232 • 2018 ASHA CONVENTION PROGRAM BOOK As of July 31, 2018 DAY/TIME/ LOCATION/ ROOM SESSION/ AREA/ CONTENT/ LEVEL/TYPE TITLE/ AUTHOR(S) ABSTRACT FR 11:00AM-11:30AM Westin, Galleria Tech B 4564 SLP AAC Introductory Research Exploring Child-Parent-Provider Communication on an Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit: A Descriptive Analysis Jessica Gormley, Penn St U; Savanna Brittlebank- Douglas, Penn St U; Janice Light, Penn St U A descriptive, explorative study was conducted to systematically document interactions among a 28-month-old child with complex communication needs, her parents, and 26 health care providers in an inpatient rehabilitation unit. Descriptive statistics, communication patterns, and video case examples will be presented along with future research directions to inform augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) design and practice in inpatient settings. FR 1:00PM-1:30PM Westin, Galleria Tech B 4565 SLP AAC Intermediate Research Children with CDKL5: Visual Attention to Print During Shared Reading Before & After Print Referencing Sofia Benson-Goldberg, U of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Karen Erickson, U of North Carolina at Chapel Hill This study examines the patterns of visual attention to print that occur during shared reading for young children with CDKL5, and asks whether the use of print referencing strategies increases visual attention to print. The results of the preliminary data and implications for emergent literacy interventions will be shared. FR 1:30PM-2:00PM Westin, Galleria Tech B 4566 SLP AAC Intermediate Research Pediatric Sampling Practices in AAC Literacy Research: Implications for Translation of Findings to Clinical Practice Sofia Benson-Goldberg, U of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Karen Erickson, U of North Carolina at Chapel Hill This session will describe the results of a systematic review that explored the ways that participant language and communication has been described in child-focused literacy research published in the Augmentative and Alternative Communication journal since its inception. The results of the systematic review and implications for future literacy research with children who use aided AAC will be discussed. FR 2:30PM-3:00PM Westin, Galleria Tech B 4567 SLP AAC Intermediate Research Teaching Preschoolers to Produce To-Be Declaratives & Inverted Yes-No Questions: An Aided AAC Input-Output Intervention Jennifer Kent-Walsh, U of Central Florida & FAAST; Cathy Binger, U of New Mexico; Carolyn Buchanan, U of Central Florida & FAAST; Nancy Harrington, U of Central Florida; Meredith Cohen, U of Central Florida; Jennifer Martin, U of Central Florida; Mayumi Sembrano, U of Central Florida This investigation was designed to evaluate the impact of an aided AAC input-output language intervention on: (a) the productive use of a range of simple auxiliary ‘to be’ declaratives and yes-no questions by 5 year-olds with receptive language skills within normal limits, and (b) generalization to productive use of untrained linguistic structures. Results for three participants will be presented. FR 3:00PM-3:30PM Westin, Galleria Tech B 4568 SLP AAC Intermediate Research Considerations for Grammar Intervention in Children who use AAC: Verbs Categories & Verbal Inflection Gat Savaldi-Harussi, U of California, Berkeley; Gloria Soto, SFSU The usage of early verbal categories, their event type, and the emergence of verbal inflections (-ing, -s, and -ed) were analyzed in four school-age children with motor speech disorders who use speech generating devices to converse with a familiar adult. Results are discussed in terms of language development and considerations for grammar intervention for children who use AAC. FR 8:30AM-9:00AM Westin, Galleria Tech C 4569 SLP ASD Intermediate Research Cultural Influences in Identifying Core Symptoms of ASD Jinhan Yu, Wayne St U; Natalia Rakhlin, Wayne St U The study investigated cultural sensitivity of an ASD diagnostic tool. We administered an ASD screener translated into Chinese (Autism Spectrum Quotient-Children’s version) to parents of children from the general population and children diagnosed with ASD in Dalian, China. We found that 94.8% of the participants’ in the GP group met the criterion for clinically significant levels of autistic traits. FR 9:00AM-9:30AM Westin, Galleria Tech C 4570 SLP ASD Intermediate Research Attitudes & Use of Screen Media in Families of Children With Autism: A Survey Anna Allen, MGH Inst; Meryl Alper, Northeastern U; Howard Shane, Boston Children's Hosp; Charles Haynes, MGH Inst Though there is positive evidence regarding the use of mobile devices as AAC interventions for persons with autism, limited data exist regarding families’ use of and attitudes toward these technologies. An interprofessionally developed survey explored how parents of children with ASD are incorporating digital technologies and media into their family lives and parenting practices. FR 9:30AM-10:00AM Westin, Galleria Tech C 4571 SLP ASD Intermediate Research Behavioral Predictors of Improved Speech Output in Minimally Verbal Children With Autism Karen Chenausky, Beth Israel Deaconess Med Ctr; Andrea Norton, Beth Israel Deaconess Med Ctr; Helen Tager-Flusberg, Boston U; Gottfried Schlaug, Beth Israel Deaconess Med Ctr We investigated the relationship between eight theoretically-motivated behavioral variables and a spoken-language-related outcome measure after 25 sessions of treatment for speech production in 38 minimally verbal children with autism. Baseline phonetic inventory (the number of phonemes repeated correctly) was the most robust predictor of improvement. In some participants, autism severity also significantly predicted outcome. FR 1:00PM-1:30PM Westin, Galleria Tech A 4572 SLP ASD Intermediate Research Undifferentiated Distress Signals in Infants Later Diagnosed With Autism Spectrum Disorder Samantha Plate, Ctr for Autism Research, Children's Hosp of Philadelphia; Lisa Yankowitz, Ctr for Autism Research, Children's Hosp of Philadelphia; Patrick Emedom-Nnamdi, Ctr for Autism Research, Children's Hosp of Philadelphia; Leila Bateman, Ctr for Autism Research, Children's Hosp of Philadelphia; Meredith Cola, Ctr for Autism Research, Children's Hosp of Philadelphia; Aubrey Faggen, Ctr for Autism Research, Children's Hosp of Philadelphia; Jennifer Maldarelli, Ctr for Autism Research, Children's Hosp of Philadelphia; Juhi Pandey, Ctr for Autism Research, Children's Hosp of Philadelphia; Robert Schultz, Ctr for Autism Research, Children's Hosp of Philadelphia; Julia Parish- Morris, Children's Hosp of Philadelphia Cntr for Autism Research; IBIS Network, Ctr for Autism Research, Children's Hosp of Philadelphia Distress vocalizations (e.g., cries and fusses) are key components of parent- infant communication. In this study, we found that the distress sounds of typical infants were separable based on multiple convergent cues, whereas the distress signals of infants later diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder were less distinguishable. Atypical distress signals may interfere with optimal patterns of early parent-child social communication.