2018 ASHA CONVENTION PROGRAM BOOK • 225 TECHNICAL RESEARCH SESSIONS • THURSDAY DAY/TIME/ LOCATION/ ROOM SESSION/ AREA/ CONTENT/ LEVEL/TYPE TITLE/ AUTHOR(S) ABSTRACT TH 3:30PM-4:00PM Westin, Galleria Tech A 4500 GI ACE Intermediate Prof Educ Language for Scholars – Successful Classroom Collaborations to Build High Sch 21st Century Comm Skills John Lybolt, LeapEmpowersAllPeople (LEAP); Catherine Gottfred, LeapEmpowersAllPeople (LEAP); Nina Smith, LeapEmpowersAllPeople (LEAP); Catherine Pinas, Rush U; Samantha Bernsen, Rush U Collaborating in a classroom setting can reach students on your caseload, build students’ 21st century communication skills, and help transfer linguistic and pragmatic/rhetorical skills. Participants learn collaborative approaches that build all students’ skills through presentations, projects (debate/community outreach/hands-on activity) or culminating events (mock interview}. Learn formats that incorporate speaking and language skills in functional settings. TH 3:00PM-3:30PM Westin, Galleria Tech B 4501 SLP AAC Introductory Prof Educ Pre-Service Education in Augmentative & Alternative Communication: Student Ratings of Self-Efficacy Jennifer Yoshimura, San Jose St U; Wendy Quach, San Jose St U This research is a preliminary study based on a survey meant to examine the impact of additional components of AAC education on SLP students’ preservice confidence levels in different areas AAC services (treatment, evaluation, goal determination, and device/system determination). The rationale, development, and analysis of the survey will be discussed. The findings will be presented for attendees to review. TH 3:30PM-4:00PM Westin, Galleria Tech B 4502 SLP AAC Intermediate Research AAC Confidence & Beliefs Among SLPs Serving Students in Schools Eric Sanders, Moravian Coll; Thomas Page, U of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Deborah Lesher, Columbia Regional Prgrm - Oregon It is important to understand the practices of SLPs providing augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) services to students in schools. We present findings of a comprehensive survey of these SLPs designed to identify areas of confidence in assessment, intervention, and the use of clinical tools as well as beliefs in common myths related to AAC TH 5:00PM-5:30PM Westin, Galleria Tech B 4503 SLP AAC Introductory Research From the Clinic to the Classroom: Repurposing the Apple Watch to Support Learners With Autism Amanda O'Brien, Boston Children's Hosp; Howard Shane, Boston Children's Hosp; Ralf Schlosser, Northeastern U; Jacqueline Cullen, Fayetteville- Manlius Central Sch Dist; Andrea Benz, Fayetteville- Manlius Central Sch Dist; Anna Allen, MGH Inst; Christina Yu, Boston Children's Hosp Individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) may benefit from receiving visual prompts via wearable technology (e.g., the Apple Watch). This presentation reviews a four-part investigation of using an Apple Watch to provide language supports to individuals with ASD. Results reveal the viability and usefulness of the methods within clinic and school settings. We will explore clinical implications of the findings. TH 10:15AM-10:45AM Westin, Galleria Tech D 4504 SLP ASD Intermediate Research Comparing Accuracy & Speed of Emotion Recognition in Static/Animated Images in Children with ASD Haralambia Kollia, William Paterson U; Lauren Klimovich, William Paterson U; Kristen Megargee, William Paterson U; Nicolette Soden, William Paterson U; Aleksasha Wannemacher, William Paterson U Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) display persistent deficits in social communication and interaction, especially with interpreting facial expressions compared to typically developing peers. We investigated whether children with ASD demonstrate preference to decoding facial expressions in static versus dynamic stimuli, with consideration to the accuracy and speed of their responses. TH 10:45AM-11:15AM Westin, Galleria Tech D 4505 SLP ASD Intermediate Research Brain Morphometry Differences Between Minimally Verbal Adults With Autism Spectrum Disorder & Neurotypical Controls Maria Mody, Massachusetts General Hosp & Harvard Med Sch; Christopher Wreh II, MGH Martinos Ctr for Biomedical Imaging; Seppo Ahlfors, MGH Martinos Ctr for Biomedical Imaging & Harvard Med Sch; Christopher McDougle, MGH Lurie Ctr for Autism & Harvard Med Sch Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) studies of the brain in Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) have revealed widespread changes in grey and white matter. We found significant differences between minimally verbal ASD and age- and sex-matched neurotypical controls in critical sensorimotor and language areas implicated in core behaviors in ASD. Our results build on previous work linking motor and communication domains. TH 11:15AM-11:45AM Westin, Galleria Tech D 4506 SLP ASD Intermediate Research Translating Eye-Tracking & Cognitive Demand in ASD: Social Language Stimuli & Targeting Non- Verbal Pragmatics Georgina Lynch, Dept of Speech & Hearing Sciences, Elson S. Floyd Coll of Med, Washington St U This session presents eye-tracking research and use of the Index of Cognitive Activity (ICA) to advance understanding of atypical visual attention to non-verbal communication in individuals with ASD. Preliminary data from an ongoing study of children and adolescents will be presented translating to social language intervention. Visual attention to non-verbal social stimuli will be discussed in relation to intervention techniques. TH 3:00PM-3:30PM Westin, Galleria Tech F 4507 SLP CRAN Intermediate Research Using Nasalance Scores to Pre-Assess Severity of Oral-Nasal Balance Disorders Before Auditory- Perceptual Analysis Gillian de Boer, U of Toronto; Viviane Marino, Sao Paulo St U & UNESP-Marília; Jeniffer de Cassia Rillo Dutka, USP Bauru; Maria Inês Pegoraro-Krook, Dept of Comm Disorders, Coll of Dentistry, U of Sao Paulo; Tim Bressmann, U of Toronto A classification algorithm based on nasalance scores was applied to the severity of oral-nasal balance disorders. Three experienced SLPs listened to recordings and either confirmed or corrected nasalance-based pre-assigned severity. Mean correlations between the listeners’ scores and the nasalance- based scores were assessed. Pre-classification of oral-nasal balance disorders based on nasalance scores may help listeners improve diagnostic accuracy and inter-listener agreement. Technical Research Sessions • Thursday (30 Minutes) See page 249 for Topic Area abbreviations.