Boundaries in Educational Interpreting: Where and How Do You Draw the Line?

This is an in-person event.

Event Date

Walker County Consultation and Evaluation Center
925 Osburn Road
Chickamauga, GA 30707
United States

Event Type

Often times in K-12 settings, when faced with a situation that crosses a boundary, interpreters will use ASL signs like BACK-OUT (of a situation), DRAW-THE-LINE (between me and the consumer), THINK-SELF ("It's up to you.") and NOT-MY-BUSINESS.  Yet, when talking about necessities of educational settings, these very same interpreters will assert how critical it is to create rapports with Deaf student(s) and hearing consumers. These two seemingly contradictory views leave the educational interpreter in a quandary. What then, is the balance between establishing healthy relationships and keeping your distance in the classroom setting? Where should interpreters draw the line? What kind of line should be drawn? This FREE four-hour workshop will explore this issue and offer possible solutions through a synthesis of research and first-person experiences/responses.

PRESENTER: Richard Brumberg, CI/CT, NIC


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* Interpreters for the Deaf will be available if requested by 2/5/19

.4 RID CEUs at the "Some" Content Knowledge Level. This workshop is appropriate for working interpreters and interpreting students.

Sponsored by the Southeast Interpreters' Network and Partnership Services for the Deaf