2018 ASHA CONVENTION PROGRAM BOOK • 107 ORAL SEMINARS • THURSDAY CULTURAL AND LINGUISTIC DIVERSITY (GI) 1119 Effective Target Selection in Accent Modification TH 3:00PM-4:00PM / CC, 153ABC (Lvl 1) Intermediate; Prof Educ AUTHOR(S): Robert McKinney, SDSU Many non-native speakers who face communication challenges related to their accents place their trust in Speech-Language Pathologists to help them become more effective communicators. Target selection is key to successful outcomes in accent modification, and SLPs can use insights from research, in combination with clinical judgement and client needs, to choose segmental and suprasegmental targets effectively and improve their results. 1120 Forging Community Partnerships To Reduce Health Disparities in African American Elders At Risk For Dementia TH 3:00PM-4:00PM / CC, 107C (Lvl 1) Intermediate; Prof Educ AUTHOR(S): Whitney Postman, Saint Louis U This session is developed by, and presenters invited by, Cultural and Linguistic Diversity. Low- income elderly minority populations experience disproportionately high prevalence of dementia, numbers of preventable hospitalizations, healthcare cost and caregiver burden. I shall demonstrate optimal practices for providing culturally and linguistically sensitive services in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology to African American elders through my partnership with a community health center in the economically distressed neighborhood of North St. Louis. 1121 Practical Strategies for Monolingual SLPs Assessing & Treating Bilingual Children TH 3:00PM-4:00PM / Westin, Harbor Ballroom II & III Intermediate; Prof Educ AUTHOR(S): Tatyana Elleseff, Rutgers U/Smart Speech Therapy LLC This presentation discusses how monolingual SLPs can perform effective evidence based practice speech-language assessments to differentiate between bilingual English language learners and bilinguals with primary language impairment. FLUENCY (SLP) 1122 Self-Perceptions of Fluency & Spontaneity During Stuttered Speech TH 3:00PM-4:00PM / CC, 160ABC (Lvl 1) Intermediate; Research AUTHOR(S): Christopher Constantino, Florida St U; Walter Manning, U of Memphis; Naomi Eichorn, U of Memphis; Eugene Buder, U of Memphis Spontaneous speech is characterized by little premeditation, effortless production, and is enjoyable/meaningful. We outline a theoretical model that emphasizes spontaneity rather than fluency to understand the experience of stuttering. We discuss the results of a study in which spontaneity and fluency were measured during the real-life conversations of people who stutter and modeled over time. Clinical implications are discussed. GLOBAL ISSUES AND PRACTICES (GI) 1123 Service Delivery to Underserved Multicultural Populations TH 3:00PM-4:00PM / CC, 107B (Lvl 1) Introductory; Prof Educ AUTHOR(S): Helen Grech, U of Malta This session is developed by, and presenters invited by, Global Issues and Practices. The purpose of this paper is to describe the current state and needs of the underserved multicultural populations. It also aims to review health services offered to these communities, identifies aspects that require attention and draws up a framework that could be applied to enhance such services, particularly speech therapy. HEARING AND TINNITUS ACROSS THE LIFESPAN (AUD) 1124 Let’s Think Outside of the Booth! Bringing Hearing Healthcare to Underserved Rural Communities TH 3:00PM-4:00PM / CC, 102AB (Lvl 1) Intermediate; Prof Educ AUTHOR(S): Melanie Buhr-Lawler, U of Wisconsin - Madison; Amy Hartman, U of Wisconsin - Madison Many individuals in remote rural communities do not currently have access to audiology care. The authors will describe hearing healthcare outreach for underserved communities in rural Wisconsin. They will discuss how these programs were developed and implemented. They will review data on the necessity and effectiveness of the projects and describe ways to incorporate hearing healthcare outreach into clinical practice. 1125 Virtual Lab: P50 Clinical Research Center for the Study of Cochlear Synaptopathy TH 3:00PM-4:00PM / CC, 252AB (Lvl 2) Intermediate; Prof Educ AUTHOR(S): Stephane Maison, Harvard Med Sch; Daniel Polley, Eaton-Peabody Labs/Mass Eye & Ear/Harvard Med Sch; Charles Liberman, Eaton-Peabody Labs/Mass Eye & Ear/Harvard Med Sch; Sharon Kujawa, Eaton-Peabody Labs/ Mass Eye & Ear/Harvard Med Sch This session is developed by, and presenters invited by, Hearing and Tinnitus Across the Lifespan. Cochlear synaptopathy, which interrupts communication between hair cells and the brain, has been well documented in animal models of noise-induced and age-related hearing loss. This virtual session will review our group’s approach to human translation by studying adult participants and human temporal bones to better understand its prevalence, diagnosis and functional consequences in individuals with and without audiometric threshold loss. HEARING, LANGUAGE, AND SPEECH IN THE DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING: BIRTH TO SCHOOL TRANSITION (GI) 1126 Inpatient Audiology & Augmentative Communication Collaboration: Comprehensive Support for Pediatric Patients With Acute Hearing Loss TH 3:00PM-4:00PM / CC, 109AB (Lvl 1) Intermediate; Prof Educ AUTHOR(S): Rachel Santiago, Boston Children’s Hosp; Kaitlyn Fitzpatrick, Boston Children’s Hosp When acute hearing loss is identified in pediatric patients in the context of complex medical admissions, multiple factors may influence access to supportive resources and interventions. At Boston Children’s Hospital, the inpatient audiology & augmentative communication teams provide interdisciplinary care and ongoing collaboration to optimize communication access. Models of service delivery, collaboration, and case studies will be reviewed.