2018 ASHA CONVENTION PROGRAM BOOK • 99 ORAL SEMINARS • THURSDAY 1057  S’mores & Meaningful Conversations: Overnight Camp for SLP Graduate Students TH 1:30PM-2:30PM / CC, 159 (Lvl 1) Introductory; Prof Educ AUTHOR(S): Anu Subramanian, U of Iowa; Elizabeth Delsandro, Waisman Ctr An overnight camp experience was established for masters-level speech language pathology students and faculty. The goals of this camp were to engage participants in team building, develop relationships, and target select professional skills. In the feedback collected, graduate students used positive relational words to describe their perception of the camp experience. AUDITORY/CENTRAL AUDITORY PROCESSING (GI) 1058  Addressing Controversies in Central Auditory Processing TH 1:30PM-2:30PM / CC, 108 (Lvl 1) Intermediate; Prof Educ AUTHOR(S): Thomas Zalewski, Bloomsburg U; Kavita Kaul, Speech Connections Inc.; Larry Medwetsky, Gallaudet U; Jeanane Ferre, Private Practice; Donna Geffner, Private Practice This session is developed by, and presenters invited by, Auditory/Central Auditory Processing. Central auditory processing evaluation, intervention, and interprofessional practice remains a controversial area of practice. A panel of experts will present their perspectives on the controversy as well as respond to questions from audience. 1059  Language Processing Treatment for Children With Active Listening Deficits TH 1:30PM-2:30PM / CC, 208 (Lvl 2) Introductory; Prof Educ AUTHOR(S): Martha Coen Cummings, Cincinnati Children’s Hosp This session will: SUMMARIZE the current research’s stance on evidence-based treatment strategies, DEMONSTRATE (via videos) the clinical application of language processing management goals that improve the deficit areas of auditory memory, phonological awareness, auditory skills as they relate to metalinguistic cues, prosody training, receptive language issues pertinent to this area, and binaural integration tasks. AUGMENTATIVE AND ALTERNATIVE COMMUNICATION (AAC) (SLP) 1060  A Message from Jay: A Personal Account of AAC, ASL, & Functional Communication TH 1:30PM-2:30PM / CC, 204AB (Lvl 2) Introductory; Prof Educ AUTHOR(S): Elizabeth Rose, Boston Children’s Hosp; Nicole Salamy, Boston Children’s Hosp; John (Jay) Gibson, Boston Children’s Hosp As an adult AAC user and a signing member of the Deaf community, Jay Gibson has a unique perspective on adapted communication. In this session, Jay and his SLPs (specializing in AAC and Deaf and Hard of Hearing populations) present on their collective experiences expanding horizons across the lifespan, communication needs, and personal perspectives of adapted communication. 1061  Assessing, Designing, & Implementing Assistive Technology/AAC Options for People With Advanced Multiple Sclerosis TH 1:30PM-2:30PM / CC, 160ABC (Lvl 1) Intermediate; Prof Educ AUTHOR(S): Alexander Burnham, The Boston Home This discussion will cover a spectrum of assistive technology and AAC interventions customized by an interdisciplinary team for people with advanced MS in residential and outpatient settings supporting functional independence despite severe sensorimotor disability. Interactive discussion will include video, audio, and live samples of AT for people with advanced MS with consideration of future technologies for this population. 1062  AT Under 3...2...1: Using Assistive Technology to Build Social-Communication Skills in Infants & Toddlers With Disabilities TH 1:30PM-2:30PM / CC, 162AB (Lvl 1) Introductory; Prof Educ AUTHOR(S): Casey Bryn McCarthy, Easter Seals Massachusetts Assistive Technology Program Despite the increased availability of assistive technology to school-age children with disabilities, infants and toddlers are often delayed in receiving access to assistive technology devices and services. This session will focus on the use of augmentative communication and assistive mobility devices to build prelinguistic and social-communication skills in young children, with a primary focus on children aged 6-18 months. 1063  Practical Strategies for Providing Basic AAC Intervention for Very Early Communicators With Autism TH 1:30PM-2:30PM / CC, 203 (Lvl 2) Intermediate; Prof Educ AUTHOR(S): Cynthia Cress, U of Nebraska- Lincoln This session will present a variety of strategies for assessing and facilitating basic AAC in children and adults with ASD, focusing on intentional and symbolic communication skills. There will be live and video examples of low- to no-tech strategies appropriate across communicative situations for children, with examples of incorporating higher tech devices in simple ways during early communication interactions. AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDERS (SLP) 1064  Dynamic Assessment of Individuals with Autism: Visual Immersion System- Developmental Framework (VIS- DF) Scale TH 1:30PM-2:30PM / CC, 205ABC (Lvl 2) Intermediate; Prof Educ AUTHOR(S): Christina Yu, Boston Children’s Hosp; Howard Shane, Boston Children’s Hosp; Amanda O’Brien, Boston Children’s Hosp; Anna Allen, MGH Inst; Ralf Schlosser, Northeastern U; Suzanne Flynn, Massachusetts Inst of Technology This seminar will expand upon the Visual Immersion System™- Developmental Framework (VIS-DF) and introduce a dynamic assessment scale to assign individuals with moderate to severe autism into six levels of communication abilities based upon an individual’s current level of symbolic representation and receptive and expressive language skills.