Thursday, November 3, 2016

The Science of Sign Language & Deaf: Educational Interpreting for Students with DUAL-disabilities on 1/10/17

The Science of Sign Language
10am – 12pm
Jennifer Kuyrkendall will highlight published scientific research on the human brain and sign language usage. Participants will be introduced to the cognitive impact on visual spatial language anomalies, and identify the complex parts of the brain that relate to language comprehension and expression.
Deaf: Educational Interpreting for Students with DUAL-disabilities
1:30pm – 3:30pm
Marlana Kienlen will focus on several dual-disabilities, deaf plus another disability, and participants will discuss as a group how to access information and why it is important for interpreters to be aware of additional disabilities that the students they work with may have.
JANUARY 21, 2017
10am-12pm, 1:30-3:30pm
5324 Canal Blvd, New Orleans, LA 70124
(Enter the side door, downstairs, facing Hawthorne Place.)

LRID Members: $30 Non-Members: $35 ITP Students: $20 Deaf: Free
(Pay at the door.)
CEU Info: 0.20 CEUs each
(0.40 CEUs TOTAL, must attend both)
Both workshops will be presented in English. If you need interpreting services,
please contact Barbara by 1/16/17.

For more information: Barbara Lovas  504-722-2967 cell/text/facetime

Interpreter Business Practices Workshop

This workshop will focus on best business practices for interpreters and the importance of keeping accurate business records, filing appropriate paperwork and knowing how to make wise ethical business decisions.

December 10, 2016
10am -- 4pm
5324 Canal Blvd, NOLA, 70124
(Enter the side door, downstairs, facing Hawthorne Place)

LRID Members -- $30
Non- LRID Members -- $35
ITP Students -- $20
Deaf -- Free
(Pay at the door)

The participants in this workshop will be discuss the guidelines and tenets established by RID regarding standard business practices, proper code of conduct, and ethical decision making as required for interpreter professionalism. Discussion will include general business practices, business etiquette, interpreter protocol, introduction techniques, billing, invoicing, contracts, rates, HIPAA compliance, the importance of insurance, setting up an LLC, certification maintenance and professional affiliations. Hands-on practices, break-out groups, techniques, resources, and study aids will also be provided to participants. .5 CEUs will be provided.

For more information:
Barbara Lovas at
504-722-2967 cell/text/facetime

This workshop is sponsored by New Orleans Sign Language Services, LLC, Canal Blvd Baptist Deaf Church and Louisiana Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, a chapter of the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf