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The Interpreter's Tapestry

 

For Interpreters

Introductions

Intro to Interpreters
A PowerPoint to introduce yourself and interpreting.

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Brochure
A brochure to introduce yourself to your new teachers, administration, etc.

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Another Adult In My Classroom?
Sabrina Smith's workshop discussed in RID VIEWS, Spring 2010

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Preparation

Educational Interpreter Preparation
A list of tasks educational interpreters perform during preparation time for classes

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How to Prepare: Using Textbooks
Advice and form to use to prepare for a class using textbooks

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How to Prepare: Using Novels
Advice and form to use to prepare for a class using novels

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Preparation for Public Speaking
A list of guidelines for students preparing a presentation or speech for class

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Interpreting Resources

Educational Interpreter Survival Kit
A list of items to include in a bag to carry to class. Adjust for age/ability of students

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Substitute Interpreter Notebook
What to include in a notebook for substitute interpreters

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Teacher's Resources
A page of resources just for teachers working with interpreters in their classroom

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Surviving Spelling Tests
Several options for interpreting spelling tests with pros and cons of the various methods

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Strategies for Interpreting Spelling Tests
A list of several options for interpreting spelling tests by Tina Prochaska

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Assessment Checklists

Distribution of Responsibilities
A new interpretation of the original Inverted Triangles of Responsibility (Davino, 1985)

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PARC: Placement and Readiness Checklists for Students who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing

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Student Independence Checklist
A checklist to assist in determining student independence.

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Student Competencies Regarding Interpreters
Provided by Brenda Schick. Feel free to use, but do not modify.

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Deaf/Hard of Hearing Self Advocacy Inventory (SAI)
A checklist to assist in determining student independence.

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Evaluation Forms

Student Evaluation Form
A form for students to evaluate their interpreter.

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Teacher Evaluation Form
A form for teachers to evaluate their interpreter.

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Parent Evaluation Form
A form for parents to evaluate their child's interpreter.

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Interpreter Handbooks

Educational Interpreter Handbook
This handbook is from Rutherford County, Tennessee. It is acknowledged it needs updates, but is posted here for reference.

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Arkansas Handbook for Educational Interpreters/Transliterators, Teachers and Administrators
Compiled in 2000.

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Colorado Educational Interpreter Handbook
This handbook was developed by the Colorado Department of Education's Educational Interpreter Standards Task Force, 2007.

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Louisiana Educational Interpreter Handbook
Published in 2011.

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If you have other Interpreter Handbooks or Resource pages you would like to see here, please send them to contact@terptap.org or post them to our FaceBook wall.

 
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Heather R Lawson
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