2018 ASHA CONVENTION PROGRAM BOOK • 247 TECHNICAL RESEARCH SESSIONS • SATURDAY DAY/TIME/ LOCATION/ ROOM SESSION/ AREA/ CONTENT/ LEVEL/TYPE TITLE/ AUTHOR(S) ABSTRACT SA 1:00PM-1:30PM Westin, Galleria Tech G 4716 GI TBI Intermediate Research Humor as Tool of Affiliation After Traumatic Brain Injury Louise Keegan, Moravian Coll; Leanne Togher, U of Sydney; Caitlin Sheehan, Appalachian St U Individuals with cognitive-communication disorders (CCD) experience difficulties with interpretation of humor but are at times able to initiate and produce humorous exchanges. This research examines interactions of individuals with CCD after traumatic brain injury as they participate in a communication skills group. Results indicate strengths in use of humor to engage with interlocutors. Implications for treatment and rehabilitation are discussed. SA 1:30PM-2:00PM Westin, Galleria Tech G 4717 GI TBI Intermediate Research Verbal Fluency Following Mild Traumatic Brain Injury: The Strength of Switching Natalie Dailey, U of Arizona; Ryan Smith, U of Arizona; Brieann Satterfield, U of Arizona; Adam Raikes, U of Arizona; William Killgore, U of Arizona Clustering and switching abilities were investigated in 20 healthy-controls and 33 individuals with mTBI. We found that the number of reported mTBIs was associated with more clusters and that working memory positively predicted switching. More clusters may indicate impaired access to lexical- semantic knowledge in those with mTBI, resulting in a reliance on switching as an effective strategy for verbal fluency. SA 2:30PM-3:00PM Westin, Galleria Tech G 4718 GI TBI Intermediate Research Training Adults With Aquired Brain Injury How to Help-Seek when Wayfinding Young Susan Cho, NYU Sch of Medicine The objective of this study was to investigate the efficacy of a group treatment protocol called NICE (Noticing you have a problem, Identifying the information you need for help, Compensatory strategies, Evaluating progress) to train help-seeking when wayfinding for individuals with acquired brain injury. This is the first experimental study to evaluate the treatment of help-seeking and application to wayfinding. SA 3:00PM-3:30PM Westin, Galleria Tech G 4719 GI TBI Intermediate Research Effects of Repetitive Head Impacts on Cognition & Emotion in Youth Football Players: Case Studies Amy Ramage, U of New Hampshire; Cassiah Sahl, U of New Hampshire; Sarah Wildes, U of New Hampshire; Elizabeth Kinney, U of New Hampshire; Jay Myers, U of New Hampshire; Erik Swartz, U of New Hampshire Children playing tackle-football sustain repetitive head impacts that can result in temporary or chronic changes to cognitive and emotional state. Studies in this population need to address systems-level influences on multiple levels to truly address the effects of these impacts on youth. We present two case studies highlighting head impact kinematics and cognitive- emotional state following a single season. SA 3:45PM-4:15PM Westin, Galleria Tech G 4720 GI TBI Introductory Research Self-Awareness & Academic Challenges in College Students With History of Mild Traumatic Brain Injury Halah Alateeq, Arizona St U; Tamiko Azuma, Arizona St U Executive function deficits can have detrimental effects on the academic performance of students with mild traumatic brain injuries (mTBI). To provide effective interventions, it is critical to identify these subtle deficits. However, efficient identification may be hindered by impaired self- awareness. In this study, the validity of self-reports, self-awareness, and factors inducing academic challenges are investigated in college students with mTBI. SA 3:00PM-3:30PM Westin, Galleria Tech C 4721 SLP VAC Intermediate Research Laryngovideostroboscopic Findings in Individuals who Identify as Transgender Victoria Flormann, Beth Israel Deaconess Med Ctr; Barbara Worth, Beth Israel Deaconess Med Ctr; David Caradonna, Beth Israel Deaconess Med Ctr Transgender individuals often seek professional guidance for voice modification. Laryngovideostroboscopy is routinely conducted for individuals presenting with voice disorders, but not for transgender individuals seeking voice modification. The findings from a review of 85 stroboscopic studies performed at a major medical center will be provided, as well as a discussion of implications for clinical practice and future research. SA 3:45PM-4:15PM Westin, Galleria Tech C 4722 SLP VAC Introductory Prof Educ TVF Kinematic Measurement – A Scoping Review Rachel Brooks, Portland St U; Deanna Britton, Portland St U Current clinical methods for voice assessment include using instrumentation to ascertain adequacy of true vocal fold (TVF) movements. However, clinical judgements for determining the speed and extent of TVF gestures are limited to visual perceptual observations. This presentation will review the pros and cons of objective TVF kinematic measurement based on a scoping review of methods currently used in research. SA 4:15PM-4:45PM Westin, Galleria Tech C 4723 SLP VAC Intermediate Research A Mis-Match Between Self-Rating & Salivary Cortisol Response to Stress: Implications for Interpreting Voice Measures Brittany Perrine, Bowling Green St U; Ronald Scherer, Bowling Green St U Stress is measured in numerous ways, including self-ratings and biological measures, such as cortisol levels in saliva. In response to an acute psychosocial stressor (giving a talk), 10 of 19 participants had higher salivary cortisol, while 16 participants demonstrated an increase in self- rating of stress. Differences in voice measures were found that may have been missed without biological stress measures.