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Understanding How We Make Ourselves Understood

Understanding How We Make Ourselves Understood

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This workshop was originally streamed on November 10th, 2018.

Location: Your home or office (online)

RID CEUs: 0.3 PS

Cost: $45

Language: Spoken English

Workshop Description:

This workshop will analyze how native users of ASL organize information or “make themselves understood”. Beyond Discourse Markers or Prosody this presentation will cover Rhythm, Use of Space, and other ways people who are Deaf organize ASL that can and should be incorporated in to the interpreter “Toolbox.”

Educational Objectives:

At the end of this workshop participants will be able to:

  1. Identify the prosody markers students currently employ on purpose or accidentally in their own ASL communication;
  2. Identify compare the extent of prosody the students use to that employed in sample texts of Native ASL users;
  3. Discuss how improving the application of prosody changes the clarity of the message;
  4. Explore beyond prosody to include other visual markers native ASL users employ to organize their message such as rhythm space and time; and
  5. Practice the use of these tools on sample texts

Presenter Bio:

Dale Boam is a tenured Associate Professor of Deaf Studies at Utah Valley University and attorney advocating for persons who are Deaf. Dale presents nationally on both interpreter education and legal advocacy and is the author of many papers on interpreting and the rights of people who are Deaf including: The Physics of Processing Time; Cohesion and Orphans in Interpretation; Legal Rights of Individuals with Disabilities: Law, Deafness and Personhood; Vote: The Power is in Your Hands; Making the ADA Effective for the Deaf Community; and Serving the Client Who is Deaf.

Dale also works with arts organizations including the National Theatre of the Deaf, The Utah Opera Company, The Sundance Institute, The Wang Center for the Performing Arts, The Fulton Opera House and many other companies.

Dale grew up in Taylorsville, Utah, but has lived in Indianapolis, New York, Chicago and Boston. Dale is nationally certified as an ASL interpreter and is licensed to practice law in both Utah and Massachusetts. Dale was on the board of the 2007 Deaflympic Games and the organizing board for Deaf Studies, Today!.  He is heavily involved with Deaf technology projects including and the Deaf World Library.


Full refunds will be given for all written (emailed) requests received within 30 days of purchase. No refunds will be given for requests received after that time but funds may be used toward a future Zaboosh workshop.


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Non-Discrimination Policy:

Zaboosh does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. 

This workshop is geared toward working ASL interpreters and interpreting students and will be presented in Spoken English.

*RID credits are sponsored by Zaboosh. Zaboosh is an Approved RID CMP Sponsor for Continuing Education Activities. This Professional Studies program is offered for .3 CEUs at the Little/None Content Knowledge Level.

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