NURIEC is committed to work with Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) providers in order to promote and realize effective utilization of interpreter services by professionals when working with their deaf and deafblind consumers. NURIEC will address the shortage of interpreters in VR setting through its various initiatives:
Upcoming Training: Interpreting for Deaf Professionals in a VR Setting
Program dates: Saturday, August 23, 2014 | 8:00am-5:30PM
Program description: Interpreting in VR settings is complex. The work of the VR interpreter impacts the lives of many: deaf and hearing consumers, deaf professionals, families, employers, and more. It requires a high degree of competence in an array of complicated contexts and settings with a diverse population of Deaf, DeafBlind, and hard of hearing individuals.
Vocational Rehabilitation has its own unique process and vocabulary. This workshop will address what to expect when interpreting for Deaf professionals (RCD), Employment specialists, State coordinator for the deaf) and the understanding that interpreters must have of the process to effectively interpret in VR settings. This will include an overview from application to closure, benchmarks of service provision, vendors and their roles, and vocabulary and acronyms. Practice hands on activities will be provided.
Instructor: Patricia D. Clark, CICT holds a BA in Business Administration; Associates degree’s in computer science and Interpreting. Pat has worked in the field of VR for 12 years as an Interpreter assistant at the Bureau of Rehabilitation Services.
Program location: DORS interpreting unit conference room, 67 Prospect Avenue, 3rd floor, West Hartford, CT 06133
Program cost: No charge for the workshop; lunch provided. RID CEUs/ACET credits available for $10
Who should register: Interpreters who work, or are interested in working in employment-related settings
CEUs: Northeastern University is an RID-approved sponsor for continuing education activities. This program is offered for 0.8 CEUs and assumes some knowledge of the topic.
View flyer with details here: http://conta.cc/1lr5gVy
NURIEC will provide a series of four webinars to VR personnel to promote effective utilization of interpreting resources. With advisory and outreach support from Regions I and II of TACE, the webinars will address topics on VR interpreter needs assessments and implications, the Deaf Self-Advocacy Training curriculum, how to work effectively with interpreters, and the deaf interpreter.
Target Audience for the 2013 webinars: VR specialists, State Coordinators of the Deaf (SCDs), VR interpreters, Mentors and Rehabilitation Counselors for the Deaf and HOH (RCDs).
- Calling Deaf Interpreter Trainers: New Curriculum Toolkit Ready for You! Presented by Chris Kurz on November 18, 2013 | 5:00-6:00PM (EST) Answers to outstanding questions from live webinar available here.
- An Online Mentoring Toolkit, presented by Anna Davis on February 11, 3:30-4:30PM. (EST)
- The Importance of Deaf Self-Advocacy Training: New Second Edition Curriculum Overview, presented by Lillian Garcia Peterkin on January 14, 3:30-4:30PM (EST)
- Working Effectively with Interpreters, presented by Dennis Cokely, Ph.D., Director of the American Sign Language Program and the World Languages Center, and Chair of the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures at Northeastern University, on July 9, 2012.
- Enhancing VR Services Through the Use of Deaf Interpreters, May 14, 2012, 2:00-3:30 pm (Eastern), presented by Launa Fields Ryan, M.S.W, CRC; Sheryl Spera, M.A.; and Stephanie Clark, M.Ed., CDI, SC:L.
- Rehabilitation Needs Assessment and Implications, presented by Dennis Cokely on June 6, 2011
- Deaf Self-Advocacy Training Curriculum, presented by Lillian Garcia Peterkin on May 23, 2011
The webinar archives are available on the NCRTM website.
Interpreter Education Program Administrator Trainings
NURIEC hosts an annual training of Interpreter Education Program administrators. In year four of the grant, the topic to be addressed is VR interpreting resources and practicum placement for IEP students.
Local Partner Network (LPN)
Our LPN includes VR personnel who actively advise our activities and their evaluation.