146 • 2018 ASHA CONVENTION PROGRAM BOOK As of July 31, 2018 1469  When a Measure Doesn’t Measure Up: Guidelines for Creating & Improving Assessments for Clinical Research FR 2:30PM-3:30PM / CC, 102AB (Lvl 1) Intermediate; Prof Educ AUTHOR(S): Jessica Hooker, Florida St U; Autumn McIlraith, U of Houston; Lisa Fitton, Florida Ctr for Reading Research; Suzanne Adlof, U of South Carolina This session will provide researchers and clinicians with an overview of methodological considerations related to the use of novel measurement tools within clinical research. We will provide resources and strategies related to the development of valid and reliable measurement tools and discuss helpful approaches for addressing common issues. Practical, real-world examples illustrating these topics will be discussed. 1470  Yes, You Too Can Contribute to Evidence-Based Practice by Conducting Research in Your Clinical Setting FR 2:30PM-3:30PM / CC, 154 (Lvl 1) Intermediate; Prof Educ AUTHOR(S): Susie Bartolome Peterson, Rocky Mountain U of Health Professions/Centura Health Clinicians are often excited when they learn about new therapy tools or techniques, but get dismayed about the lack of research or sufficient evidence to support their efficacy. The good news is that, clinicians can contribute to evidence-based practice when they learn to conduct basic research within their own clinical settings, such as with the use of Single-Subject Experimental Design. AUDITORY/CENTRAL AUDITORY PROCESSING (GI) 1471  Revisiting APD assessment: The Multiple Auditory Processing Assessment-2 FR 2:30PM-3:30PM / CC, 208 (Lvl 2) Intermediate; Research AUTHOR(S): Ronald Schow, Idaho St U; Mary Whitaker, Idaho St U; Gabriel Bargen, Idaho St U; John Seikel, Idaho St U; Stacy Frauwirth, Academic Therapy Publications; Jeff Brockett, Idaho St U An interprofessional team will present on assessment of auditory processing disorders (APD) and will introduce the Multiple Auditory Processing Assessment-2. APD can be defined as unusually great difficulty in listening. MAPA-2 assesses three domains strongly recommended by ASHA and AAA. Presenters will discuss the development and recent norming of the MAPA- 2. Case studies will be presented. 1472  Virtual Lab: Understanding Memory Loss in Aging & Alzheimer’s Disease FR 2:30PM-3:30PM / CC, 252AB (Lvl 2) Intermediate; Prof Educ AUTHOR(S): Andrew Budson, VA Boston Healthcare System This session is developed by, and presenters invited by, Auditory/Central Auditory Processing. This session will illustrate techniques of experimental psychology and cognitive neuroscience to understand memory changes in normal aging, mild cognitive impairment, and Alzheimer’s disease. It will also exhibit work to develop strategies to help people improve their memories. Event-related potentials as well as behavioral paradigms will be demonstrated as tools to identify differences between true and false memories. AUGMENTATIVE AND ALTERNATIVE COMMUNICATION (AAC) (SLP) 1473  Amplify Your AAC Impact in the Classroom! FR 2:30PM-3:30PM / CC, 206AB (Lvl 2) Intermediate; Prof Educ AUTHOR(S): Angela Standridge, Region 4 ESC Implementation of AAC is challenging. Staff supporting AAC need a basic understanding of language development, effective communication partner strategies, and proficiency with AAC systems. Face-to-face training, web-based self-paced learning, and job imbedded mentoring and modeling are proven professional development strategies for AAC. Explore this free training module utilizing these components to meet AAC communicators’ needs and get them talking! 1474  Bedside AAC Service Delivery by SLPs in Acute Care - Current Practice & Call to Action FR 2:30PM-3:30PM / CC, 207 (Lvl 2) Introductory; Prof Educ AUTHOR(S): Rachel Santiago, Boston Children’s Hosp; Tami Micki Altschuler, NYU Langone Med Ctr; Michelle Howard, Boston Children’s Hosp; John Costello, Boston Children’s Hosp SLPs have a vital role in establishing and increasing bedside AAC service delivery in ICU/acute care settings. Despite hospital standards and performance requirements, multiple barriers impact implementation. Outcomes of a survey distributed to SLPs in acute care hospitals will be reviewed as well as the current state of practice. AAC strategies, considerations, and potential action plans will be discussed. 1475  Integrating Technology Across Active Recreational Experiences: Creating Opportunities for Participation, Communication & Social Interaction FR 2:30PM-3:30PM / CC, 203 (Lvl 2) Introductory; Research AUTHOR(S): David Hajjar, Ithaca Coll; John McCarthy, Ohio U A multiple baseline design was used to investigate a training program developed for volunteers to support people with complex communication needs(CCN) across leisure and recreational settings. Participatory action research (PAR) provided a framework for the study as volunteers facilitated photo and video capture during the experience. Feedback and perspectives from volunteers, participants with CCN, and their caregivers will be shared. 1476  The Talk Flock: AAC Group Intervention, Caregiver Stress, & Family Support FR 2:30PM-3:30PM / CC, 211 (Lvl 2) Intermediate; Prof Educ AUTHOR(S): Meredith Laverdure, Children’s Hosp of the King’s Daughters; Jaime Lawson, Children’s Hosp of the King’s Daughters This course will provide an overview of utilizing family activities to increase community support for caregivers of users of augmentative- alternative communication (AAC). Literature will be reviewed related to social supports, caregiver stress and burden, and the role of therapists in alleviating burden. Education will be provided regarding strategies used to improve community support for caregivers, siblings, and AAC users.