2018 ASHA CONVENTION PROGRAM BOOK • 235 TECHNICAL RESEARCH SESSIONS • FRIDAY DAY/TIME/ LOCATION/ ROOM SESSION/ AREA/ CONTENT/ LEVEL/TYPE TITLE/ AUTHOR(S) ABSTRACT FR 1:30PM-2:00PM Westin, Galleria Tech H 4593 GI GLOB Intermediate Research Intelligibility in English: Multilingual Speakers’ Perspectives Helen Blake, Charles Sturt U; Sarah Verdon, Charles Sturt U; Sharynne McLeod, Charles Sturt U Culturally competent speech-language pathologists need to develop an understanding of the perceptions and experiences of clients from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. Seven multilingual speakers were interviewed about their perceptions of English intelligibility and how it affected their participation in society before and after Intelligibility Enhancement intervention (accent modification). Post-intervention, participants reported enhanced intelligibility and increased confidence communicating in English. FR 5:00PM-5:30PM Westin, Galleria Tech H 4594 GI HLC Intermediate Research Designing a Website to Support Children & Families who are Waiting for Speech-Language Pathology Services Nicole McGill, Charles Sturt U; Sharynne McLeod, Charles Sturt U A parent-friendly website was created following a 3-stage research program exploring website content and design: (1) 119 members of the public completed an online questionnaire, (2) websites were evaluated for content, quality, and usability, (3) 16 parents, educators, and SLPs attended focus groups. Simple navigation and practical activities were important, while children’s speech, language, and literacy were recommended topics. FR 10:30AM-11:00AM Westin, Galleria Tech C 4596 GI IDHT Introductory Research Modulating Verbal Fluency in Healthy Participants With Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS) E. Susan Duncan, Louisiana St U We conducted a double-blind, sham-controlled study to explore effects of a single session of transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) on verbal fluency in healthy individuals. While intended as a replication study, our null findings call into question the use of single-blinding in neuromodulation research. Implications for future studies, and potential clinical use for augmentation of therapy effects, are discussed. FR 11:00AM-11:30AM Westin, Galleria Tech C 4597 GI IDHT Intermediate Research Choral Singing: Effects on Speech, Voice, & Quality of Life in Individuals with Parkinson’s Disease Ashley Higgins, U of Massachusetts - Amherst; Kelly Richardson, U of Massachusetts - Amherst; Lisa Sommers, U of Massachusetts - Amherst It has been proposed that the act of singing may help remediate neurogenic speech and voice impairment. Few studies however, have examined singing interventions for persons with hypokinetic dysarthria secondary to Parkinson’s disease (PD). The present study aims to investigate the effect of a choral singing program on measures of speech, voice, and quality of life in individuals with PD. FR 3:45PM-4:15PM Westin, Galleria Tech A 4598 GI IDHT Intermediate Prof Educ VocaTempo: Voice Input Communication Aid App for Children & Teens With Dysarthria Rebecca Bright, Therapy Box VocaTempo is is the result of a co-design process with children and young people with dysathria, and the underpinning speech technology required for using dysarthric speech. It has undergone evaluation with young people who use AAC and their feedback has been implemented in this product development process. FR 4:15PM-4:45PM Westin, Galleria Tech A 4599 GI IDHT Introductory Research How Are Mobile Apps Designed & Used to Help Children With Communication Impairments? Yao Du, U of California, Irvine In recent years, SLPs’ use of mobile applications has rapidly increased, but limited research has been conducted regarding their clinical needs of app use across different clinical environments. By interviewing stakeholders (SLPs app users, SLPs apps creators, and non-SLP app designers), this study describes the clinical, technical, and socioeconomic challenges faced by individuals who design and use mobile apps. FR 10:30AM-11:00AM Westin, Galleria Tech D 4600 GI IPC Intermediate Research Effects of Collaboration Between Speech-Language Pathologists & Third-Grade Teachers on Student Vocabulary Outcomes Mary Mitchell, Pacific U Few empirical studies have investigated the effects of collaboration on student outcomes. Mitchell (2017) used a quasi-experimental design to examine whether partnerships involving SLPs and third-grade teachers using a systematic collaboration protocol yielded better student vocabulary outcomes than teachers providing vocabulary instruction without collaborating with SLPs. Results will be presented and implications for practice will be discussed. FR 8:00AM-8:30AM Westin, Galleria Tech E 4601 SLP LLCA Introductory Research Speech-Language Pathologists Make Good Snacks: Estimating The Effectiveness of Decontextualized Ambiguous Language Leah Beekman, Case Western Reserve U; Vera Tobin, Case Western Reserve U The following study aimed to estimate the effectiveness of decontextualized ambiguous language used by speech language pathologists. Each participant read an ambiguous phrase, after reading a short story. The task was to disambiguate the phrase so that a listen could match a picture to their phrase. Speakers chose which picture they believed their listeners would understand. Results yielded high inconsistencies. FR 8:30AM-9:00AM Westin, Galleria Tech E 4602 SLP LLCA Introductory Research Sarcastic Teenagers Are My Favorite: A Pilot Study of A Sarcasm Intervention Leah Beekman, Case Western Reserve U; Madeleine Farnham, Case Western Reserve U; Cheyanne Sebolt, Case Western Reserve U; Angela Ciccia, Case Western Reserve U The following study introduces a sarcasm intervention. A pilot intervention study was administered to one student with ASD. Direct instruction in sarcasm was conducted and the transferability of that skill to the learning of other forms of ambiguous language was determined. Results yielded positive outcomes in that the participant demonstrated increased abilities in both tasks. FR 9:00AM-9:30AM Westin, Galleria Tech E 4603 SLP LLCA Intermediate Research Holistic Assessment of Narrative Discourse: A Progress Monitoring Tool Teigan Beck, Utah St U; Sarai Holbrook, Utah St U; Sandra Gillam, Utah St U The purpose of this study was to design and evaluate the content validity of a rubric for measuring the holistic quality of stories for preschool and school age children. Scores on the rubric were compared to scores obtained on a standardized measure of narrative proficiency. The rubric may be a useful adjunct to traditional measures for characterizing children’s narratives.