2018 ASHA CONVENTION PROGRAM BOOK • 185 ORAL SEMINARS • SATURDAY 1833  What to do When Your Client Comes Out: Real Advice for LGBTQ Affirming Care SA 1:00PM-2:00PM / CC, 104ABC (Lvl 1) Introductory; Prof Educ AUTHOR(S): Gregory Robinson, U of Arkansas at Little Rock/U of Arkansas for Med Sciences During this session, we will discuss key concepts and terms central to LGBTQ affirming care. The results of a survey of coming out experiences of LGBTQ clients will also be discussed along with advice from the LGBTQ community on how to respond to coming out stories. GLOBAL ISSUES AND PRACTICES (GI) 1834  SLP Students on Short- Term Global Service Clinical Placements: Problems, Ethical Considerations & Best Practices SA 1:00PM-2:00PM / CC, 103 (Lvl 1) Intermediate; Prof Educ AUTHOR(S): Lynn Ellwood, U of Toronto; Rachael Gibson, Yellow House Health & Outreach Svc Should students travel abroad for short term global service clinical placements? What are best practices? Who are suitable trainees and sites? How do you prepare everyone involved? Do costs outweigh benefits? This presentation will provide answers based on published literature and an exemplary model of a mutually and reciprocally beneficial partnership. Time is provided for guided discussion and Q&A. HEALTH LITERACY AND COMMUNICATION (GI) 1835  Visual Supports Improve Patient-Provider Communication SA 1:00PM-2:00PM / Westin, Commonwealth AB Introductory; Prof Educ AUTHOR(S): Elizabeth Hanson, U of South Dakota; Jessica Messersmith, U of South Dakota; Marni Martin, U of South Dakota; Laura Ball, Children’s Nat’l Hlth System; Jade Hofer, U of South Dakota; Ashley Price, U of South Dakota Communication breakdowns between patients and health care providers can lead to life-threatening consequences, increased health care costs, and stress and anxiety for patients. This presentation describes an inter-professional collaboration that aims to use visual schedules and video models to help patients/clients transition successfully through health care appointments, understand what will happen, and understand their role in the process. HEARING AND TINNITUS ACROSS THE LIFESPAN (AUD) 1836  Difficulties in Perceiving Accented English of Older Listeners & Training Strategies to Improve Performance SA 1:00PM-2:00PM / CC, 107A (Lvl 1) Intermediate; Research AUTHOR(S): Sandra Gordon-Salant, U of Maryland, College Park; Rebecca Bieber, U of Maryland, College Park Older people report difficulty understanding foreign-accented speakers. This presentation will review recent research that has examined the effects of age and native language experience on recognition of foreign-accented English in various degraded listening conditions. Additionally, results from studies examining the benefit of different forms of training for improving recognition of accented speech by older listeners will be discussed. 1837  Evaluating Consumer- Based Service Delivery Models for Hearing Aids: Implications for OTC Devices SA 1:00PM-2:00PM / CC, 109AB (Lvl 1) Intermediate; Prof Educ AUTHOR(S): Larry Humes, Indiana U This session is developed by, and presenters invited by, SIG 7: Aural Rehabilitation and Its Instrumentation. We have completed two clinical trials evaluating a consumer-decides approach to hearing-aid delivery. In the first, a parallel double-blind, placebo-controlled, randomized clinical trial was completed. In the second, which investigated the consumer- decides model in more detail, the basic outcomes of the original trial were replicated, despite elimination of most of the front-end inclusion and exclusion criteria from the original trial. HEARING, LANGUAGE, AND SPEECH IN THE DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING: BIRTH TO SCHOOL TRANSITION (GI) 1838  Language Assessment: Children Who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing Acquiring Two or More Languages SA 1:00PM-2:00PM / CC, 108 (Lvl 1) Introductory; Prof Educ AUTHOR(S): Denise Eng, Boston Children’s Hosp; Suzanne Flynn, MIT & Boston Children’s Hosp Language assessment for Deaf and Hard of Hearing children who are acquiring two or more languages presents as a unique challenge. This presentation melds resources from the fields of linguistics, speech-language pathology, bilingual education, and deaf education to inform parent interview questions; discusses use of standardized English language assessments; and emphasizes the importance of secure access to language. INNOVATIONS, DEBATES, AND HOT TOPICS IN THE DISCIPLINE (GI) Withdrawn 1839  Moving from Impossible to a Senate bill: Florida’s Workload Approach SA 1:00PM-2:00PM / CC, 254A (Lvl 2) Intermediate; Prof Educ AUTHOR(S): Shannon Hall-Mills, Florida St U; Lyndsey Zurawski, Palm Beach County Schools; Nicole Mancini, Broward County Pub Schs In this session by the FLASHA Schools Task Force, we review a process of developing and gaining support for legislation impacting the caseload sizes and workload approach of school-based SLPs in the state of Florida. Resources and materials developed by a task force of SLPs will be shared. Discussion focuses on successes and challenges in pursuing caseload/workload legislation.