Tuesday, February 11, 2014


Louisiana Registry of Interpreters for Deaf presents

The LRID Spring Workshop presenter Debbie Peterson, CDI, comes from a Deaf family in Alabama.  She received a B.S. in Psychology from Gallaudet University and M.S. in Teaching American Sign Language at McDaniel College in Maryland.  She taught ASL at The Bi Cultural Center, University of Minnesota and New York University.  She coordinated the ASL Studies at Bishop Community College in Alabama.  In Minnesota, she coordinated various training workshops for educational interpreters through Federal Grant for two years.  She taught interpreting at Seattle Central Community College for 8 year as well as to both B.A and M.A. students at Gallaudet University for a year and half.  She worked for Sorenson Communications as Professional Development Specialist and a faculty for VRS Interpreter Institute.  She was involved with Northeast University to develop interpreting trainings for Deaf interpreters.  She was elected as first Deaf Member at Large for Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf.  She is currently working as CDI/Quality Assurance Specialist for TCS in Maryland.  She also provides various interpreting workshops to Deaf, Freelance and Educational Interpreters.

MARCH 22, 2014  (9 AM – 4 PM)
Louisiana School for the Deaf
2888 Brightside Lane, Baton Rouge, LA 70821 / 70820

$40 -- early bird LRID members (before February 28th)
$50 -- non-LRID members and LRID members after February 28th
$30 – student LRID members and Deaf

Register to attend at LRID.org
9 AM – 12PM: CULTURAL MEDIATION WORKSHOPCultural Meditation describes the ability to foster, and improve relationships with members of a culture different from one's own. It is based on knowledge of many factors, such as the other culture's values, perceptions, manners, social structure, and decision-making practices, and an understanding of how members of the group communicate—verbally business and social contexts. .3 CEUs
1PM – 4 PM: VISUAL GESTURAL COMMUNICATION WORKSHOP -- Visual-Gestural Communication (VGC) is useful to many people who need an alternative technique for expressing and understanding the wants and needs of other people in their environment.  VGC is not a language like English or American Sign Language. It is a communication mode that uses gestures, facial expressions, and body language. Often individuals who cannot communicate effectively using either a spoken language like English or a formal signed language like ASL will be able to communicate more effectively using natural gestures. .3 CEUs

This workshop is sponsored by Louisiana Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (LRID, P.O. Box 77018
Baton Rouge, LA 70879), a chapter of the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf. Total .6 CEUs applied for