2018 ASHA CONVENTION PROGRAM BOOK • 201 ORAL SEMINARS • SATURDAY 1960  But He Can’t Start a Conversation: Treatment Targeting Topic Initiation in People With Aphasia SA 3:45PM-4:45PM / CC, 210C (Lvl 2) Intermediate; Prof Educ AUTHOR(S): Marion Leaman, Teachers Coll, Columbia U Aphasia can impact a speaker’s ability to initiate new topics, reducing opportunities to direct conversation. Consequently, participation in daily interactions may be diminished, and topics of conversation may become limited to those anticipated by partners. Given limited treatment research, this course will use relevant foundational sociolinguistics knowledge to provide practical treatment possibilities targeting topic initiation across aphasia types/severities. 1961  Pick Up the PACE: Implementing PACE (Promoting Aphasia Communicative Effectiveness) in the Inpatient/ Outpatient Settings SA 3:45PM-4:45PM / CC, 258ABC (Lvl 2) Introductory; Prof Educ AUTHOR(S): Tom Sather, U of Wisconsin - Eau Claire PACE therapy (Promoting Aphasia Communication Effectiveness) was developed as a functional communication intervention procedure building on principles of conversation and multi-modal communication. It is a pragmatic intervention that captures the dynamic nature of communication. This presentation will provide the primary elements of PACE therapy, specific implementation strategies, and applications as a person- centered intervention. Additionally, treatment stimuli resources will be provided. 1962  Research Symposium: Advances in Modeling Neural Correlates of Treatment-Related Recovery & Controversies in Aphasia Rehabilitation SA 3:45PM-4:45PM / Westin, Marina I/II/III Advanced; Research AUTHOR(S): Stephen Wilson, Vanderbilt U Med Ctr; Peter Turkeltaub, Georgetown U; Cynthia Thompson, Northwestern U; Swathi Kiran, Boston U; Julius Fridriksson, U of South Carolina This panel discussion will focus on how advances in neuroimaging and functional connectivity analyses are influencing aphasia research. The importance of research into neuroplasticity following stroke will be discussed in terms of how this evidence can influence, and potentially improve treatment approaches for individuals with aphasia. LANGUAGE IN INFANTS THROUGH PRESCHOOLERS (SLP) 1963  A Parent-implemented Intervention for Preschoolers Identified as Late Talkers - Program Overview & Intervention Outcomes SA 3:45PM-4:45PM / Westin, Grand Ballroom B Intermediate; Prof Educ AUTHOR(S): Barbara Jane Cunningham, Western U; Elaine Kwok, Western U; Cindy Earle, The Hanen Ctr; Janis Cardy, U of Western Ontario This presentation provides an overview of Target Word™ -The Hanen Program for Parents of Children Who are Late Talkers. Description, with video examples, will explain how the program identifies next steps for intervention for children including those with suspected motor speech disorders. Findings from a pilot study will be presented and demonstrate evidence for the effectiveness of the program. 1964  Digging Deeper in Language Assessment: Early Vocabulary Response Patterns for Monolingual & Bilingual Preschoolers SA 3:45PM-4:45PM / Westin, Grand Ballroom CD Intermediate; Research AUTHOR(S): Alisha Wackerle-Hollman, U of Minnesota; Lillian Duran, U of Oregon This session summarizes an investigation into monolingual English and Spanish- speaking English learner (EL) preschool age student’s alternate response patterns on a common expressive vocabulary measure. By exploring the depth of vocabulary knowledge present in the number and type of alternate responses the authors will explore to what degree this knowledge may help inform assessment practices and early intervention. 1965  Partnering With Parents using T. Berry Brazelton’s Touchpoints Approach SA 3:45PM-4:45PM / Westin, Grand Ballroom A Intermediate; Prof Educ AUTHOR(S): Klaire Brumbaugh, U of Central Missouri This seminar will explain Dr. T Berry Brazelton’s Touchpoints approach from birth to age three. The Touchpoints approach focuses on supporting the parent-child relationship through understanding the child’s emotional and behavioral development. By understanding typical emotional development, SLPs can assist families as they navigate the peaks and valleys of global child development. 1966  Pushing Into the Preschool Classroom to Support Young Learners Who are Nonverbal or Minimally Verbal SA 3:45PM-4:45PM / Westin, Harbor Ballroom II & III Intermediate; Prof Educ AUTHOR(S): Carole Zangari, Nova Southeastern U; Kim Galant, Consultant SLPs who push-in to support preschool children with AAC needs sometimes struggle to differentiate their role from that of classroom staff. In this presentation, we discuss skilled services and the use of key intervention strategies to support AAC learners in classroom activities and lessons. Sources for free/ low cost AAC materials appropriate for the preschool classroom will also be shared. LEADERSHIP, ETHICS, AND PROFESSIONAL ISSUES (GI) 1967  Empowering SLPs to Expand Their Impact: Northwestern’s SLP-D Program SA 3:45PM-4:45PM / Westin, Grand Ballroom E Intermediate; Prof Educ AUTHOR(S): Stacy Kaplan, Northwestern U To equip practicing speech-language pathologists with the skills they need to expand their impact, Northwestern University’s unique clinical doctorate (SLP-D) draws from a wide variety of areas including leadership, policy, business, and education. In addition to discussing the program and the future of the SLP-D, current SLP-D students will be available to share their experiences and answer questions. 1968  Incorporate Ethics & EBP in Clinical Decision-Making Process: A Survey of School-Based SLPs in California SA 3:45PM-4:45PM / Westin, Harbor Ballroom I Introductory; Prof Educ AUTHOR(S): Lei Sun, CSU, Long Beach; Pei- Fang Hung, CSU, Long Beach The presentation will first review ethical principles and evidence based practice, application of ethical principles and EBP in decision-making process, and possible challenges faced by school-based SLPs when implementing EBP and ethical principles in clinical decision-making. A survey study examining the factors that may affect ethical decision-making will also be discussed along with clinical implications.