158 • 2018 ASHA CONVENTION PROGRAM BOOK As of July 31, 2018 1560  Conversational Group Treatment Approaches: The Influence of Group Size FR 3:45PM-4:45PM / Westin, Grand Ballroom CD Intermediate; Research AUTHOR(S): Elizabeth Hoover, Boston U; Gayle DeDe, Temple U; Edwin Maas, Temple U; Alexandra McFee, Boston U Forty-eight pwas were randomly assigned to a dyad, large group, or delayed control group. Treatment groups showed greater changes on standardized measures than the control group post-treatment. Dyads showed more changes on measures of language impairment, whereas significant changes on QoL measures are only seen in the large group, suggesting that group size may be associated different types of outcomes. 1561  Meeting in the Middle: Augmenting Person-centeredness in Acute & Sub-acute Post-stroke Aphasia FR 3:45PM-4:45PM / CC, 253C (Lvl 2) Intermediate; Prof Educ AUTHOR(S): Deborah Hersh, Edith Cowan U This session is developed by, and presenters invited by, Language Disorders in Adults. This interactive session will focus on enhancing person-centeredness for people with aphasia after stroke in the acute/early sub-acute phase. It will highlight and summarise five key approaches to help achieve this: a focus on the patient in context; increased inter- professional influence by SLPs; Therapeutic Assessment; SMARTER goal setting; and by actively supporting appropriate transitions and discharge plans. 1562  SLP Care Models for Adults With Primary Brain Tumor FR 3:45PM-4:45PM / Westin, Grand Ballroom A Intermediate; Prof Educ AUTHOR(S): Jennifer Freeburn, Massachusetts General Hosp; Amy Maguire, Massachusetts General Hosp Cognitive-linguistic deficits are increasingly documented in patients with primary brain tumors, yet SLP care models are not clearly established. Our profession is ideally suited to provide valuable education and intervention to augment neuro-oncologic care. This session presents foundational knowledge focused on meningioma/glioma and a model of care applicable to SLPs treating this population in varied practice settings. LANGUAGE IN INFANTS THROUGH PRESCHOOLERS (SLP) 1563  Coaching Childcare Workers to Enhance Toddlers’ Communication in Classroom Settings FR 3:45PM-4:45PM / CC, 253AB (Lvl 2) Introductory; Prof Educ AUTHOR(S): Natalie Mikkelson, U of South Florida; Nancy Groh, U of South Florida; Emily Shaffer-Hudkins, U of South Florida Most Early Intervention Speech Therapy services are provided within the context of natural environments, such as the child’s home or school. Often, childcare workers are not trained to utilize strategies that enhance communication in the children they serve. Presenters will discuss using a coaching model with childcare workers to create teachable moments to enhance communication within a classroom setting. 1564  The Role of Chronic Illness on Language Development: What Should SLPs Know? FR 3:45PM-4:45PM / CC, 254B (Lvl 2) Intermediate; Prof Educ AUTHOR(S): Arnold Olszewski, Miami U; Sarah Heimkreiter, Miami U; Greg Szumlas, Cincinnati Children’s Hosp Med Ctr; Emily Brinkman, Miami U Children with long term or recurring illness are at high risk for cognitive-linguistic deficits compared to healthy peers. Nevertheless, few studies have explored intervention approaches for this population. This professional education session will explain what we know about language development in children with chronic illness, including results of two recent pilot studies investigating the influence of parent- child interactions. LEADERSHIP, ETHICS, AND PROFESSIONAL ISSUES (GI) 1565  A Culture of Leadership: Finding Self & Service in a Time of Change FR 3:45PM-4:45PM / Westin, Grand Ballroom E Intermediate; Prof Educ AUTHOR(S): Nancy Alarcon, U of Washington The session explores the culture of leadership in today’s dynamic professional environment. Emphasizing identifying our personal motivations and obstacles to engage in leadership opportunities, avenues for self- discovery and personal/professional growth, and the influence of leadership experiences. From interprofessional team leader, rehabilitation or clinical education director to administrator, this session provides evidence of effective leadership identity and development. 1566  Advocacy in the Trenches – Finding Your Voice, Being Heard, & Making a Difference FR 3:45PM-4:45PM / Westin, Commonwealth AB Intermediate; Prof Educ AUTHOR(S): Carol Fleming, Little Rock School District This presentation will highlight opportunities and strategies audiologists and SLPs can use in advocating for their clients, professions, and colleagues. The focus will on Advocacy in our daily lives; ASHA’s Public Policy Agenda, and strategies to advocate. Examples/scenarios showcasing the adoption and enhancement of advocacy strategies will be presented to achieve change at all levels: local, state, national. LITERACY ASSESSMENT AND INTERVENTION (SLP) 1567  Dyslexia: A Guide to Assessment & Intervention FR 3:45PM-4:45PM / CC, 209 (Lvl 2) Intermediate; Prof Educ AUTHOR(S): Alicia Estes Ziegler, AEZ Reading Speech-Language Pathologists play a critical role in identifying and remediating students with dyslexia. This presentation will familiarize participants with characteristics of dyslexia, as well as provide an overview of how to complete a comprehensive literacy assessment, interpret the results, and make recommendations for treatment. An individual case study of a student with Dyslexia is presented.