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The Interpreter's Tapestry


About Us


To provide interpreters a central place to access a variety of professional resources by:

  • providing templates for work-related use;
  • providing articles, information, and opinions on best practices;
  • providing tools for personal and professional maintenance;
  • maintaining a list of online resources.

Serving interpreters since February 26, 2009.

Heather R Lawson


Resumé, Curriculum Vita
   Educational Interpreter
   Instructional Technology
   Community Interpreter
   Interpreting Consultant
   Adjunct Instructor

Headshot by Hope Marie
 photo by Hope Marie
Education & Certification
BA, Sign Language Interpreting, Maryville College, TN, May 1999
MS, Theory and Practice in Teacher Education, concentration in Educational Interpreting, University of Tennessee, August 2012
CT, Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, December 2000
CI, Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, August 2008
EIPA 4.5, Secondary - PSE, Boys Town National Research Hospital, October 2008
EIPA Written Test passed, Boys Town National Research Hospital, October 2009
Ed:K-12, Registry of Intperpreters for the Deaf, December 2009
PRAXIS: Technology Education, March 2012
Workshops & Presentations
August 2005-2011 - Working with a Sign Language Interpreter and a Deaf Student in Your Classroom
July 2012 - Integrating Technology with SIWI
February 2012 - Intrapersonal Demand Controls, Part I: Taking Care of Yourself
July 2011 - Integrating Technology with SIWI
March 2011 - ELAN: Making Evaluations Easier
November 2010 - StarBoard Skills Part II
September 2010 - StarBoard Skills Part I
July 2010 - Integrating Technology with SIWI
April 2010 - Interactive WhiteBoards:What & How?
June 2009 - IEP Overview: What an Educational Interpreter Should Know
June 2009 - Interpreter's Tapestry: Online Resources for the Educational Interpreter
October 2008 - Intro to Trigger Points: You Be the Expert

Wolbers, K. A., Dimling, L. M., Lawson, H. R., & Golos, D. B. (2012). Parallel and divergent interpreting in an elementary classroom. American Annals of the Deaf, 157(1), 48-65.

Lawson, H. R. (2012). Inclusion of a deaf student: Collaborating with educators. VIEWS, 29(2), 26-28.

Lawson, H. R. (2011). Inclusion of a deaf student: Collaborating with an interpreter in your classroom. Manuscript submitted for publication.

Lawson, H. R. (2011). The art of down time:40 things to do for educational interpreters. VIEWS, 28(3), 40-41.


Last Updated: January 1, 2015
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