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Educational Interpreting

More Than Meets the Eye: Revealing the Complexities of an Interpreted Education
Summary: 

Sign language interpreters often offer the primary avenue of access for deaf and hard of hearing students in public schools. More than 80% of all deaf children today are mainstreamed, and few of their teachers sign well enough to provide them with full access. As a result, many K-12 interpreters perform multiple roles beyond interpreting. Yet, very little is known about what they actually do and what factors inform their moment-to-moment decisions. This volume presents the range of activities and responsibilities performed by educational interpreters, and illuminates what they consider when making decisions.

To learn about the roles of K-12 interpreters, author Melissa B. Smith conducted in-depth analyses at three different schools. She learned that in response to what interpreters feel that their deaf students need, many focus on three key areas: 1) visual access, 2) language and learning, and 3) social and academic participation/inclusion. To best serve their deaf students in these contexts, they perform five critical functions: they assess and respond to the needs and abilities of deaf students; they interpret with or without modification as they deem appropriate; they capitalize on available resources; they rely on interactions with teachers and students to inform their choices; and they take on additional responsibilities as the need arises.

Author: 
Melissa B. Smith
Imprint: 
Washington, DC : Gallaudet University Press, 2013
Personal or Professional: The Ethics Conundrum
Summary: 

This DVD explores personal ethics and how these impact compliance to the interpreter's professional code of ethics. Paula D. Browning introduces the tenets of the Code in conjunction with interpreting scenarios. Discussion and questions help identify which tenet of the code interpreters are most apt to use in conflicting situations and help blend them in an effective display of ethical professional behavior in interpreting work. CEUs may be earned.

Author: 
Winkshop, Inc
Imprint: 
Palm Harbor, FL.: Winkshop, Inc c2012
Fruitful Feedback Forums
Summary: 

Taking and giving feedback can be stressful. Using humor, Maureen Longo Tuccelli gives advice that can benefit students and new practitioners, as well as seasoned professionals. Filmed in a workshop atmosphere items taught are how to provide a safe learning environment, make a meaningful handout, create an exponential learning venue, and establish a non-threatening approach to "the product." A stimulus piece is used to compare what one might expect to see during a transliteration compared to what one might see in interpreting. Taped in spoken English with interpreters on screen during the workshop, this DVD provides practical suggestions for feedback sessions, task analysis and modeling.

Author: 
Maureen Longo Tuccelli
Imprint: 
Elkton, FL: Dr Sign's M & M Productions, c2012
American Government Vocabulary
Summary: 

Maureen Longo Tuccelli, CI, demonstrates and explains vocabulary used in American Government classrooms. Vocabulary include “Checks and Balances, Habeas Corpus, Anarchy, Implied Powers”, etc. You can also use this DVD to teach deaf children vocabulary.

Author: 
Maureen Longo Tuccelli
Imprint: 
[Elkton, Fla.] : M and M Multi-Media Productions, [2010?]
Sign Language Interpreters in the Public Shools
Summary: 

Three videotapes discuss the special issues and problems facing administrators, interpreters, and teachers and offer a wide range of solutions. The Administrator videotape addresses interpreter's job descriptions, supervising and evaluating interpreters, complying with PL 94-142 in meeting students' differing communicative needs, interpreters' ethical standards, expectations, and dilemmas, recruiting competent interpreters. The Teacher videotape addresses the interpreter role and function, the interpreter as a member of the educational team, teaching with another adult in the classroom, physical and environmental considerations, classroom communication issues. The Interpreter videotape discusses ethical standards, expectations, and dilemmas, working with teachers who are reluctant to have an interpreter in their class, interpreter role and function, skill development and enhancement, professional growth and development, on the job supervision and evaluation. This kit will make planning in-service orientations easier, ensure consistency in providing orientation information to new faculty and staff, provide a basis for a comprehensive orientation program, provides printed materials to use as handouts at orientations. Reproducible printed material is also included for each videotape.

Author: 
Madonna University
Imprint: 
Burtonsville, Md. : Sign Media, Inc., 2013, 1991
Educational Interpreting Practice Elementary Level: MCE, DVD 11
Summary: 

Produced by Boys Town National Research Hospital, these Educational Interpreter Performance Assessment (EIPA) DVDs will assist interpreters who are seeking to interpret effectively in educational settings. The format is presented so that interpreters can practice interpretation skills from “spoken English (teacher discourse) to sign language (for students)” and from “sign language (student discourse) to spoken English.” Elementary students who are deaf or hard of hearing relating stories about their lives in sign language with or w/o interpretation

Author: 
Boys Town Press
Imprint: 
Boys Town, Neb.: Boys Town Press, 2007
Educational Interpreting Practice, Secondary Level- MCE, DVD 12
Summary: 

Produced by Boys Town National Research Hospital, these Educational Interpreter Performance Assessment (EIPA) DVDs will assist interpreters who are seeking to interpret effectively in educational settings. The format is presented so that interpreters can practice interpretation skills from “spoken English (teacher discourse) to sign language (for students)” and from “sign language (student discourse) to spoken English.” Secondary students who are deaf or hard of hearing relating stories about their lives in sign language with or w/o interpretation

Author: 
Boys Town Press
Imprint: 
Boys Town, NE: Boys Town Press, 2012
Educational Interpreting Practice, Secondary Level- ASL, DVD 10
Summary: 

Produced by Boys Town National Research Hospital, these Educational Interpreter Performance Assessment (EIPA) DVDs will assist interpreters who are seeking to interpret effectively in educational settings. The format is presented so that interpreters can practice interpretation skills from “spoken English (teacher discourse) to sign language (for students)” and from “sign language (student discourse) to spoken English.” Secondary students who are deaf or hard of hearing relating stories about their lives in sign language with or w/o interpretation

Author: 
Boys Town Press
Imprint: 
Boys Town, NE: Boys Town Press, 2012
Educational Interpreting Practice DVD 7: Elementary Level PSE
Summary: 

This DVD will assist interpreters who are seeking to interpret effectively in educational settings.  The format is presented so that interpreters can practice interpretation skills from “spoken English (teacher discourse) to sign language (for students)” and from “sign language (student discourse) to spoken English.”

DVD contains the following:

• Students who are deaf or hard of hearing relating stories about their lives in sign language
• A voiced interpretation of the student signer
• A CD that has a PDF file that contains a complete transcript of the voiced interpretation

Author: 
Boys Town Press
Imprint: 
Boys Town, NE: Boys Town Press, 2012

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