2018 ASHA CONVENTION PROGRAM BOOK • 231 TECHNICAL RESEARCH SESSIONS • FRIDAY DAY/TIME/ LOCATION/ ROOM SESSION/ AREA/ CONTENT/ LEVEL/TYPE TITLE/ AUTHOR(S) ABSTRACT FR 11:00AM-11:30AM Westin, Galleria Tech A 4555 GI ACE Intermediate Prof Educ Active Learning Experiences: How to Engage Today’s College Student Rebecca Davis, Southeastern Louisiana U; Ashley Meaux, Southeastern Louisiana U The Millennial or Generation Y student has been of interest to educators, in that their learning needs and styles differ from previous generations. These students entered our universities nearly 20 years ago, but our traditional methods have been slow to evolve. This presentation will discuss how university teaching can be enhanced with active learning experiences to meet their needs. FR 2:30PM-3:00PM Westin, Galleria Tech A 4556 GI ACE Introductory Research Effects of an Online Training on Pre-Service SLPs’ Use of Family-Centered Behaviors Kelsey Mandak, Penn St U; Janice Light, Penn St U; David McNaughton, Penn St U Although family-centered services are considered best-practice in AAC services, many SLPs are lacking in their implementation of family-centered skills. In this study, 15 pre-service SLPs participated in an online training designed to improve their demonstration of family-centered skills. Post- training, all students made significant gains in their use of a family-centered strategy. Clinical implications and directions for future research are discussed. FR 3:00PM-3:30PM Westin, Galleria Tech A 4557 GI ACE Intermediate Research Pre-Professional Preparation for Parent Coaching Rachel Glade, U of Arkanas; Elizabeth Rosenzweig, Teachers Coll, Columbia U This presentation will discuss a pilot study that examined how parent coaching is addressed in both undergraduate and graduate communication science and disorders programs across the United States. Clinical faculty and administrators across the United States completed a survey with a mixed method design. Presenters will elucidate results and discuss implications. Manuscript currently under review. FR 5:00PM-5:30PM Westin, Galleria Tech A 4558 GI ACE Intermediate Prof Educ Problem-Based Learning in an SLP Graduate Research Methods Course Suzanne Miller, Bridgewater St U This session focuses on the use of practical applications of Constructivist learning theory employing a problem-based learning (PBL) model within a graduate SLP research methods course. The constructivist PBL model employed incorporated activities specifically created for a research design course. Specific activities and student feedback and outcomes will be presented. FR 5:30PM-6:00PM Westin, Galleria Tech A 4559 GI ACE Intermediate Research Graduate Preparatory Training for Adult Medical Speech-Language Pathology: A National Survey Emma Brooks, Portland St U; Donna Graville, OHSU, Otolaryngology HNS; Olivia Noceda, Portland St U; Claudia Meyer, Portland St U; Cassie Quinn, Portland St U; Deanna Britton, Portland St U Research regarding the preparedness of students entering the adult medical speech language pathology (SLP) field is limited. A national survey of experienced SLPs working in adult medical settings was completed to determine essential qualities and expertise expected of SLP clinical fellows. Increased focus in medical curricula is needed to better prepare SLP graduates for clinical fellowships in adult medical settings. FR 8:00AM-8:30AM Westin, Galleria Tech B 4560 SLP AAC Intermediate Research Symbol Task Performance & Language & Cognitive Skills in Children Who Use Graphic-symbol AAC Systems Ann Sutton, Faculty of Health Sciences; Natacha Trudeau, U of Montreal Children who use graphic symbols for daily communication (n = 22; aged 5;3 to 18:0) were assessed with language and cognitive measures and engaged in experimental tasks in which the modality of the input (stimuli) and of the output (response) were controlled (speech, action, symbols). Participant skills, both individually and taken together, were linked with better performance on experimental tasks. FR 8:30AM-9:00AM Westin, Galleria Tech B 4561 SLP AAC Intermediate Research Comprehension of Themes Depicted in Grid & Visual Scene Displays by Adults with Aphasia Amber Thiessen, U of Houston; Jessica Brown, U of Arizona Many people with aphasia rely on augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) supports for functional communication. Messages stored in AAC systems are organized primarily into either grid or visual scene displays. We utilized eye-tracking technology to explore the visual processing patterns of adults with aphasia when viewing grids and scenes and to document comprehension accuracy across display type. FR 9:00AM-9:30AM Westin, Galleria Tech B 4562 SLP AAC Intermediate Research Comparative Effects of Picture Symbols & Color Photos on Engagement in Children with Multiple Disabilities Christine Holyfield, U of Arkanas; Sydney Brooks, Fort Smith Sch Some children with multiple disabilities who have limited speech and early language profiles demonstrate low rates of engagement with their environment which can limit language learning. The current study uses an alternating treatment design to compare the effects of two AAC representation options – isolated picture symbols and color photo visual scene displays – on engagement in elementary-aged children with multiple disabilities. FR 10:30AM-11:00AM Westin, Galleria Tech B 4563 SLP AAC Introductory Research Parent Instruction in Partner-Augmented Input Jill Senner, Northwestern U; Kathleen Post, Midwestern University; Matthew Baud, St Xavier U Parents of children who use AAC received instruction in partner-augmented input using an evidence-based, 8-step instructional model. All parents demonstrated the ability to provide partner-augmented input on their children’s existing SGDs during regularly occurring activities following instruction and increased their use of the technique between baseline and post-test measures. Additional research results will also be discussed. Technical Research Sessions • Friday (30 Minutes) See page 249 for Topic Area abbreviations.