2018 ASHA CONVENTION PROGRAM BOOK • 199 ORAL SEMINARS • SATURDAY FLUENCY (SLP) 1942  Self-Help Activities for People Who Stutter: Committee Recommended Guidelines for Professionals & Activity Leaders SA 3:45PM-4:45PM / CC, 109AB (Lvl 1) Introductory; Research AUTHOR(S): Mitchell Trichon, Stutter Social/Int’l Stuttering Association; Erik Raj, Monmouth U The purpose of the study is to learn about self-help activities for people who stutter (PWS) when professionals participate to create guidelines for professionals and activity leaders. Topics were deemed pertinent by a previous study (Trichon, Raj, Yedman & Sweeney, 2017) and will be discussed and analyzed by a committee of people who stutter and SLPs with experience in this realm. 1943  Using Free TalkBank Software for Children’s Fluency & Language Assessment SA 3:45PM-4:45PM / CC, 260 (Lvl 2) Intermediate; Prof Educ AUTHOR(S): Nan Bernstein Ratner, U of Maryland, College Park; Davida Fromm, Carnegie-Mellon U; Brian MacWhinney, Carnegie-Mellon U We will provide hands-on practice with KidEval and FluCalc, free software programs for Mac or PC available from Talkbank. org; we will demonstrate transcription and analysis of a speech sample using Talkbank utilities, and interpret results of analysis to distinguish typical from disordered fluency. We will also demonstrate how to do additional language sample analyses using the same speech sample. GLOBAL ISSUES AND PRACTICES (GI) 1944  Introducing Speech- Language Pathology in Eastern Congo: Successes & Challenges SA 3:45PM-4:45PM / CC, 103 (Lvl 1) Intermediate; Prof Educ AUTHOR(S): Amanda Hitchins, CERBC; Ismael Byaruhanga, CERBC This presentation will provide considerations for volunteering SLP services in majority-world countries, as well as present on a 5-year long collaboration between an American SLP and a Congolese Audiologist at a school and rehabilitation center in rural Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. This overview will include a brief history of the program, successes, failures, future plans, and case studies. HEALTH LITERACY AND COMMUNICATION (GI) 1945  How to Write Effective Audiology Information That Helps Clients Make Informed Treatment Choices SA 3:45PM-4:45PM / CC, 108 (Lvl 1) Intermediate; Prof Educ AUTHOR(S): Rebecca Kelly-Campbell, U of Canterbury This session is developed by, and presenters invited by, Health Literacy and Communication. People have better outcomes when they understand their health conditions and treatment options. Research shows that audiology health information is written at a level that is difficult for most Americans to read and generally does not promote informed treatment choices. In this session, you will learn how to evaluate and improve written audiology information to promote informed treatment choices. HEARING AND TINNITUS ACROSS THE LIFESPAN (AUD) 1946  Lights.Cameras.Advocacy. SA 3:45PM-4:45PM / CC, 107A (Lvl 1) Intermediate; Prof Educ AUTHOR(S): Tina Childress, CASE Audiology/ Illinois Sch for the Deaf As technology evolves, so does access! Do you know what options are available for your clients to access movie and/or live theatre? Should they get hearing assistive technology? What captioning options are available? What if their theatre doesn’t have appropriate accommodations - how can they advocate for that? This speaker is a late-deafened adult and audiologist with answers! HEARING, LANGUAGE, AND SPEECH IN THE DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING: BIRTH TO SCHOOL TRANSITION (GI) 1947  How to Build a Better Family Workshop for Children Who Are Deaf/Hard of Hearing SA 3:45PM-4:45PM / CC, 107C (Lvl 1) Intermediate; Prof Educ AUTHOR(S): Angelique Boerst, Michigan Medicine; Katie Kuboushek, Michigan Medicine Children who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing (D/ HH) face unique challenges. The one-day “Family Matters!” workshop was created to help parents and children navigate uncharted territory. ASHA Attendees will learn how this workshop educates parents and connects children of all ages and communication modalities. Workshop structure and keys to the success of this annual event will be explored. 1948  Working With Students With Hearing Loss in the Mainstream: Access & Success SA 3:45PM-4:45PM / CC, 107B (Lvl 1) Introductory; Prof Educ AUTHOR(S): Ronda Rufsvold, CCHAT Ctr; Katie Isbell, CCHAT Ctr Being low incidence, hearing loss is a disability not routinely seen by an SLP. Each DHH student can have have drastically different needs. Audiological factors and the current climate for students with hearing loss will be discussed.  From the viewpoints of an audiologist and a teacher of the deaf, strategies for success will be provided for immediate application. INNOVATIONS, DEBATES, AND HOT TOPICS IN THE DISCIPLINE (GI) 1949  Peer-based Transgender Voice & Communication Training: A More Appropriate Delivery Model? SA 3:45PM-4:45PM / CC, 255 (Lvl 2) Introductory; Prof Educ AUTHOR(S): Wendy Vastine, Transformative Voice; Yona Twena, U of Texas at Austin This session makes the case for a peer- based model for voice and communication training for transgender people. It explains the necessity for this model and examines the evidence on the barriers transgender people face when accessing medical care. Through the presentation and participant discussion, we will explore the role of Speech-Language Pathologists in supporting a peer model.