2018 ASHA CONVENTION PROGRAM BOOK • 175 ORAL SEMINARS • SATURDAY 1752  Evolutionary Telepractice Approaches: Bridging the Gap Between Integrating Evidence- Based Methodologies & Methods of Delivery SA 8:00AM-10:00AM / Westin, Commonwealth C Intermediate; Prof Educ AUTHOR(S): Amy Reid, Waldo County General Hosp; Sean Sweeney, SpeechTechie.Com/ The Ely Center; Nathan Curtis, Waldo County General Hosp Speech-Language Pathologists aim to meet the goal of evidence-based practice by integrating clinical expertise, scientific evidence, and client/patient/caregiver perspectives. This presentation discusses how to utilize evidence- based methodologies in telepractice. We will present the underlying research and methodologies as the framework upon which to make clinical decisions about context. We will share video demonstrations of materials and approaches. TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY (GI) 1753  Neuroplasticity-Informed Functional Improvements Post- Acute & Post-Chronic Traumatic Brain Injury Intervention SA 8:00AM-10:00AM / Westin, Grand Ballroom CD Intermediate; Prof Educ AUTHOR(S): Stephanie Gilbert, Community Rehab Care; Therese O’Neil-Pirozzi, Northeastern U; Amy Karas, Community Rehab Care Regardless of time post-injury, individuals with traumatic brain injury (TBI) are able to make SLP -facilitated functional progress. Data will be presented showing improvements in function and independence by patients receiving cognitive-communicative therapy in a post-acute community rehabilitation setting. Application of principles of neuroplasticity to SLP intervention outcomes will be discussed. Clinical strategies to facilitate the same will be presented. VOICE AND ALARYNGEAL COMMUNICATION (SLP) 1754  Grand Rounds in Tracheoesophageal Voice Restoration SA 8:00AM-10:00AM / CC, 106 (Lvl 1) Intermediate; Prof Educ AUTHOR(S): Daniel Deschler, Massachusetts Eye & Ear; Carla DeLassus Gress, Nebraska Methodist Hosp; Ann Kearney, Stanford U; Glenn Bunting, Massachusetts Eye & Ear; Meryl Kaufman, Georgia Speech & Swallowing Utilizing an interactive “Grand Rounds” format, this multidisciplinary session provides an update on the surgical, prosthetic, and behavioral aspects of management that influence development of optimal vocal communication following total laryngectomy. The audience is invited to raise questions regarding specific patient-related problems or general issues (e.g., reimbursement) of TEP clinical practice. 1755  Implementation & Efficacy of Telehealth & Technology in Alaryngeal Speech Rehabilitation SA 8:00AM-10:00AM / CC, 208 (Lvl 2) Intermediate; Prof Educ AUTHOR(S): Michael Towey, The Voice & Swallowing Ctr of Maine; Jana Childes, Oregon Health Science U’s Northwest Ctr for Voice & Swallowing This session is developed by, and presenters invited by, Voice and Alaryngeal Communication. This presentation will address current applications of telehealth and new technology for voice and pulmonary rehabilitation following total laryngectomy. Efficacy, feasibility, implementation, reimbursement, documentation, and interesting case presentations will be reviewed. A panel discussion with questions and answers with the experts will be part of this presentation. ACADEMIC AND CLINICAL EDUCATION (GI) 1756  CFCC – Certification Update: Are You Ready for the 2020 ASHA Certification Standards? SA 10:30AM-11:30AM / CC, 104ABC (Lvl 1) Intermediate; Prof Educ AUTHOR(S): Lynn Flahive, Texas Christian U; Mary Sue Fino-Szumski, Vanderbilt U Med Ctr, Dept of Hearing & Speech Sciences Designed for program directors, clinic directors, clinical fellow mentors, university faculty, and supervisors, this presentation will prepare attendees for the upcoming changes to the Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology Certification Standards. Participants will have an opportunity to ask questions and speak with members of the Council for Clinical Certification in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CFCC), who will be presenting this session. 1757  Creating Culturally Competent Clinicians SA 10:30AM-11:30AM / CC, 252AB (Lvl 2) Intermediate; Prof Educ AUTHOR(S): Catherine Cotton, U of North Carolina at Greensboro; Yolanda Feimster Holt, East Carolina U Cultural competence learning was evaluated in a traditional multicultural and an infused course. Two groups of first year SLP students completed training in culturally relevant evaluation of communication behavior, skills, and standardized testing to distinguish communication differences from disorders. Urban university students reported greater initial comfort interacting with diverse clients. Both groups showed change over time. Instructional implications are discussed. 1758  Developing a Pre-Externship Hospital Orientation Program for CMD Graduate Students SA 10:30AM-11:30AM / CC, 154 (Lvl 1) Introductory; Prof Educ AUTHOR(S): Heather Warner, Southern Connecticut St U; Mary Purdy, Southern Connecticut St U In response to feedback that graduate students were not prepared for medical externships, a Hospital Orientation Program was developed to introduce students to different medical settings and patients with a range of communication and swallowing disorders. This session will describe program development, learning outcomes, and how resources were secured in an effort to assist others in building a similar program.