2018 ASHA CONVENTION PROGRAM BOOK • 153 ORAL SEMINARS • FRIDAY 1524  Getting Into Grad School 101: How to Build & Prepare a Successful Grad School Application FR 3:45PM-4:45PM / CC, 157ABC (Lvl 1) Introductory; Prof Educ AUTHOR(S): Paul Evitts, Towson U This session will provide undergraduate students with the basic elements of preparing and building a successful graduate school application in either speech-language pathology or audiology. Information will range from determining your academic profile, the GRE, recommendation letters, what resources to use to find which school is right for you, and an overall timeline of what to do when. 1525  Overcoming The Challenges of Preparing Millennial Graduate Clinicians for Inter-Professional Practice (IPP) FR 3:45PM-4:45PM / CC, 103 (Lvl 1) Intermediate; Prof Educ AUTHOR(S): Amy Hardy, Idaho St U; Shauna Smith, Idaho St U Progressive methods of supervisory instruction are necessary to prepare millennial clinicians for IPP. Instruction should focus on enhancing students’ understanding of IPP and appropriate interactions within, developing clinical and documentation skills for IPP, and training self-evaluation skills to foster independence. This presentation provides guidance for incorporating an IPP focus, and supervisory practices to facilitate the current generation’s learning style. 1526  Thinking About a Ph.D.? Information Session for Prospective Doctoral Students FR 3:45PM-4:45PM / CC, 105 (Lvl 1) Introductory; Prof Educ AUTHOR(S): Karen Kirk, U of Illinois at Urbana- Champaign; Malcolm McNeil, U of Pittsburgh; Carol Hammer, Teachers Coll, Columbia U; Marie Channell, U of Illinois at Urbana- Champaign This session is coordinated by the ASHA Research and Scientific Affairs Committee (RSAC). Prospective doctoral students will have the opportunity to listen to and ask questions of an expert panel discussing important factors to consider when selecting a PhD program and competencies needed for success. AUDITORY/CENTRAL AUDITORY PROCESSING (GI) 1527  Accurate Diagnosis of Auditory Processing Deficits in the Presence of Language- Related Impairments FR 3:45PM-4:45PM / CC, 108 (Lvl 1) Intermediate; Prof Educ AUTHOR(S): Vishakha Rawool, Dept of Comm Sciences & Disorders, WVU This session is developed by, and presenters invited by, Auditory/Central Auditory Processing. Some clinicians may believe that it is impossible to diagnose auditory processing deficits (APDs) in the presence of language impairments with the assumption that such impairments can negatively affect test performance leading to invalid results. This presentation will discuss strategies and tests that are used to correctly identify APDs in the presence of language impairments with the aid of case-examples. AUGMENTATIVE AND ALTERNATIVE COMMUNICATION (AAC) (SLP) 1528  ALS & Speech Synthesis, Voice Banking & Message Banking: History, Current & Future Trends FR 3:45PM-4:45PM / CC, 160ABC (Lvl 1) Intermediate; Prof Educ AUTHOR(S): John Costello, Boston Children’s Hosp; Meghan O’Brien, Boston Children’s Hosp This seminar will highlight the development of synthetic speech, customized synthetic speech through voice banking and preservation of authentic voice through message banking. Current trends and future directions will be highlighted along with the feature matching process for system selection with a focus on tools that support incorporating custom voice options. 1529  Augmentative & Alternative Communication Assessment: Outcomes of a Quasi- Experimental Study Examining Symbol Type & Iconicity FR 3:45PM-4:45PM / CC, 208 (Lvl 2) Intermediate; Research AUTHOR(S): Pamela Resnick, U of Central Florida; Jennifer Kent-Walsh, U of Central Florida; Richard Zraick, U of Central Florida; Jamie Schwartz, U of Central Florida; Haiyan Bai, U of Central Florida; Kelly Williams, U of Central Florida This presentation will review findings from a study investigating the effects of symbol type (color photograph symbols vs. SymbolStix© symbols) on identification and naming of graphic symbols for nouns, verbs and adjectives with typically developing young children. Instrumentation, statistical analyses, results and clinical implications for AAC will be reviewed. 1530  Augmentative & Alternative Communication Clinical Assessment Project: Protocol for Assessment of Children With Cerebral Palsy FR 3:45PM-4:45PM / CC, 207 (Lvl 2) Intermediate; Research AUTHOR(S): Wendy Quach, San Jose St U; Shelley Lund, U of Wisconsin - Milwaukee; Miechelle McKelvey, U of Nebraska at Kearney; Kristy Weissling, U of Nebraska-Lincoln This research is the culmination of a 4-year grant project to produce AAC assessment protocols for four populations: aphasia, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, cerebral palsy, and autism. The process for developing a protocol for AAC assessment for children with CP will be discussed. The final protocol will be presented for attendees to review and opportunities for feedback will be provided.