2018 ASHA CONVENTION PROGRAM BOOK • 169 ORAL SEMINARS • SATURDAY AUGMENTATIVE AND ALTERNATIVE COMMUNICATION (AAC) (SLP) 1707 AAC Technology for Individuals With Severe Physical Impairment: Current Practice & Future Trends SA 8:00AM-10:00AM / CC, 207 (Lvl 2) Intermediate; Prof Educ AUTHOR(S): Kevin Pitt, U of Kansas; Jonathan Brumberg, U of Kansas; Susan Fager, Madonna Rehab Hosp; Lindsey Heidrick, U of Kansas Med Ctr Individuals with neuromotor impairments such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and locked in syndrome can present with a range of impairments impacting AAC intervention. This seminar will provide an overview of AAC technology for individuals with severe physical impairment, from traditional AAC techniques such as eye-gaze, to the latest brain-computer interface developments. 1708 Creating iPad Access & AAC Solutions in Minutes SA 8:00AM-10:00AM / CC, 162AB (Lvl 1) Intermediate; Prof Educ AUTHOR(S): Therese Wilkomm, U of New Hampshire This session is developed by, and presenters invited by, Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) and SIG 12: Augmentative and Alternative Communication. Communication using an iPad or an AAC device needs to be available 24/7 across environments and user positions. Over 50 different iPad/ AAC access solutions that can be created in minutes using everyday tools and materials will be demonstrated. Examples include: mounting solutions; body worn solutions; key guards and non-conductive materials; and creating switch access recipes using custom gestures. 1709 Facilitated Communication & Rapid Prompting Method: ASHA’s Proposed Position Statements SA 8:00AM-10:00AM / CC, 102AB (Lvl 1) Intermediate; Prof Educ AUTHOR(S): Meher Banajee, LSU Health Sciences Ctr; Bronwyn Hemsley, U of Newcastle; Russell Lang, Texas St U; Ralf Schlosser, Northeastern U; Howard Shane, Boston Children’s Hosp; Diane Paul, ASHA This session is developed by, and presenters invited by, Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) and Innovations, Debates, and Hot Topics in the Discipline. ASHA’s Committee on Facilitated Communication (FC) and Rapid Prompting Method (RPM) will present results of a systematic review of FC and RPM; clinical and research implications of an “empty” review; comparison of FC, RPM, and other facilitator- influenced techniques; discussion of FC and RPM within the context of ‘pseudoscience’ and the responsibility SLPs to counter misinformation about FC and RPM. 1710 Improving Professional Development for School Staff: Supporting AAC Users in the Classroom SA 8:00AM-10:00AM / CC, 206AB (Lvl 2) Intermediate; Prof Educ AUTHOR(S): Jill Senner, Technology & Language Ctr, Inc.; Matthew Baud, St Xavier U Research supports the use of partner- augmented input as an intervention strategy for individuals who use AAC. There are multiple benefits of modeling AAC use, but how can this be done effectively in the classroom? This session highlights a variety of training elements used to teach modeling skills. Participants will learn the steps involved in conducting staff training in their schools. 1711 Look Who’s Talking! Scaling up a Core Vocabulary Approach to AAC Implementation SA 8:00AM-10:00AM / CC, 211 (Lvl 2) Intermediate; Prof Educ AUTHOR(S): Maureen Staskowski, Macomb Intermediate Sch Dist; Susan Hardin, Macomb Intermediate Sch Dist AAC implementation in large school systems can be daunting. Learn how we designed and implemented an AAC core vocabulary approach in 200 classrooms using principles from implementation science. Implementation drivers of competency, leadership, and organization will be discussed as we share our framework for professional development and layers of ongoing supports such as coaching, video self-reflection, and on-demand training. AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDERS (SLP) 1712 From Milestones to Meaningful Outcomes: Changing Developmental Trajectories of Infants & Toddlers With Autism SA 8:00AM-10:00AM / CC, Ballroom West Intermediate; Prof Educ AUTHOR(S): Amy Wetherby, Florida St U; Abigail Delehanty, Florida St U; Renee Holland, Florida St U; Joy Moore, Florida St U; Juliann Woods, Florida St U This session is developed by, and presenters invited by, Autism Spectrum Disorders. Research and technology initiatives of Florida State University Autism Institute on evidence- based, community-viable early intervention for autism will be presented. This session will describe our online Seamless Path for Families using extensive video to bridge research-to- practice. The critical role of SLPs in early detection of autism and supporting families to improve developmental trajectories of toddlers with autism will be highlighted. 1713 Helping Adolescents With ASD Make Inferences About What Others Think in Conversation, Reading & Writing SA 8:00AM-10:00AM / CC, 259AB (Lvl 2) Intermediate; Prof Educ AUTHOR(S): Diane Williams, Penn St U; Jeannene Ward-Lonergan, U of the Pacific In adolescents with ASD, the problem of theory-of-mind is not realizing that others have thoughts; it is making appropriate inferences about what those thoughts, emotions, and intentions might be. We will review relevant behavioral and neuroimaging research that characterizes the problem and describe intervention approaches to improve the students’ skills during personal narratives, expository discourse, reading comprehension, and writing.