2018 ASHA CONVENTION PROGRAM BOOK • 205 ORAL SEMINARS • SATURDAY BUSINESS AND PRACTICE MANAGEMENT (GI) 1993  Be YOU[nique]: Ethical & Innovative Service Delivery Models to Grow Your Private Practice SA 5:00PM-6:00PM / Westin, Burroughs Intermediate; Prof Educ AUTHOR(S): Yvette Mccoy, Speak Well Solutions, LLC; Tara Roehl, Speechy Keen Speech Therapy Many Speech-Language Pathologists feel “stuck” operating a traditional private practice in an ever changing healthcare climate. This presentation will provide participants with tangible ways to give their practice a competitive edge as we face health care reform and other trends that affect reimbursement. Presenters will share unique service models that have helped propel their practices successfully into the 21st century. 1994  The Evolution of (Medicaid) Managed Care SA 5:00PM-6:00PM / Westin, Commonwealth C Intermediate; Prof Educ AUTHOR(S): Kelly Ball, Therapy Svcs of Georgia; Linda Hazard, U of Vermont; Nancy Lovering, SpeechLanguage Therapy Services, LLC; Louis Malerba, Retired; Julie Stover, Optum Health; Kimberly Ward, U of Southern Mississippi; Timothy Weise, Garden City Hosp/ Prime Healthcare; Laurie Havens, ASHA Most states now use at least one Managed Care Organization (MCO) when administering their Medicaid program. However, the way managed care is being provided has evolved since its initiation. ASHA’s Medicaid Committee will discuss current trends and ethical issues in Managed Care. CULTURAL AND LINGUISTIC DIVERSITY (GI) 1995  Interpreters as Team Members in the Assessment Process SA 5:00PM-6:00PM / Westin, Grand Ballroom CD Intermediate; Prof Educ AUTHOR(S): Jill Brady, Indiana U of Pennsylvania This presentation will describe how speech- language pathologists and interpreters can work together to provide a valid assessment of clients’ language skills. The speech-language pathologist should debrief the interpreter before the assessment, and must communicate effectively with the interpreter throughout the assessment. Also, the speech pathologist must inform themselves about client’s language and culture to ensure that the assessment is unbiased. 1996  Overcoming Barriers: Medical SLP Perspectives, Reality, & Achievements in PR SA 5:00PM-6:00PM / CC, 161 (Lvl 1) Introductory; Prof Educ AUTHOR(S): Maria A. Centeno, U del Turabo; Lushana Rosario de Leon, Ashford Presbyterian Community Hosp/ U del Turabo; Lourdes García, Hosp Pediátrico de Puerto Rico; Dagmar Santiago, Hosp del Niño Speech-language pathology is a multifaceted career. One growing area is Medical SLP; a tendency beginning to flourish in Puerto Rico, where SLP programs are being incorporated in hospitals. This work addresses the evolution of SLP programs in 4 hospitals in PR and critical elements that facilitated a successful implementation. It also provides challenges faced and goals for future innovations. 1997  Productivity Probes Reveal Grammar Deficits in Children With SLI Across Two Nonmainstream Dialects of English SA 5:00PM-6:00PM / CC, 157ABC (Lvl 1) Advanced; Research AUTHOR(S): Janna Oetting, Louisiana St U; Jessica Berry, South Carolina St U; Kyomi Gregory, Salus U; Andrew Rivière, Sentara Healthcare; Janet McDonald, Louisiana St U Studies of nonmainstream English-speaking children are increasing, and a growing number of studies show grammar differences between children with SLI and same dialect-speaking TD controls using language sample data. The current study presents data from two nonmainstream dialects (AAE and SWE) that show robust differences between children with and without SLI using carefully crafted, dialect-informed grammar probes and dialect- strategic scoring. FLUENCY (SLP) 1998  Case Studies in Acceptance for Children who Stutter SA 5:00PM-6:00PM / CC, 104ABC (Lvl 1) Intermediate; Prof Educ AUTHOR(S): Joseph Klein, Appalachian St U; Carl Herder, American Inst for Stuttering; Sara MacIntyre, YouSpeak; Loryn McGill, OC Fluency Ctr; Rita Thurman, Rita Thurman, CCC-SLP; Patricia Walton, Ctr for Stuttering Therapy The importance of people who stutter accepting their stuttering has been debated in the stuttering literature. A panel of five therapists who treat people who stutter will define what acceptance means for people who stutter and their therapists, describe why acceptance of stuttering is important for many clients who stutter, and demonstrate how acceptance can be increased during stuttering therapy. GLOBAL ISSUES AND PRACTICES (GI) 1999  International Impact: Short- Term vs. Immersive Cultural Experience: A Journey in China SA 5:00PM-6:00PM / CC, 102AB (Lvl 1) Intermediate; Prof Educ AUTHOR(S): Shari Rosen, ELG, Shanghai; Monte Rosen, ELG, Shanghai Each year speech language pathologists are taught to develop cultural awareness and sensitivity. Short term overseas assignments in developing countries are effective in promoting awareness and often leave one with lasting impressions but ultimately leave a short-term impact. Our intention is to share our journey to China to illustrate the idea of Immersive Experience leading to sustainable, greater social impact.