(S): Megan Thompson, Kids First Therapy Ctr Parents and other care providers often believe that children on the Autism spectrum should be monolingual. In this session, learn what the latest research says about the impact of bilingualism on language development, be able to identify the myths of bilingualism for individuals with Autism, and how to incorporate evidence-based strategies in your clinical practice. 1113  Crucial Conversations: An SLP’s Role in Diagnosing Autism TH 3:00PM-4:00PM / CC, Ballroom East Intermediate; Prof Educ AUTHOR(S): Megan Roberts, Northwestern U The autism diagnostic process often begins informally through discussions with Early Intervention therapists. Speech-language pathologists are in a unique position to have conversations about autism symptoms because language is often one of the first concerns of parents of children with autism. The purpose of this presentation is to provide therapists with practical strategies about having these conversations with families. 1114  Informal Dynamic Assessment of Social Pragmatic Communicative Competencies: Qualifying Students & Treatment Planning TH 3:00PM-4:00PM / CC, Ballroom West Intermediate; Prof Educ AUTHOR(S): Michelle Winner, Social Thinking Most standardized tests fail to explore our students’ communicative competencies in naturalistic environments. Inspired by research in social information processing, this session will demonstrate through video and discussion different informal dynamic assessment tasks that help to assess real-time social functioning and related social-academic challenges. Social- Thinking’s Social Competency Model will also be introduced. 1115  Meaningful Transitions: Speech-Language Pathologists Role in Transition Planning for Adolescents With Autism and Developmental Disabilities TH 3:00PM-4:00PM / CC, 205ABC (Lvl 2) Intermediate; Prof Educ AUTHOR(S): Twyla Perryman, U of West Georgia; Lacey Ricks, U of West Georgia; Labrita Cash-Baskett, Douglasville Children Therapy Svcs Speech-language pathologists (SLPs) have multiple responsibilities as service providers for students with Autism and Developmental Disorders, including helping to prepare students for the next phase in their lives. Transition plans should include appropriate measurable postsecondary goals based upon age-appropriate assessments. This session discusses IEP recommendations for building communication abilities and applicable skills for post-secondary employment and education. BUSINESS AND PRACTICE MANAGEMENT (GI) 1116  Home Health Medication Education: How to Ensure Compliance While Remaining Within the Scope of Practice TH 3:00PM-4:00PM / Westin, Lewis Introductory; Prof Educ AUTHOR(S): Jennifer Loehr, Encompass Health; Megan Malone, Kent St U With the new Medicare regulations mandating that home health agencies provide medication instruction to all patients, many SLP’s question their ability to perform this function while maintaining within their scope of practice. This session will provide insight for the SLP to ensure compliant and effective medication education to patient and caregivers in home care. 1117  OTC Hearing Aids: Preparing Our Practices for Change TH 3:00PM-4:00PM / CC, 208 (Lvl 2) Intermediate; Prof Educ AUTHOR(S): Joseph Montano, Weill Cornell Medicine; Amyn Amlani, U of Arkansas for Med Sciences; Jani Johnson, U of Memphis Sch of Comm Sciences & Disorders This session is developed by, and presenters invited by, Business and Practice Management. The hearing healthcare landscape is rapidly changing. Audiologists have been bombarded with information about Over-the-Counter (OTC) legislation and it is time to prepare for a modification to our service provision. Traditional methods of practice may no longer be effective or even possible. This panel will review issues related to OTC legislation including business practices, technology performance and service delivery. CRANIOFACIAL AND VELOPHARYNGEAL DISORDERS (SLP) 1118  How to Teach a Novice to Use a Variety of Cleft Adapted Bottles TH 3:00PM-4:00PM / CC, 255 (Lvl 2) Introductory; Prof Educ AUTHOR(S): Jessica Williams, Barrow Cleft & Craniofacial Ctr; Kelly Cordero, Barrow Cleft & Craniofacial Ctr; Nancy Scherer, Arizona St U Newborns with cleft palate +/- cleft lip may present with feeding problems which may hinder their weight gain over the first several months of life. Proper use of a cleft-adapted bottle can improve outcomes in this area. This presentation will use video illustrations and hands-on experiences with bottles to demonstrate how to teach novice learners to use cleft adapted bottles.