2018 ASHA CONVENTION PROGRAM BOOK • 109 ORAL SEMINARS • THURSDAY 1135  Supporting Motivation During Group Social Skills Interventions for Young Adults: The Role of the SLP TH 3:00PM-4:00PM / CC, 259AB (Lvl 2) Intermediate; Research AUTHOR(S): Kaitlyn Hoag, Nazareth Coll; Megan Tobin, Nazareth Coll This presentation shares data from a group social skills intervention with four young adults with ASD that were analyzed to describe the characteristics of instructional interactions. Both successful and unsuccessful strategies will be shared. Implications for designing and running successful group interventions will be discussed, and high-quality practices that can help clinicians avoid common pitfalls will be introduced. LANGUAGE DISORDERS IN ADULTS (SLP) 1136  Forever Friends: Bridging the Gap Between Senior Citizens & University Students TH 3:00PM-4:00PM / CC, 256 (Lvl 2) Introductory; Prof Educ AUTHOR(S): Alyssa Lanzi, U of South Florida; Tatiana Hernandez, U of South Florida; Alyssa Buckles Caudle, U of South Florida; Aniko Zabo, U of South Florida; Madeline Cappelli, U of South Florida; Vanessa Burshnic, U of South Florida; Marilyn Kowalski, U of South Florida; Michelle Bourgeois, U of South Florida As the population of Americans over the age of 65 grows, more individuals will require long- term care. However, often in long-term care individuals lack meaningful opportunities for social engagement. Therefore, the researchers developed an intergeneration program, “Forever Friends”, that aims to enhance communication between long-term care residents and university students to contribute to overall well being of all participants. 1137  Narrative Discourse with Aphasia Couples Therapy: Two Cases of Conduction Aphasia TH 3:00PM-4:00PM / CC, 257AB (Lvl 2) Intermediate; Research AUTHOR(S): Larry Boles, U of the Pacific; Adriana Joma, U of the Pacific This presentation will showcase two couples in Aphasia Couples Therapy (ACT), using narrative discourse to document change in an ABA single-subject design. Participants will come away knowing how to implement ACT in their own practice. 1138  Understanding Optimal Dosage Frequency & Patient Engagement on Improving Outcomes Using Digital Therapy TH 3:00PM-4:00PM / CC, 260 (Lvl 2) Intermediate; Prof Educ AUTHOR(S): Emily Dubas, Constant Therapy; Swathi Kiran, Constant Therapy; Jason Godlove, The Learning Corp Understanding the optimal intervention dosage is an important issue in aphasia rehabilitation. In this retrospective analysis of Constant Therapy data, dosage frequency is analyzed from 1828 patients post-stroke. Results show that therapy practice >2x (optimally 4x) per week resulted in significantly higher improvement rates compared to