2018 ASHA CONVENTION PROGRAM BOOK • 143 ORAL SEMINARS • FRIDAY 1445  The Trauma Smart Speech- Language Pathologist FR 1:00PM-2:00PM / CC, 253C (Lvl 2) Introductory; Prof Educ AUTHOR(S): Jennifer Friedman, Trauma Smart Speech-language pathologists are directly impacted by the high prevalence of trauma and are uniquely positioned to collaborate with other professionals to create more trauma- informed environments. This training session will provide SLPs with the understanding of how trauma impacts learning and health outcomes. Participants will recognize their role in fostering resilience and learn steps to support clients to promote learning. LANGUAGE DISORDERS IN ADULTS (SLP) 1446  Root Cause Analysis of Cognitive-Communication Impairments in Adults With Mild Cognitive Impairment FR 1:00PM-2:00PM / Westin, Commonwealth C Intermediate; Prof Educ AUTHOR(S): Jordan Bowman, Genesis Rehab Svcs This seminar aims to inspire Speech-Language Pathologists to utilize clinical analysis skills to determine root cause of patient’s cognitive communication deficits resulting from MCI. We will analyze cognitive stimulation approaches and functional interventions to determine appropriate evidence-based treatment strategies. We will examine patient advocacy opportunities including the SLP’s role in reducing hospital readmissions in individuals with cognitive decline. 1447  The State of Aphasia in North America FR 1:00PM-2:00PM / Westin, Harbor Ballroom I Intermediate; Prof Educ AUTHOR(S): Nina Simmons Mackie, Southeastern Louisiana U; Elizabeth Hoover, Boston U; Ruth Fink, Moss Rehab Research Inst This session is developed by, and presenters invited by, Language Disorders in Adults. Aphasia affects millions of people in North America, yet comprehensive incidence and prevalence statistics of aphasia have been unclear. This presentation will describe the frequency of aphasia in North America, relevant epidemiology, life consequences of aphasia, communication access issues and a description of services and service gaps. Critical recommendations will be shared to improve care for people living with aphasia. 1448  Validating the Subjective Experience of Inner Speech in Aphasia FR 1:00PM-2:00PM / Westin, Lewis Intermediate; Research AUTHOR(S): Mackenzie Fama, Georgetown U; Mary Henderson, Georgetown U; Sarah Snider, Georgetown U; William Hayward, Georgetown U; Rhonda Friedman, Georgetown U; Peter Turkeltaub, Georgetown U Individuals with aphasia often report that they can say words in their head that they cannot say out loud. Here, we summarize results from a series of our studies examining this subjective experience of “inner speech” in aphasia. Converging evidence from behavioral and brain-based analyses shows that the experience of inner speech is meaningful and related to lexical retrieval. LANGUAGE IN INFANTS THROUGH PRESCHOOLERS (SLP) 1449  Best Practices for Assessment & Treatment of Speech Development in Early Intervention FR 1:00PM-2:00PM / CC, 259AB (Lvl 2) Intermediate; Prof Educ AUTHOR(S): Corey Cassidy, Radford U; Cynthia Core, The George Washington U This session will review typical development of speech sound production and the nature of speech production in children under age three years and children with language delays or disorders. We will review best practices for assessment of speech abilities in young children. Participants will learn family- centered strategies to facilitate speech sound development within everyday activities and routines in early intervention. 1450  Books from Birth: Creating a Culture of Literacy Through Collective Impact FR 1:00PM-2:00PM / CC, 260 (Lvl 2) Intermediate; Research AUTHOR(S): Jennifer Stone Christensen, U of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Sheresa Blanchard, ECU How do you create a ‘culture of literacy’ to ensure all babies are raised in language-rich environments they need to thrive? By uniting the entire community to invest in emergent literacy, says one county in North Carolina. This session will describe the program and the investigation that was conducted to evaluate its impact. LEADERSHIP, ETHICS, AND PROFESSIONAL ISSUES (GI) 1451  Innovative Solutions to Four Main Challenges When Starting or Running a SLP Private Practice FR 1:00PM-2:00PM / Westin, Grand Ballroom CD Introductory; Prof Educ AUTHOR(S): Scott Prath, Bilinguistics Speech & Language Svcs; Ellen Kester, Bilinguistics Speech & Language Svcs; Edwin Brown, Therapitas While the need for speech language pathology services continues to grow nationally, barriers to opening and running a successful clinic remain high. Reimbursement reductions, insurance changes, staffing shortages, and challenges associated with serving diverse communities all contribute to clinic difficulties. This presentation will focus on solutions for four areas that practice owners must master to effectively operate a private practice. 1452  NICU Feeding & Swallowing Treatment: Ethical Considerations FR 1:00PM-2:00PM / Westin, Commonwealth AB Intermediate; Prof Educ AUTHOR(S): Jennifer Pusins, Nova Southeastern U; Abrar Alduraibi, King Fahad Med City Clinicians in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) develop treatment recommendations to promote feeding safety in the presence of dysphagia resulting in aspiration. While treatment recommendations frequently aim reduce the risk of adverse health complications secondary to dysphagia, not all treatment options are without significant risk. It is imperative to consider the ethical aspects of such recommendations.