150 • 2018 ASHA CONVENTION PROGRAM BOOK As of July 31, 2018 1500  How to Add Efficient Language Sampling to Your School-Age Language Evaluation Toolkit FR 2:30PM-3:30PM / CC, 253C (Lvl 2) Introductory; Prof Educ AUTHOR(S): Jena McDaniel, Vanderbilt U; Alison Hessling, Vanderbilt U; Madison Gogol, Vanderbilt U; Clare Melanie Schuele, Vanderbilt U Language sampling analysis continues to be under-utilized in language evaluations despite evidence supporting its use. Results of a recent survey of SLPs highlight potential reasons for this gap. With interactive case studies including video examples, attendees learn how to integrate efficient language sampling analysis into school-age language evaluations by applying hypothesis-driven assessment principles. 1501  The Evolution of Descriptive Assessments for Older Students: Evaluation of Expository & Persuasive Discourse FR 2:30PM-3:30PM / CC, 259AB (Lvl 2) Introductory; Research AUTHOR(S): John Heilmann, U of Wisconsin - Milwaukee; Thomas Malone, Retired SLP, formerly with the School District of Brown Deer, Wisconsin Assessment of functional language skills is central to the clinical management of older students with language impairment. After summarizing the need for descriptive assessments for older students, we will share a protocol for assessing expository and persuasive discourse. The presentation will conclude with a summary of results on the expository and persuasion tasks from high school students with language impairment. LANGUAGE DISORDERS IN ADULTS (SLP) 1502  Breaking Down Barriers Limiting Aphasia Access to Mental Health Services FR 2:30PM-3:30PM / Westin, Harbor Ballroom I Introductory; Prof Educ AUTHOR(S): Leigh Morrow-Odom, Western Carolina U Persons with aphasia (PWA) often experience diminished quality of life and depression. Unfortunately, there is evidence to suggest that they are not receiving adequate care in these areas. By providing SLPs with tools and strategies to assess clients for decreased QoL and depression, screening rates will likely increase, and PWA can be referred for appropriate services. 1503  Strategic Outcome Measurement Using the Life Participation Approach to Aphasia FR 2:30PM-3:30PM / Westin, Grand Ballroom B Intermediate; Prof Educ AUTHOR(S): Sharon Antonucci, Moss Rehab Research Inst; Leora Cherney, Shirley Ryan AbilityLab; Aura Kagan, Aphasia Inst - The Pat Arato Aphasia Ctr; Nina Simmons-Mackie, Southeastern Louisiana U; Swathi Kiran, Boston U; Katarina Haley, U of North Carolina at Chapel Hill This session will focus on triangulation of outcome measurement from the perspective of the Life Participation Approach to Aphasia. Discussion will focus on methods of assessment and analysis across the domains of linguistics impairment, functional communication effectiveness, and quality of life. A particular emphasis will be placed on analysis of connected speech using both monologic and conversational samples. 1504  The Impact of Standardizing Language Assessments From the Acute to Subacute Continuum of Care FR 2:30PM-3:30PM / Westin, Harbor Ballroom II & III Intermediate; Research AUTHOR(S): Megan Schliep, MGH IHP; Laura Kasparian, Brigham & Women’s Hosp; Olga Kaminski, Brigham & Women’s Hosp; Carla Hendricks, Spaulding Rehab Hosp; Esther Ayuk, Spaulding Rehab Hosp; Bridget North, MGH IHP; Lynne Brady Wagner, Spaulding Rehab Hosp; Semra Koymen, Brigham & Women’s Hosp; Sofia Vallila-Rohter, MGH IHP In this collaborative study, clinician-researchers in an acute care hospital and an acute inpatient rehabilitation facility establish a standardized battery for the evaluation of language. Implementation structure and feasibility will be discussed. Data from patients seen in the two settings are being examined to better understand and predict the initial trajectory of language recovery subsequent to left hemisphere strokes. LANGUAGE IN INFANTS THROUGH PRESCHOOLERS (SLP) 1505  Gesture Development & Language From a Multicultural Perspective FR 2:30PM-3:30PM / CC, 253AB (Lvl 2) Intermediate; Prof Educ AUTHOR(S): Jessica Stewart, U of Texas Rio Grande Valley; Teri Mata-Pistokache, U of Texas Rio Grande Valley This session will provide an overview of prelinguistic gesture development and the association between gesture development and language, including a multicultural perspective. Current research related to this topic will be presented and implications for clinical practice will be addressed. 1506  Strategies to Improve Expressive Language Skills in Preschool Children With Language Disorders FR 2:30PM-3:30PM / CC, 209 (Lvl 2) Intermediate; Prof Educ AUTHOR(S): Karole Howland, Boston U; Michelle Mentis, Boston U; Meghan Graham, Boston U We describe effective and targeted strategies to improve syntax and discourse skills in preschool children with language impairment in the context of individual/small group therapy and push-in activities in the preschool classroom. Selection of goals and treatment approaches will be emphasized with video examples provided. LEADERSHIP, ETHICS, AND PROFESSIONAL ISSUES (GI) 1507  Handling Issues of Attendance Ethically & Inclusively FR 2:30PM-3:30PM / Westin, Commonwealth AB Intermediate; Prof Educ AUTHOR(S): Tonia Davis, CSU - Sacramento Session attendance (or lack thereof) is a common topic of SLPs on social media, but what is the research? This session will discuss problems of attendance and therapy “drop-out” within the pediatric populations using cross- disciplinary literature. Case studies will be presented. Non-attender data from a pediatric outpatient clinic will be presented.