WWU Provides Training for Rural Interpreters
|7/24/2013||Mary Ann Beahon|
|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE||(573) 592-1127|
American Sign Language educational interpreters working in rural K-12 schools were on the William Woods University campus this month for two weeks of training.
The Rural Educational Interpreter Skill Enhancement Training is co-sponsored by WWU and the Missouri Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (MCDHH) and paid for by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE).
Sessions included language development in Deaf and hard of hearing children, the role and responsibility of educational interpreters and self-assessment in interpreting, as well as in-depth concentration on ASL vocabulary.
Rural interpreters practice American Sign Language phrases that will help them in the educational setting.