This practicum experience provides students with opportunities to observe and reflect on their content, professional, interpreting knowledge, skills and disposition in classroom settings at both schools for the deaf and mainstreamed programs. The practicum experience must be completed with a grade of at least a C before entering the second practicum required.
This course is designed to explore the processes needed to interpret for K-12 Deaf or Hard of Hearing students. Topics include: Educational Interpreter Performance Assessment, the educational paraprofessional, and cognitive and language development.
This course is designed to guide students into making ethical decisions in interpreting situations by using the RID Code of Ethics. In-depth discussions will pertain to an analysis of professional ethics, confidentiality, legal liability and the role of the interpreter.
This course continues to increase knowledge and skills in the English/ASL interpretation process. Students will explore the dynamics of ASL structure, the history of interpreting, and will develop a resume and personal portfolio.
A continuation of Sign-to-Voice Interpreting I with more emphasis placed on advanced receptive skills, word choices, vocal inflection, and ability to interpret signed messages using appropriate English structure.
Students will use hands - on approach in this course to develop skills and proper execution in simultaneous and consecutive styles of interpreting. Students will learn to think analytically and to apply this skill to “real life” situations increasing speed accuracy and complexity of the interpreting process. Topics will include hospitality, social welfare, housing, education, paralegal, and medical scenarios. Videotaping will be used to evaluate skill and provide feedback.
An introductory course that provides students with an overview of the field of interpreting and the processes involved. The student will learn the components of communication, culture, community and how it applies to rendering a signed message and interpreting.
An introductory course designed to provide the development of skills receptively while expressing an equivalent message in spoken English. Focus is placed on the interpreting process, appropriate English word choices, vocal inflection, and English structure.