242 • 2018 ASHA CONVENTION PROGRAM BOOK As of July 31, 2018 DAY/TIME/ LOCATION/ ROOM SESSION/ AREA/ CONTENT/ LEVEL/TYPE TITLE/ AUTHOR(S) ABSTRACT SA 8:00AM-8:30AM Westin, Galleria Tech H 4665 GI CLD Intermediate Research Linguistic Predictors of Theory of Mind Performance in Children who are Spanish-English Bilinguals Clariebelle Gabas, Florida St U; Beth Phillips, Florida St U; Christopher Lonigan, Florida St U Aspects of language have been found to significantly predict children’s theory of mind, the ability to understand how mental states drive human action. However, few studies have examined the nature of these predictive relations in children who are bilingual. This presentation will discuss findings from a study that examined linguistic predictors of theory of mind in Spanish-English bilingual children. SA 8:30AM-9:00AM Westin, Galleria Tech H 4666 GI CLD Intermediate Research Growth Trajectories of Article Accuracy in Spanish- Speaking Dual Language Learners Svenja Gusewski, U of Texas at Dallas; Raul Rojas, U of Texas at Dallas This longitudinal study analyzed growth trajectories of Spanish article accuracy in typically-developing, Spanish-English dual language learners (DLLs) (Mage = 44 months) across 4 years. With a growth curve modeling approach, this study provides information on typical growth trajectories of Spanish article accuracy in young DLLs while also comparing longitudinal changes in article accuracy to published findings from recent studies. SA 9:00AM-9:30AM Westin, Galleria Tech H 4667 GI CLD Introductory Research The Relation Between DeltaDVAR, Inhibitory Control, Language, & Reading in African American Students Lakeisha Johnson, Georgia St U; Nicole Patton Terry, Georgia St U; Ryan Lee James, Adelphi U The purpose of the current investigation is to examine the relations between change in dialect variation, inhibitory control, language, and reading in African American first and second graders. Preliminary analyses suggest dialect variation was significantly correlated to all measures when controlling for age except inhibitory control. Dialect variation was found to have an inverse relationship with language and reading skills. SA 9:30AM-10:00AM Westin, Galleria Tech H 4668 GI CLD Intermediate Research Words Are Not Equal for Dual Language Learners: Differential Item Function of the PPVT-IV Carla Wood, Florida St U; Christopher Schatschneider, Florida St U This study examined the response patterns of 278 Spanish-English dual language learners on a standardized test of receptive English vocabulary. Investigators analyzed responses to 131 items on the Peabody Picture Vocabulary IV (Dunn & Dunn, 2007) focusing on differential item function influenced by a) cognate status, b) word familiarity, and c) part of speech or lexical feature. SA 1:30PM-2:00PM Westin, Galleria Tech B 4669 GI CLD Intermediate Research Comparison Within & Across Dialects: Comprehension & Production of Morphosyntactic Features in American English Dialects Alison Hendricks, U at Buffalo; Suzanne Adlof, U of South Carolina This study explored comprehension and production of morphosyntactic features which are shared and contrast between nonmainstream American English (NMAE) dialects and Mainstream American English (MAE). Children who speak NMAE overtly produced contrastive features less often than children who speak MAE. However, among children who speak NMAE, those with language disorders overtly produce contrastive features less frequently than typically developing peers. SA 8:00AM-8:30AM Westin, Galleria Tech C 4670 SLP FLU Intermediate Research Physiological & Behavioral Correlates of Emotional Arousal in Preschoolers Who Stutter Bridget Walsh, Michigan St U Emotional factors are implicated in stuttering, although the role they play in the development of the disorder is unclear. We assessed behavioral development and physiological indices of sympathetic nervous system arousal in 38 preschool children who stutter and 25 fluent matched peers. Our findings suggest group differences in tonic arousal levels and heightened arousal during stuttered, compared to fluent speech. SA 8:30AM-9:00AM Westin, Galleria Tech C 4671 SLP FLU Intermediate Research Attentional Inhibition Skills of Preschool Children Who Stutter Julie Anderson, Indiana U; Stacy Wagovich, U of Missouri Attentional inhibition was examined in preschool children who do and do not stutter using an auditory continuous performance task with visual stimuli that were related or unrelated to the auditory stimuli. The task targeted children’s sustained and selective attention abilities, as well as resistance to distractor interference and response inhibition. Funding Source: NIH grant (R01DC012517). SA 9:00AM-9:30AM Westin, Galleria Tech C 4672 SLP FLU Intermediate Research Relationships Between Aspects of Executive Function in Developmental Stuttering Erica Lescht, Michigan St U; Amanda Hampton Wray, Michigan St U Prior work suggests reduced executive function skills in children who stutter (CWS) compared to children who do not stutter (CWNS). The current study compared performance on various executive function tasks, including memory, attention, and cognitive flexibility, between young CWS and CWNS. Results will inform understanding of these cognitive skills and how they may impact developmental stuttering. SA 2:30PM-3:00PM Westin, Galleria Tech D 4673 GI HLC Intermediate Research Enhancing Health Information for Persons With Aphasia: A Technology-Based Program for Stroke Explanation Melinda Corwin, Texas Tech U Health Sciences Ctr; Stacy Elko, Texas Tech U Sch of Art; Justin Keene, Texas Tech U; John Velez, Texas Tech U The purpose of this pilot study was to examine the effectiveness of a visual, interactive, narrative-based intervention (iPad app prototype) developed to educate participants with aphasia about their diagnoses and prognosis. Results will compare psychophysiological measures of skin conductance and heart rate as well as comprehension performance between the iPad presentation and a traditional verbal delivery of health information. SA 3:45PM-4:15PM Westin, Galleria Tech E 4674 AUD HT Intermediate Research Intelligibility in American Sign Language Kathryn Crowe, Rochester Inst of Technology; Marc Marschark, Rochester Inst of Technology; Sharynne McLeod, Charles Sturt U Intelligibility of signed language production has rarely been investigated. In this study 66 deaf and hearing college-aged students with a broad range of skills in American Sign Language produced connected sign samples and completed the Intelligibility in Context Scale. An experienced interpreter/ teacher of the deaf provided objective intelligibility ratings. Intelligibility was not directly related to level of language skill. SA 4:15PM-4:45PM Westin, Galleria Tech E 4675 AUD HT Intermediate Research Professional Perspectives of Aural Rehabilitation for Adults With Cochlear Implants Rachel Glade, U of Arkanas; K. Todd Houston, The U of Akron; Tamala Bradham, Vanderbilt U An international survey of professionals who work with adults with cochlear implants was conducted in the spring and summer of 2018. This presentation will discuss the development, results and implications of this research as it relates to aural rehabilitation and adults with cochlear implants.