2018 ASHA CONVENTION PROGRAM BOOK • 161 ORAL SEMINARS • FRIDAY AUDITORY/CENTRAL AUDITORY PROCESSING (GI) 1585  Limitations of the Pure Tone Audiogram: Is Your Hearing Normal? FR 5:00PM-6:00PM / CC, 209 (Lvl 2) Intermediate; Prof Educ AUTHOR(S): Gail Chermak, Washington St U; Frank Musiek, U of Arizona The pure tone audiogram is fundamental to audiology; however, it presents limitations, especially in cases of central auditory involvement. We discuss sources of speech recognition in noise difficulties presented by individuals with normal audiograms, and the components of a test battery required to differentiate these sources and substantiate a finding of normal hearing. AUGMENTATIVE AND ALTERNATIVE COMMUNICATION (AAC) (SLP) 1586  Augmentative & Alternative Communication Clinical Assessment Project: Protocol for Assessment of Individuals With ALS FR 5:00PM-6:00PM / CC, 204AB (Lvl 2) Intermediate; Research AUTHOR(S): Miechelle McKelvey, U of Nebraska at Kearney; Kristy Weissling, U of Nebraska-Lincoln; Wendy Quach, San Jose St U; Shelley Lund, U of Wisconsin - Milwaukee This presentation will discuss the development, validation, and resulting protocol developed for AAC assessment for individuals with ALS. This research was completed by the AAC Clinical Assessment Project research group and is the culmination of a 4-year grant project to produce AAC assessment protocols for individuals with ALS, aphasia, cerebral palsy, and autism. 1587  Build Capacity in AAC Implementation Across Environments by Embracing a Collaborative Versus Expert Model FR 5:00PM-6:00PM / CC, 208 (Lvl 2) Intermediate; Prof Educ AUTHOR(S): Marlene Cummings, Oakland Schs The need to deepen and expand shared knowledge and implementation of AAC by SLP’s and AAC teams can be met through a mindset shift. Examples of how multiple district level teams embraced a capacity building model as they moved from an expert to collaborative approach will be shared. Participants will complete a personal action plan during the session. 1588  CVES: Core Vocabulary In Low Tech Communication Systems FR 5:00PM-6:00PM / Westin, Harbor Ballroom II & III Intermediate; Prof Educ AUTHOR(S): Megan Brazas, CVES Solution Participants will be introduced to a low-tech exchange based communication system (CVES). Participants interact with a low-tech communication system and practice current therapy techniques. Participants will rotate through stations including: manipulating removable and returnable core and fringe icons, completing a core vocabulary word inventory and personal core interview form, and integrating core vocabulary into visual schedules. 1589  Scaling Up: Tips for Building Larger AAC Research Projects FR 5:00PM-6:00PM / CC, 203 (Lvl 2) Advanced; Prof Educ AUTHOR(S): Cathy Binger, U of New Mexico; Jennifer Kent-Walsh, U of Central Florida; Aimee Bustos, U of New Mexico; Nancy Harrington, U of Central Florida Although the AAC field continues to grow, relatively few larger-scale research projects have been reported to date. In an effort to promote such efforts, this session is designed to assist AAC researchers interested in scaling up their research by discussing some of the lessons recently learned while preparing for two relatively large-scale multi-site AAC intervention studies. 1590  Selecting AAC Apps for Meaningful Communication in Mainstream Schools FR 5:00PM-6:00PM / CC, 211 (Lvl 2) Intermediate; Prof Educ AUTHOR(S): James Northridge, U Coll Cork; Mary Marcella, Boston Pub Schs; Aubrey Rubin, Boston Pub Schs This interactive session will give insights into selecting AAC Apps, highlighting a new robust selection model, while featuring best practice examples from Boston Public Schools. Current AAC assessment tools are not designed to address criteria for differentiating among AAC apps, leading most SLP’s to make selections without significant guidance. Improving trials of AAC Apps is the key walk away. AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDERS (SLP) 1591  Adapting Dialectical Behavior Therapy for Adolescents With Autism & Co-Morbid Mental Health Disorders FR 5:00PM-6:00PM / CC, 206AB (Lvl 2) Intermediate; Prof Educ AUTHOR(S): Janie Lai, Wright Inst Dialectical Behavior Therapy, created by Marsha Linehan, is a modified form of CBT which has been shown to be effective for teaching emotion regulation, mindfulness, interpersonal effectiveness, and distress tolerance skills. As these skills that are crucial for the success of adolescent with ASD and mental health disorders, this presentation will discuss how to adapt DBT lessons for this population. 1592  Teaching PLAY: PLAY Project Autism Intervention in a Classroom Setting FR 5:00PM-6:00PM / CC, 205ABC (Lvl 2) Introductory; Prof Educ AUTHOR(S): Sheryl Rosin, Palm Beach Speech- Language Specialists This presentation examines Teaching PLAY; the adoption of the PLAY Project Autism Intervention Model into a Classroom Setting. The PLAY Project is an evidence-based, parent-mediated, early-intervention program for young children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. The presenter explores the program’s main assessment and intervention principles, highlighting specific techniques and activities. Multiple case studies will be presented as useful examples. 1593  Treatment Strategies for Preschoolers With Hearing Impairment & ASD FR 5:00PM-6:00PM / CC, Ballroom East Intermediate; Prof Educ AUTHOR(S): Shelley Booker Salvador, Society for Treatment of Autism; Alexandra Zrymiak, Society for Treatment of Autism Research estimates prevalence of ASD in children who have hearing impairment is higher than the general population, with rates increasing for those with profound hearing loss. Case studies will describe the role of the SLP within a treatment team to determine effective communication interventions for preschoolers with a dual diagnosis of ASD and hearing impairment.