2018 ASHA CONVENTION PROGRAM BOOK • 113 ORAL SEMINARS • THURSDAY 1169  Háblame Bebé: Using Technology to Promote Language Development & Bilingualism in Hispanic Children TH 4:30PM-5:30PM / CC, 154 (Lvl 1) Intermediate; Research AUTHOR(S): Anne Larson, Utah St U; Melissa Baralt, Florida Int’l U; Carol Scheffner Hammer, Teachers Coll, Columbia U; Joanna Hokenson, Teachers Coll, Columbia U; Nicole Pearson, Utah St U; Hanna Nash, Teachers Coll, Columbia U Háblame Bebé (Talk To Me Baby) is a Spanish app that teaches Hispanic mothers how to use “Language Nutrition” with their infants and toddlers, and about the importance of sociolinguistic pride in being bilingual. This session presents findings on the outcomes associated with using the app with children from low-income backgrounds who are at-risk for developing language delays. FLUENCY (SLP) 1170  Stuttering, Social Anxiety Disorder, Stuttered Speech Syndrome: A Psychiatrist & a SLP Discuss the Issues TH 4:30PM-5:30PM / CC, 161 (Lvl 1) Intermediate; Prof Educ AUTHOR(S): Gerald Maguire, U of California- Riverside Sch of Medicine; Lawrence Molt, Auburn U Neuroprocesses Research Lab Recently, controversy has emerged surrounding the presence and role of social anxiety disorder (SAD) as a comorbid disorder in individuals with childhood onset fluency disorder (stuttering), including screening for SAD and referral to a mental health profession for treatment of the SAD component. A psychiatrist and a SLP each familiar with both disorders discuss the similarities, differences, and issues. GLOBAL ISSUES AND PRACTICES (GI) 1171  Global Work: Collaborative Projects for the Underserved & Unserved TH 4:30PM-5:30PM / CC, 255 (Lvl 2) Intermediate; Prof Educ AUTHOR(S): Sandra Levey, City U of New York; Li-Rong Lilly Cheng, San Diego St U; Elizabeth Chafcouloff, Speech Therapy Cambodia Collaborative projects allow those with expertise to share their knowledge, strategies, methods, and technologies for assisting the populations who require these services. Through collaboration, improved approaches result for supporting populations with health needs. These projects can be international, national, interdisciplinary, or academic collaborations. This presentation will describe three collaborative projects and show their positive effects on target populations. HEALTH LITERACY AND COMMUNICATION (GI) 1172  How Do I Use Health Literacy Screening Tools to Improve Communication With Patients? TH 4:30PM-5:30PM / CC, 103 (Lvl 1) Introductory; Prof Educ AUTHOR(S): Mary Habegger, Vitality to You by Genesis Rehab Servs; Brianne Siciliano, Vitality to You by Genesis Rehab Servs; Laura Caron- Parker, Vitality to You by Genesis Rehab Servs We pride ourselves in taking time with our patients and creating agreed upon treatment plans. However, do we have a clear understanding of our patient’s comprehension of what has been communicated? Only 12% of adults have proficient health literacy according to the National Assessment of Adult Literacy. We play a significant role in addressing health literacy with our patients. HEARING AND TINNITUS ACROSS THE LIFESPAN (AUD) 1173  Audiological Correlates in Rheumatoid Diseases TH 4:30PM-5:30PM / CC, 109AB (Lvl 1) Intermediate; Prof Educ AUTHOR(S): Susan Dillmuth Miller, East Stroudsburg U; LuAnn Batson-Magnuson, East Stroudsburg U; Emily Doll, Colonial IU 20; Kerry Adams, East Stroudsburg U Rheumatic diseases are characterized by inflammation in joints, muscles, and for some organs of the body including the brain. Hearing loss has been found in patients with rheumatic diseases. This presentation will discuss current research findings and the preliminary findings of an on-going research project examining audiological characteristics in patients with rheumatoid disease. Clinical applications will be discussed. 1174  The Power & Potential of Big Data in Cochlear Implants TH 4:30PM-5:30PM / CC, 108 (Lvl 1) Intermediate; Research AUTHOR(S): Erin Schafer, U of North Texas; Jedidiah Grisel, Auditory Implant Initiative This presentation will summarize aggregate data from 33 cochlear implant centers in the United States tracking outcomes on approximately 2300 pediatric and adult recipients. Pre- and post-operative surgical and audiometric data will be presented. Initial research with the database reports outcomes in older adults, develops biostatistical tools to interconvert outcome measures, and determines candidacy for implantation using a software-based screening. 1175  Virtual Lab: Relationship among Tinnitus, Neural Plasticity and the Somatosensory System TH 4:30PM-5:30PM / CC, 252AB (Lvl 2) Intermediate; Prof Educ AUTHOR(S): Susan Shore, U of Michigan This session is developed by, and presenters invited by, Hearing and Tinnitus Across the Lifespan and Hearing, Tinnitus, and Vestibular Science. Step (virtually) into the labs of Dr. Susan Shore, renowned for her work in tinnitus. Her latest groundbreaking research is in somatosensory tinnitus and has shown a relationship between the somatosensory system, cochlear nucleus and tinnitus and a possible treatment for this type of tinnitus. This session will highlight the importance of bench research as it translates to clinical work. HEARING, LANGUAGE, AND SPEECH IN THE DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING: BIRTH TO SCHOOL TRANSITION (GI) 1176  Outcomes of an Intensive Summer Literacy Program for Children With Hearing Loss From Low-Income Backgrounds TH 4:30PM-5:30PM / CC, 106 (Lvl 1) Intermediate; Prof Educ AUTHOR(S): Sharlene Wilson Ottley, The River Sch/Chattering Children; Caryn Heskey, The River Sch/Chattering Children; Lauren Walence, The River Sch/Chattering Children The Intensive Literacy Enrichment Activities for Diverse Backgrounds (I-LEAD) project was designed to meet the needs of children with hearing loss from low-income backgrounds. Interactive reading techniques were used to improve vocabulary and language skills. Vocabulary selection and instruction strategies will be discussed. Preliminary results revealed significant improvement (p=0.01) in receptive vocabulary following the intervention.