122 • 2018 ASHA CONVENTION PROGRAM BOOK As of July 31, 2018 LITERACY ASSESSMENT AND INTERVENTION (SLP) 1242 Gender Differences in Emergent Literacy Learning From a Shared Reading Intervention With eBooks TH 6:30PM-7:30PM / CC, 210B (Lvl 2) Intermediate; Research AUTHOR(S): Susan Rvachew, McGill U; Dahlia Thompson Forrester, McGill U; Aparna Nadig, McGill U; Emily Goodwin, McGill U; Elizabeth Carolan, McGill U; Alexandre Herbay, McGill U A shared reading intervention was implemented in a school that included a large proportion of second language learners, employing volunteer readers and electronic books designed to promote print referencing. Boys with low language skills showed less emergent literacy learning relative to other children after three reading sessions. Implications for book design and shared reading interventions will be discussed. 1243 The Benefits of Group Treatment for Teens With Literacy Disorders TH 6:30PM-7:30PM / CC, 254B (Lvl 2) Intermediate; Prof Educ AUTHOR(S): Kathleen Scaler Scott, Misericordia U; Alexandra Irr, Misericordia U; Shannon Croasdale, Misericordia U; Lori Cimino, Misericordia U; Adina Rosenthal, Misericordia U The purpose of this seminar is to discuss the benefits of peer support for group treatment in teens with literacy disorders. Case studies of two teen groups and their increased investment in the treatment process will be discussed. Common factors ensuring success both within and between groups will be presented. MOTOR SPEECH DISORDERS ACROSS THE LIFESPAN (SLP) 1244 Integrating Neuroplasticity Principles Into Treatment for Pediatric Motor Speech Disorders: Rationale, Implementation and Outcome Data TH 6:30PM-7:30PM / CC, 252AB (Lvl 2) Intermediate; Prof Educ AUTHOR(S): Cynthia Fox, LSVT Global; Carol Boliek, U of Alberta This seminar will, (a) review key principles that are essential to driving activity-dependent neuroplasticity, (b) demonstrate how these principles can be integrated into treatment protocols for pediatric clients, (c) discuss fast-phase and slow-phase behavioral and neural changes in children with motor speech disorders secondary to intensive voice/ speech treatment, and (d) provide ideas for real-world implementation of intensive treatment programs. SWALLOWING/FEEDING AND ASSOCIATED DISORDERS (SLP) 1245 Dedication to Dysphagia Education: The Growth of Dysphagia Study Groups & How to Get Involved TH 6:30PM-7:30PM / CC, 102AB (Lvl 1) Introductory; Prof Educ AUTHOR(S): Monica Marks, U.S. Dept of VA - Manhattan Campus; Alice Inman, Frazier Rehab Inst/KentuckyOne Health; Rinki Varindani Desai, HealthPRO-Heritage Dysphagia education does not stop after graduate school. Practicing speech-language pathologists are expected to remain current with dysphagia research, assessments and evidence-based interventions. Dysphagia study groups have traced back to the 1980’s and are continuing to grow, to meet the continuing education demands of dysphagia clinicians today. From local groups to online forums, dysphagia groups are here to stay. 1246 Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Approaches & Challenges to Telepractice-Based Pediatric Feeding Therapy TH 6:30PM-7:30PM / CC, 104ABC (Lvl 1) Intermediate; Prof Educ AUTHOR(S): Jean Ashland, Waldo County General Hosp; Danielle Fossa, Health South Rehab Hosp; Kim Gooding, Waldo County General Hosp; Allison Sherman, Waldo County General Hosp Examining telepractice-based feeding treatment approaches through an interdisciplinary lens. How to approach pediatric feeding complications that include: medical complexity, cultural and economic barriers, growth/nutrition needs, and behavioral/sensory components. Highlighting the expertise of each team member and how the lens of each discipline offers insights to successful treatment approaches will be discussed. Case examples will be provided. TELEPRACTICE AND TECHNOLOGY (GI) 1247 Evolution of Telepractice: Deconstructing the Myths TH 6:30PM-7:30PM / CC, 151AB (Lvl 1) Intermediate; Prof Educ AUTHOR(S): Melissa Jakubowitz, ELiveNow; Robin Alvares, EBS Healthcare; Nathan Cornish-Raley, Vocovision; Joneen Lowman, U of Kentucky; Geralyn Schulz, The George Washington U; Tracy Sippl, Pediatric Communication Therapy Telepractice has exploded in the past few years and, as it grows, there are myths that continue to exist. This seminar will explore these myths to better understand what it is, & is not. Learn how to shatter these myths, understand what the real pitfalls are and become a better telepractitioner, by acquiring the knowledge & skills needed to provide quality services.