2018 ASHA CONVENTION PROGRAM BOOK • 141 ORAL SEMINARS • FRIDAY 1431  The EDEC Tool for American, Mandarin Chinese, Native American, Spanish, Korean, & Mexican American Children FR 1:00PM-2:00PM / Westin, Harbor Ballroom II & III Intermediate; Research AUTHOR(S): Krista Wilkinson, Pennsylvania St U; Ji Young Na, Korea Nazarene U; Jiali Liang, Pennsylvania St U; Gabriela Rangel- Rodríguez, U Autonoma de Barcelona; Emma Crawford, Pennsylvania St U; Karla Armendariz, Pennsylvania St U The EDEC tool is for children with complex communication needs. It was piloted for American, Spanish, Mexican-American, Native American, Korean, and Mandarin Chinese families. Our aim was to solicit information regarding emotional communication that is expected to vary either by individual family unit or by cultural community. It will better equip professionals to incorporate family and cultural norms into intervention. GLOBAL ISSUES AND PRACTICES (GI) 1432  International Perspectives on Services for People With Autism Spectrum Disorder FR 1:00PM-2:00PM / CC, 152 (Lvl 1) Intermediate; Prof Educ AUTHOR(S): Christine Maul, Fresno St U Practices in the countries of England, Scotland, Ireland, and Japan in delivering services to children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) will be discussed and compared topractices in the United States. Particular attention will be given to the extent to which applied behavior analysis (ABA), considered to be an efficacious treatment in the U.S., is regarded in those four countries. HEARING AND TINNITUS ACROSS THE LIFESPAN (AUD) 1433  Clinical Implications of the Tinnitus Retraining Therapy Trial FR 1:00PM-2:00PM / CC, 109AB (Lvl 1) Intermediate; Prof Educ AUTHOR(S): Sue Ann Erdman, ARCCS; Roberta Scherer, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg Sch of Public Health; Susan Gold, UMMC-Retired; Craig Formby, U of Alabama A randomized clinical trial of Tinnitus Retraining Therapy (TRT) was conducted to evaluate the efficacy of TRT and its components of directive counseling and sound therapy. Participants in three treatment arms – full TRT, partial TRT (featuring a placebo sound generator), and a standardized patient-centered control condition - demonstrated similar benefits on outcome measures. Design, results and clinical implications are discussed. 1434  Hearing & Developmental Disability Across the Lifespan: A Public Health Research Model FR 1:00PM-2:00PM / CC, 107C (Lvl 1) Introductory; Research AUTHOR(S): Deanna Hughes, Chapman U; Judith Montgomery, Chapman U; Gilbert Herer, Chapman U Individuals with developmental disabilities may experience increased rates of hearing loss compared to typical peers throughout the lifespan making successful hearing screening a critical public health concern. This research compared community-based hearing screening findings in participants with developmental disabilities in an adult day program to controls. Results suggested that individuals with disabilities had significantly higher rates of failed hearing screenings. HEARING, LANGUAGE, AND SPEECH IN THE DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING: BIRTH TO SCHOOL TRANSITION (GI) 1435  Not Just Small Talk: Coaching & Tracking Parent Engagement Using LENA Technology FR 1:00PM-2:00PM / CC, 105 (Lvl 1) Introductory; Prof Educ AUTHOR(S): Kayley Mayer, Mountain Lakes EIP/Sound Start Babies Bringing data to practice, the COMPASS Project uses LENA technology to coach families in providing an optimal language environment for their child with hearing loss. Current research reveals conversational interaction as the prominent activator of language centers in the brain. Tracking quality and quantity, the critical window in early intervention can be capitalized on in everyday activities with sustainable results. 1436  Virtual Lab: Examining How Cochlear Health Relates to Performance With a Cochlear Implant FR 1:00PM-2:00PM / CC, 252AB (Lvl 2) Intermediate; Prof Educ AUTHOR(S): Kara Leyzac, U of Michigan; Deborah Colesa, U of Michigan; Aaron Hughes, U of Michigan; Teresa Zwolan, U of Michigan; Bryan Pfingst, U of Michigan This session is developed by, and presenters invited by, Hearing, Language, and Speech in the Deaf and Hard of Hearing: Birth to School Transition and Hearing, Tinnitus, and Vestibular Science. Hearing and/or structure preservation is assumed to be important to maximize success in patients with cochlear implants (CIs), but, this relationship is actually not well understood. Attendees will be able to step into this lab (virtually) where animal models (guinea pigs) and human subjects are used in tandem to better understand the relationship between cochlear health and CI outcomes. HEARING, TINNITUS, AND VESTIBULAR SCIENCE (AUD) 1437  Adult Cochlear Implant Outcomes: What Do We Know & How Can We Drive Improvement? FR 1:00PM-2:00PM / CC, 107A (Lvl 1) Intermediate; Research AUTHOR(S): Rene Gifford, Vanderbilt U Med Ctr; Jack Noble, Vanderbilt U; Jourdan Holder, Vanderbilt U Med Ctr; Katelyn Berg, Vanderbilt U; Robert Dwyer, Vanderbilt U Med Ctr; Linsey Sunderhaus, Vanderbilt U Med Ctr; Jace Wolfe, U of Oklahoma Health Sciences Ctr; Michelle Blanchard, Tampa Bay Hearing & Balance; Benoit Dawant, Vanderbilt U; Robert Labadie, Vanderbilt U Med Ctr We have seen little improvement in speech recognition for adult cochlear implant (CI) recipients despite significant advances in signal processing, electrode design, surgical approaches, and expanded criteria. We will present aggregate clinic data and evidence driving improvement including upper/lower stimulation levels, CI wear time, maximizing independent channels, stimulation rates, and consideration of electrode scalar location for modern-day implant recipients.