First Impressions: How to Set A Foundation for All to Succeed

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Presented By: Teddi von Pingel
Date: Friday, October 12, 2018
Time: 9am-12pm MST/11am-2pm EST
RID CEUs: 0.3 PS

Workshop Description:

Teddi von Pingel is currently enrolled in the Ed.D. Program in Leadership and Innovation at Arizona State University. As a doctoral student, she has engaged in preliminary cycles of research to collect data on the interactions between ASL/English interpreters and Deaf consumers prior to medical appointments. The data collected will shed some light on perceptions of both Deaf consumers and ASL/English interpreters related to the ‘first impressions’ prior to any appointment. The presentation will highlight themes found in the research and provide participants an opportunity to share their own experiences as interpreters or consumers in a medical setting. Together, the participants will brainstorm solutions to common issues faced when meeting a client/interpreter prior to a medical appointment. The presenter will share narratives from past research participants on their ideas about improving ‘first impressions’.

Presenter Bio:

Teddi Covey von Pingel is a faculty member at the VRS Interpreting Institute. Teddi has a MS degree in ASL/English Interpreting: Interpreting Pedagogy from the University of North Florida, an undergraduate degree from UVU in Deaf Studies with an Interpreting Emphasis, and currently enrolled in the Ed.D. program in Leadership and Innovation through Arizona State University. Teddi has been a working interpreter for over 25 years and teaching interpreters for the past 20 years. Her research and passion relate to the ‘soft skills’ of interpreting and encouraging new interpreters to make connections often and early.

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