178 • 2018 ASHA CONVENTION PROGRAM BOOK As of July 31, 2018 1776 Shift Happened: Successes & Challenges Regarding ASHA’s Public Policy Agenda SA 10:30AM-11:30AM / Westin, Commonwealth AB Intermediate; Prof Educ AUTHOR(S): Paul Rao, Medstar Nat’l Rehab Hosp; Katheryn Boada, Children’s Hosp Colorado; Jeffrey Regan, ASHA; Daniel Williams, U.S. Air Force Sch of Aerospace Medicine; Nancy McMahon, U of Connecticut; Deborah Ross-Swain, The Swain Ctr for Listening, Communicating & Learning; Martha Van Dam, Roger C Peace Rehabilitation Center; Doanne Ward-Williams, TheraPlay Bilingual Solutions, LLC; Kathy Wheat, U of Saint Augustine for Health Sciences; Michelle D’Mello, CA St U, Fullerton ASHA’s Public Policy will be outlined. Therapy Caps and SGD wins spur members to stress value and quality services in healthcare and education challenges. Attendees will develop increased awareness of Trump era policies that impact practice and client outcomes. Scripts will provide context for adopting Public Policy advocacy strategies to achieve constructive change for our members and patients/clients. CULTURAL AND LINGUISTIC DIVERSITY (GI) 1777 Alzheimer’s Dementia in a Cuban Patient & Subarachnoid Hemorrhage in a Second Cuban American Patient SA 10:30AM-11:30AM / CC, 107B (Lvl 1) Intermediate; Prof Educ AUTHOR(S): Alejandro Brice, U of South Florida St. Petersburg This session is developed by, and presenters invited by, Cultural and Linguistic Diversity. The first patient, a Cuban-American, initially demonstrated immediate and working memory difficulties and later displayed symptoms of Alzheimer’s dementia in both languages. The second patient experienced a sub-arachnoid hemorrhage, i.e., hemorrhage of the right vertebral artery. He experienced cognitive difficulties in both languages (i.e., anomias, word retrieval difficulties, phonemic and phonological paraphasias, working memory and immediate memory difficulties). FLUENCY (SLP) 1778 Talking About Stuttering With Children & Adults: What Are We Afraid Of? SA 10:30AM-11:30AM / CC, 156C (Lvl 1) Introductory; Research AUTHOR(S): Kenneth St. Louis, West Virginia U; Craig Coleman, Marshall U This session is developed by, and presenters invited by, Fluency. Despite significant progress in understanding of stuttering, speech-language pathologists continue to report discomfort and fear regarding even the basic clinical interaction of discussing stuttering with persons who stutter. The present seminar will review the factors that contribute to this discomfort/fear and equip participants with the knowledge needed to facilitate competence and confidence in discussing stuttering with children and adults. GLOBAL ISSUES AND PRACTICES (GI) 1779 An International Approach to Maximizing Training for High Quality Care & Cultural Competence SA 10:30AM-11:30AM / CC, 102AB (Lvl 1) Introductory; Prof Educ AUTHOR(S): Carolina Smith, NCCU; Grace Hao, NCCU; Liqun Gao, Comm Science Sch in Beijing Language & Cultrue U This presentation examines the role of study abroad and international engagement in facilitating high quality health care and cultural competence. By investing in and constructing practical experiences abroad, academic institutions can encourage a global perspective among future clinicians across the world, as well as facilitate unique clinical experiences. Furthermore, we can utilize this opportunity to extend training for Chinese professionals. 1780 Language Intervention for Children in the European Union: Results of a COST Action IS1406 Survey SA 10:30AM-11:30AM / CC, 103 (Lvl 1) Intermediate; Research AUTHOR(S): Seyhun Topbas, Medipol U; Elin Thordardottir, McGill U; Krisztina Zajdo, Szechenyi Istvan U The goal of COST Action IS1406 is to map out similarities and differences in current language intervention practices in EU countries, with a particular focus on serving children from culturally/linguistically different communities. Results of a survey will be discussed with data gathered from more than 5000 practicing SLT professionals in 2017. Current assessment/ treatment/counselling practices will be summarized. HEARING, LANGUAGE, AND SPEECH IN THE DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING: BIRTH TO SCHOOL TRANSITION (GI) 1781 Brain Architecture: Utilizing Audiological, Psychological, & Linguistic Science With Children With Reduced Hearing SA 10:30AM-11:30AM / CC, 107A (Lvl 1) Advanced; Prof Educ AUTHOR(S): Amy Szarkowski, Boston Children’s Hosp; Marie Coppola, U of Connecticut; Marcy Dicker, Language Criterion Lab at U of Connecticut; Susan Gibbons, Boston Children’s Hosp; Denise Eng, Boston Children’s Hosp Optimizing outcomes for children with reduced hearing requires attending to their language development (whether signed or spoken) and their auditory access (if applicable). Further, it involves fostering their ability to use language for problem-solving, regulating emotions, and interacting with others. A speech-language pathologist, audiologist, psychologist, linguist, and a teacher of the deaf will share insights about supporting the Whole Child. 1782 Setting the Table for Family- Centered Care for Children With Hearing Loss & Their Families SA 10:30AM-11:30AM / CC, 109AB (Lvl 1) Advanced; Prof Educ AUTHOR(S): Becky Clem, Cook Children’s Med Ctr Family-centered care (FCC)is critical in working with families of children with hearing loss. Presentation focuses on the FCC model for children with hearing loss and families: defining FCC, discussing evidence, highlighting health literacy and effective strategies, identifying and navigating roadblocks impeding caregiver/ clinician therapy dynamics, applying principles in assessment, therapy captured with skilled documentation, and observing video FCC in action.