228 • 2018 ASHA CONVENTION PROGRAM BOOK As of July 31, 2018 DAY/TIME/ LOCATION/ ROOM SESSION/ AREA/ CONTENT/ LEVEL/TYPE TITLE/ AUTHOR(S) ABSTRACT TH 11:15AM-11:45AM Westin, Galleria Tech F 4528 SLP LDA Intermediate Research Age of Acquisition, Word Frequency, Grammatical Class, & Animacy in Word Retrieval Following Aphasia Michelle Los, Rush U; Richard Peach, Rush U Med Ctr Multiple factors influence the speed and accuracy of word retrieval. The most commonly explored are age of acquisition, word frequency, grammatical class, and animacy. Few studies control for the effects of any one of these factors concurrently with the others. We examined the speed of word retrieval in normal speakers and people with aphasia while controlling these factors simultaneously. TH 1:30PM-2:00PM Westin, Galleria Tech F 4529 SLP LDA Intermediate Research Impairment of Formulaic Language in the First Language: Bilingual Studies With Parkinson’s Disease Binna Lee, New York U; Diana Sidtis, Nathan Kline Inst Previous studies suggest that formulaic language is impaired in monolingual speakers with Parkinson’s Disease (PD), but it is unknown how language performance is manifested in bilingual individuals with PD. Results indicate that comprehension and production of formulaic language in the first language, but not in the second, are compromised in bilingual patients with PD when compared with healthy controls. TH 2:00PM-2:30PM Westin, Galleria Tech F 4530 SLP LDA Intermediate Research Verbal Disruptions in Parkinson’s Disease Spoken Discourse as a Function of Syntax Complexity Stephanie Gutierrez, Northwestern U; Katharine Aveni, Northwestern U; Ashana Torani, Northwestern U; Alexandra Simeur, Northwestern U; Angela Roberts, Northwestern U We investigated whether complex utterances increase verbal disruptions in Parkinson’s disease (PD). Spoken language samples were elicited using Nicholas and Brookshire’s stimuli. Both groups had more filled pauses, repetitions, and revisions in complex utterances. Individuals with PD produced more unfilled pauses than controls. Disruptions in complex utterances suggest disruptions are strategic, allowing speakers time to revise their message. TH 10:45AM-11:15AM Westin, Galleria Tech G 4531 SLP LITP Intermediate Research Knowledge Acquisition & Inhibition Effects on Comprehension in Preschoolers With & Without Developmental Language Disorder Crystle Alonzo, MGH Inst; Tiffany Hogan, MGH Inst; Liane Thornhill, MGH Inst In this study, we examine the relationship of knowledge and story comprehension in preschoolers with and without developmental language disorder and determine the role encoding (learning) and processing (inhibitory control) of knowledge has in successful comprehension. Theoretical and clinical implications will be discussed. TH 11:15AM-11:45AM Westin, Galleria Tech G 4532 SLP LITP Intermediate Research A Comparison of Canonical Babbling Judged in Real- time & Repeated Listening Yuna Jhang, Chung Shan Med U; Chia-Cheng Lee, Portland St U; Hyunjoo Yoo, U of Alabama; D. Kimbrough Oller, U of Memphis This study examines how well coders do judging canonical babbling in a fast and intuitive manner (in real time, RT) as compared to repeat listening (RL), which takes much longer. Results suggest that RT coding functions fairly similarly to RL for canonical babbling ratios. TH 11:45AM-12:15PM Westin, Galleria Tech G 4533 SLP LITP Intermediate Research Is a Picture Worth 1,000 Plurals for Young Children With Developmental Language Disorder? Lindsay Butler-Trump, U of Connecticut/EASTCONN Typically-developing children are sensitive to the visual input when they acquire the plural. They produce more plurals and comprehend plurals better when the visual representation involves larger sets (i.e. four items versus two). This study presents new data suggesting that young children with Developmental Language Disorder may also learn plurals better when the visual input contains larger sets of items. TH 1:30PM-2:00PM Westin, Galleria Tech G 4534 SLP LITP Intermediate Research Impact of Spanish Language Loss on English Acquisition in Spanish-English Bilingual Preschoolers Lindsey Hiebert, U of Texas at Dallas; Raul Rojas, U of Texas at Dallas Spanish-English bilinguals in the U.S. represent a growing proportion of children. This study addresses the impact of Spanish language loss on English acquisition. Narrative language samples were collected over two years from children attending an English immersion school. Preliminary results based on a measure of grammaticality indicate varying degrees of loss in Spanish skills for two subgroups of children. TH 2:00PM-2:30PM Westin, Galleria Tech G 4535 SLP LITP Introductory Research Mother Tongue Influence on Linguistic & Non- Linguistic Skills in Culturally & Linguistically Diverse Children Dongsun Yim, Ewha Womans U; Jiyun Han, Ewha Womans U; DeokJin Song, Ewha Womans U; Su-Jin Choi, Ewha Womans U; Sinae Do, Ewha Womans U; Hyewon Kang, Ewha Womans U; Seonkyoung Jeon, Ewha Womans U The present study examined whether L1 exposure positively affect linguistic and non-linguistic cognitive domain especially executive functions along with L2 development in culturally and linguistically diverse children. 27 children (18 L2-only & 9 L1-use) and 18 Korean monolingual preschoolers participated. The results showed that L1 exposure enhances L2 development and linguistic cognitive domain. TH 3:30PM-4:00PM Westin, Galleria Tech E 4536 SLP MSD Intermediate Research Deviant Patterns of Dysarthria in Speakers With Huntington’s Disease Sarah Diehl, Vanderbilt U Med Ctr; Antje Mefferd, Vanderbilt U Med Ctr; Daniel Claassen, Vanderbilt U Med Ctr; Michael de Riesthal, Vanderbilt U Med Ctr This study aimed to identify distinct clusters of speech perceptual characteristics within a group of 48 speakers with Huntington’s disease. Notable differences were found in rate. Cluster analysis revealed four subgroups, one mild, one fast rate with unique rankings, and two with slow rate and similar rankings differing in severity. Findings are discussed with previous literature and clinical implications. TH 5:00PM-5:30PM Westin, Galleria Tech E 4537 SLP MSD Intermediate Research Robust Talkers: Natural Compensation for Impaired Speech Motor Control in Individuals With ALS Kaila Stipancic, MGH Inst; Yana Yunusova, U of Toronto; Jordan Green, MGH Inst The purpose of this study was to understand how some patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis are capable of maintaining high levels of speech intelligibility despite the presence of a significant dysarthria. The findings of this work will help identify potential therapeutic targets for optimizing intelligibility in individuals with neurodegenerative diseases. TH 6:30PM-7:00PM Westin, Galleria Tech E 4538 SLP MSD Introductory Research Early Speech Deterioration in ALS: A Case Study of Newscaster Donna Britt Emily Watkins, Louisiana St U; Austin Thompson, Louisiana St U; Yungjung Kim, Louisiana St U Our work aims to detect early speech deterioration in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) by examining speech data pre- and post- diagnosis of a local newscaster diagnosed with ALS. In the presentation, speech changes over two and a half years centered around the diagnosis will be reported by conducting perceptual and acoustic analyses of her speech using the archived news database.