144 • 2018 ASHA CONVENTION PROGRAM BOOK As of July 31, 2018 LITERACY ASSESSMENT AND INTERVENTION (SLP) 1453  Literacy Assessments for SLPs: Usability & Value of Quick Diagnostic Screening Tools Within the RTI Framework FR 1:00PM-2:00PM / CC, 208 (Lvl 2) Introductory; Prof Educ AUTHOR(S): Megan Scranton, Neumann U; Jenelle Abnett, Neumann U SLPs are often asked to address literacy concerns in addition to speech & language difficulties. Research in the field has demonstrated the usability and value of several literacy assessments that SLPs and other literacy professionals can use to diagnose skill deficits, drive instructional practices, progress monitor growth through interventions, and aid in IEP goal writing. 1454  Microcomprehension: A New Approach to Improving Reading Comprehension With At-Risk Students FR 1:00PM-2:00PM / CC, 209 (Lvl 2) Introductory; Prof Educ AUTHOR(S): Jennifer Zoski, Amplify; Danielle Damico, Amplify Microcomprehension is a collection of language/literacy skills critical for the creation of a mental model of text, which is necessary for strong reading comprehension. Examples of microcomprehension activities and lessons will be described and evidence will be presented highlighting the efficacy of including these types of activities in a comprehensive digital literacy program for at-risk and struggling elementary students. MOTOR SPEECH DISORDERS ACROSS THE LIFESPAN (SLP) 1455  Applying Motor Learning Principles to Treatment of Motor Speech Disorders FR 1:00PM-2:00PM / CC, 210B (Lvl 2) Intermediate; Prof Educ AUTHOR(S): Heather Clark, Mayo Clinic This session is developed by, and presenters invited by, Motor Speech Disorders Across the Lifespan. Principles of motor learning guide the preparation for, structuring of, and methods of assessing the benefit of interventions. This session will review key principles of motor learning and consider how they are (or could be) incorporated into formal and informal treatment programs for adult motor speech disorders. 1456  Implementing Speech Intelligibility Treatment for Children With Dysarthria FR 1:00PM-2:00PM / CC, 254B (Lvl 2) Intermediate; Prof Educ AUTHOR(S): Erika Levy, Teachers Coll, Columbia U The paucity of speech-treatment research on dysarthria in children with cerebral palsy provides little guidance for speech-language pathologists (SLPs) treating this large population. Speech-treatment approaches for children with dysarthria will be described, with emphasis on the development of and the protocol for implementing Speech Intelligibility Treatment, and new research showing its promising effects in English and French. SPEECH AND LANGUAGE SCIENCE (SLP) 1457  Lab to Clinic: A Novel Speech Prosthesis for Those Living With Head & Neck Cancer FR 1:00PM-2:00PM / CC, 108 (Lvl 1) Introductory; Prof Educ AUTHOR(S): Rupal Patel, Northeastern U This session is developed by, and presenters invited by, SIG 19: Speech Science. The standard of care for individuals with head and/ or neck cancer is either electrolarynges which generate robotic speech or speaking valves that require medical surveillance and care. This talk will describe how we can now reverse engineer or reconstruct a voice to create a novel, non- invasive speech prosthesis that empowers users to continue to be heard as themselves. SPEECH SOUND DISORDERS IN NORMAL-HEARING CHILDREN (SLP) 1458  Early Literacy Development in Children With Speech Sound Disorder: Response to Class Intervention FR 1:00PM-2:00PM / CC, 255 (Lvl 2) Intermediate; Research AUTHOR(S): Gail Gillon, U of Canterbury; Brigid McNeill, U of Canterbury This seminar discusses practical implications of latest research findings about literacy development in children with speech sound disorder. New data from a 10-week class intervention that integrated phonological awareness and vocabulary instruction will be presented. The response to intervention for subgroups of children with speech sound disorder will be discussed in the context of understanding facilitators of early literacy success. SWALLOWING/FEEDING AND ASSOCIATED DISORDERS (SLP) 1459  A Novel Assessment, Treatment & Interventional Approach to Dysphagia Associated with Head & Neck Cancer FR 1:00PM-2:00PM / CC, 102AB (Lvl 1) Intermediate; Prof Educ AUTHOR(S): Heather Starmer, Stanford U; Julia Maclean, St George Hosp, Sydney Dysphagia during and following head and neck cancer treatment is complex and multi-factorial. Assessment, treatment and intervention should not be based on the typical neurogenic approach. Dysphagia management in this population is specialized, requiring integration of anatomy, physiology, neurology, structure and function. This instructional course will elucidate some of the novel assessment and treatment approaches to optimize patient outcomes. 1460  Breastfeeding Babies With Special Needs: The Speech Pathologist’s Role in Facilitating Favorable Feeding Outcomes FR 1:00PM-2:00PM / CC, 210A (Lvl 2) Intermediate; Prof Educ AUTHOR(S): Jill Rabin, Jill Rabin M.S. CCC- SLP/L IBCLC The speech pathologist’s role as facilitator and collaborator in encouraging breastfeeding for babies with special needs will be addressed. Through use of videos of babies with Down syndrome, cleft palate and tethered oral tissues, participants will understand therapeutic management of complicated breastfeeding issues and the impact of breastfeeding on health, neurodevelopment and shaping of the oral cavity.