Increasing Communication Effectiveness Outcomes of Deaf and Hard of Hearing DARS-DRS Consumers through VR Awareness and Understanding

This session will cover the basic understanding of the vocational rehabilitation (VR) system in the state of Texas as it plays a role in enhancing the quality and effectiveness of interpreters in VR settings with Deaf professionals. The audience will become acquainted with the VR process, common terminology, assessment tools, approaches utilized by counselors who are deaf, strategies, and decision making processes. Psychosocial aspects of deafness will be covered to understand the unique needs of deaf individuals from multiple underrepresented populations. Application of case scenarios will be discussed how to interpret effectively in the service environment. This workshop will be presented in ASL. (both Student and Main Conferences)




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