Ensuring Effective Communication: A Look at Effective Feedback and Active Teaming

“As communication specialists, interpreters often have a hard time communicating for themselves. Whether through the school of hard knocks or a formal training program, we have all learned our own methods of communicating. However, these methods are not always effective nor received well. Communication is a two-way street, where lanes are sometimes blocked and often…

Frankenstein’s Monster: Creating a Visual Representation of the Body’s Organ Systems

“This session will be highly interactive. We will begin with a brief knowledge test of human anatomy, given in an IRAT/GRAT format. Next, participants will break up into several small groups and will rotate through a variety of stations, each dedicated to a particular organ system. At each station, participants will review the various parts…

The Intersection of Medical and Legal Interpreting with DI/HI Teams

“This workshop is intended for those who may be working, or plan to work, in the  intersections of medical and legal. We will explore what settings are more likely  intersectional, why Deaf Interpreters increase positive outcomes, and how to navigate  the medical systems that intersect with legal interpreting. We will look at case  studies, review…

Educational Interpreters…Really? The Value of Educational Interpreters

“Educational interpreters often get a bad rap, but the reasons people cite are often not supported by facts. When interpreters, and consequently interpreting students, hear the term “educational interpreter” the most common response is negative. But why? Those who work in a K-12 educational setting have some of the most demanding, most rewarding, highest-impact jobs…

How To Self-Assess & Improve ASL

“Like any other language, learning and maintaining ASL skills requires daily practice and consistency to master it. However, many individuals may hit a “plateau” at some point in their ASL and interpreting careers. If you are one of those individuals, then this session will help take you out of your usual mindset, with different out-of-the-box…

Essential Criminal Procedure Concepts for Judiciary Interpreters

“A bulk of the court interpreter’s work takes place in criminal contexts. Much criminal law and procedure is governed by constitutional principles as interpreted by the Supreme Court. This course provides an analysis of criminal settings from arrest through trial which are commonly encountered in interpreted settings. The course is non-language specific and can benefit…