2018 ASHA CONVENTION PROGRAM BOOK • 121 ORAL SEMINARS • THURSDAY LANGUAGE AND LEARNING IN SCHOOL-AGE INDIVIDUALS (SLP) 1234  How To Help Students Evolve From Narratives To Expository Text Comprehension, Oral & Written Expression TH 6:30PM-7:30PM / CC, 259AB (Lvl 2) Intermediate; Prof Educ AUTHOR(S): Maryellen Moreau, MindWing Concepts The presenter will discuss a developmental trajectory of expository text structures correlated with Stages of Narrative Development. She will share a rubric for expository text for progress monitoring and developing instructional goals. Informational texts and other age-appropriate resources will be demonstrated with the icon-based expository text structures of Story Grammar Marker® for intervention in expository text comprehension, oral & written expression. 1235  Practical Dynamic Assessment – Using the Test- Teach-Test Model for Confident Qualification Decisions & Rapid Goal Writing TH 6:30PM-7:30PM / CC, 157ABC (Lvl 1) Intermediate; Prof Educ AUTHOR(S): Ellen Kester, Bilinguistics Standardized tests give us a snapshot of students’ language abilities. However, they don’t tell us whether areas of difficulty are due to a lack of experience often related to socio-economic or cultural differences. Learn how to effectively implement 3-5-minute dynamic teaching sessions that yield powerful information to accurately diagnose children, choose goals, and determine necessary levels of support. 1236  Simultaneously Address Language, Literacy & Speech Challenges With Multi Linguistic Interventions TH 6:30PM-7:30PM / CC, 211 (Lvl 2) Intermediate; Prof Educ AUTHOR(S): Marianne Nice, Language & Learning Connections; Amy Leone, Oyster River Sch Dist Examine the evolving efficacy in support of multilinguistic interventions and how these intervention principles may improve your speech and language instruction as well as support literacy practices. Practical strategies, tools and videos will accompany this session with the goal of maximizing your instruction and closing achievement gaps in literacy. Specific ideas for interdisciplinary practice and collaboration will also be featured. 1237  Strategies for SLPs Working With Children Who Have Challenging Behaviors TH 6:30PM-7:30PM / CC, 253AB (Lvl 2) Introductory; Prof Educ AUTHOR(S): Lesley Becker, U of Cincinnati; Nancy Creaghead, U of Cincinnati; Sisan Walker Angel, U of Cincinnati; Michelle Leon, U of Cincinnati; Emily Ciesielski, U of Cincinnati; Lauren Prather, U of Cincinnati The co-occurrence of language disorders and emotional/behavioral disturbances in young children has been well-documented. SLPs must be trauma-informed and prepared to deal with disruptive behaviors for effective service delivery. In this session, we will discuss evidence-based approaches for supporting positive behavior in children. Additionally, we will cover strategies to de- escalate difficult behaviors in children with communication disorders. LANGUAGE DISORDERS IN ADULTS (SLP) 1238  Aphasia Connects: Engaging Individuals With Aphasia With Community Volunteer Opportunities TH 6:30PM-7:30PM / CC, 256 (Lvl 2) Intermediate; Prof Educ AUTHOR(S): Maura English Silverman, Triangle Aphasia Project Unlimited; Candace Seibert, Triangle Aphasia Project Unlimited; Kristine Strobbia, Triangle Aphasia Project Unlimited Aphasia Connects’ inter-generational reading project provided a bridge to purposeful engagement utilizing age-specific communication partner training. Acquiring more than communication skills, results support increase in empathy, self-worth and satisfaction across the participants. Specific clinical approaches and cases will be shared to provide a tangible model that SLP’s can adopt for LPAA goal setting in their own environment. 1239  Exploring Outcomes by Race/Ethnicity With the ASHA NOMS TH 6:30PM-7:30PM / CC, 257AB (Lvl 2) Intermediate; Research AUTHOR(S): Gloriajean Wallace, Howard U; Robert Mullen, ASHA For this study, data from the ASHA NOMS was used to explore outcomes for Whites, African Americans, and Latinos/Hispanics with aphasia who were outpatients and residents of skilled nursing facilities. Data for 27, 000 cases were analyzed for the years 1998-2016 to compare outcomes by race/ethnicity. Implications for treatment that promote positive outcomes are discussed with participants. 1240  Participation at Every Level: Aphasia Tones Choir Protocol & SLP’s Role in Promoting Access TH 6:30PM-7:30PM / Westin, Burroughs Intermediate; Prof Educ AUTHOR(S): Madison Cano Fox, Stanford Health Care; Marian Alonso, Summit Medical Ctr; Ellen Bernstein-Ellis, CSU, East Bay This presentation describes inclusive rehearsal and performance elements, adaptations, and strategies developed over eight years of leading the life participation Aphasia Tones choir. The role of the SLP in creating “choir ramps” to facilitate participation will be highlighted. Topics will include integrating evidence-based practices into rehearsals, navigating linguistic and music-based challenges, and fostering group cohesion and pride. LEADERSHIP, ETHICS, AND PROFESSIONAL ISSUES (GI) 1241  Help! I Have an Idea for a New Program, but I Can’t Get It Started! TH 6:30PM-7:30PM / Westin, Harbor Ballroom I Intermediate; Prof Educ AUTHOR(S): Natalie Douglas, Central Michigan U; Jennifer Brush, Brush Dev’mt This presentation is designed to help speech- language pathologists and other team members work through the stages of change as you implement new programs in your setting. Packed with practical suggestions to support staff buy-in, this presentation highlights key strategies for the creation of teams, program implementation, and effective leadership. It takes a team, so let’s get started!