2018 ASHA CONVENTION PROGRAM BOOK • 239 TECHNICAL RESEARCH SESSIONS • FRIDAY DAY/TIME/ LOCATION/ ROOM SESSION/ AREA/ CONTENT/ LEVEL/TYPE TITLE/ AUTHOR(S) ABSTRACT FR 3:45PM-4:15PM Westin, Carlton 4636 SLP SWAL Intermediate Research Quality of Life & Dysphagia in Patients With Chronic Critical Illness With a Tracheostomy Randy Dubin, Good Shepherd Penn Partners The objectives of this study were to determine the most important goals in terms of quality of life during the period of chronic critical illness (CCI); how frequently anxiety/depression are encountered in this population along with cognitive deficits; and to identify predictors of dysphagia and typical length of time to return to oral feeding in patients with CCI. FR 5:00PM-5:30PM Westin, Carlton 4637 SLP SWAL Introductory Research Is Feeding the New Play? Examining the Maternal Language & Prosody Used During Infant Feeding Emily Zimmerman, Northeastern U; Danielle Alu, Northeastern U; Julie Peters, Northeastern U; Jill Hoover, U of Massachusetts - Amherst; Kathryn Connaghan, Northeastern U The goal of this research is to examine the differences in maternal prosody and language used during infant feeding (milk vs. solid), play, and adult- directed conditions. We hypothesize that maternal language during feeding would have fewer nouns, verbs and attention-directing statements with reduced prosodic modulation compared to play. FR 1:00PM-1:30PM Westin, Galleria Tech G 4638 GI TELE Introductory Research A Survey of Screen-Based Device Use and Influential Factors Among Public School Speech-Language Pathologists Willow Sauermilch, Texas Tech U This study explored (a) the frequency SLPs use eight types of screen-based devices during intervention, (b) professional rationales, and (c) relationships between clinical factors and device use. A survey of 261 SLPs across 43 states reported using tablets significantly more than any other device surveyed. Results varied significantly by student age, communication disorder, service delivery model, and years of experience. FR 1:30PM-2:00PM Westin, Galleria Tech G 4639 GI TELE Introductory Research Reliability of Diadochokinetic Apps in a Clinical Setting Hanna Crews, U of Nevada, Reno; Abbie Olszewski, U of Nevada, Reno The purpose of this study was to determine if commercially available diadochonkinetic (DDK) apps are a reliable way to collect and analyze DDK rates in a clinical setting. DDK samples were collected from typically developing monolingual English speaking children in kindergarten through seventh grade. Three different apps were appraised for intrarater reliability and interrater reliability. FR 3:45PM-4:15PM Westin, Galleria Tech B 4640 GI TBI Intermediate Research Predicting Narrative Discourse production From Narrative Discourse Comprehension: Potential Application of the Structure Building Framework Karen Le, VA Connecticut Healthcare System; Carl Coelho, U of Connecticut This study investigated the relationship between narrative discourse comprehension and production in TBI. Regression analyses were performed using comprehension measures as predictors for production measures. Results suggest a relationship between comprehension measures and production of story content. The Structure Building Framework (SBF) is a discourse comprehension model with potential application to discourse production and proved useful in interpreting the findings. FR 4:15PM-4:45PM Westin, Galleria Tech B 4641 GI TBI Intermediate Research Post-Concussion Syndrome & Resulting Treatment Across the Lifespan Jessica Brown, U of Arizona; Kelly Knollman-Porter, Miami U Twenty-one young adults with histories of one or more concussion participated. Through in-depth interview techniques, we explored participants’ concussion history, outcomes, and medical care. Results indicated although concussion reporting has increased, many individuals do not receive medical care. Understanding the perspectives of people who have experienced concussion can guide future education, injury identification, and medical service delivery models. FR 5:00PM-5:30PM Westin, Galleria Tech B 4642 GI TBI Intermediate Research An Exploration of Higher-Level Language Deficits Following Bast Exposure in Afghanistan & Iraq War Veterans Judith Koebli, Clark Board of Ed; Venugopal Balasubramanian, Seton Hall U The purpose of this study was to look below the surface and examine if blast exposed veterans have difficulty with higher level language skills, such as ambiguity, inferencing, figurative language, and complex sentence comprehension, which are highly correlated with decreased cognitive functions of working memory, speed of processing, and attention. Results may assist these veterans with transitioning back into society. FR 3:00PM-3:30PM Westin, Galleria Tech G 4643 SLP VAC Intermediate Research Relative Fundamental Frequency in Children With & Without Vocal Fold Nodules Elizabeth Heller Murray, Boston U; Katharine Kolin, Boston U; Geralyn Harvey Woodnorth, Boston Children's Hosp; Cara Stepp, Boston U Relative fundamental frequency (RFF) during devoicing and vocal onset gestures were examined in children with vocal fold nodules and vocally healthy age-matched controls. Differences between the two groups in RFF and variability of RFF will be discussed. Results will also be discussed in the context of previous work examining RFF in the adult population. FR 3:45PM-4:15PM Westin, Galleria Tech G 4644 SLP VAC Intermediate Research Correlating Undiagnosed Hearing Impairment with Hyperfunctional Dysphonia in Children & Adults Ahmed Nagy, U at Buffalo SUNY & Fayoum U in Egypt; Reham Elshafei, Fayoum U; Somaya Mahmoud, Fayoum U We explored the co-occurrence of none previously diagnosed hearing loss in a group of patients with Hyperfunctional Dysphonia distributed between the age Cohorts of adults and children. The main parameters of interest were those of computerized acoustic analysis. The study showed that the physiological regulatory mechanism of pitch perturbation is altered with hearing impairment. FR 4:15PM-4:45PM Westin, Galleria Tech G 4645 SLP VAC Intermediate Research Vowel Confusion in Dysphonic Speech Keiko Ishikawa, U of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Alison Deluca, U of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Jillian Atkenson, U of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Alexandra Nowak, U of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Daina Polikaitis, U of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Monique Martinez, U of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Dysphonia negatively affects speaker’s intelligibility; however, how the disorder affects intelligibility is poorly understood. Correct recognition of vowels plays an important role in intelligibility; however, aperiodicity in dysphonic speech may negatively affect saliency of acoustic cues for vowels. This study examined how dysphonia affects listener’s ability to identify vowels, and the relationship between acoustic measures and vowel identifiability.