Help Yourself to Skill Enhancement: Research-Based Approaches You Can Apply
We all want to improve our interpreting skills (you do...or you wouldn’t even be reading this), but it’s difficult to know where to start, how to hone in on building the specific skills that will make a difference, or how to pick an approach that suits you and motivates you to keep going when it gets rough. Using reliable, research-verified assessments, we’ll look at your learning style, strengths, and other factors to create your learning profile. We’ll learn about different research-based approaches used to analyze interpreting performance and do exercises that will allow you to apply and select an approach. We’ll discuss options for individual or group learning, free/low-cost skill-building resources available, and how you might create your own to use and share.
At the end of this workshop participants will be able to:
Recognize the factors that comprise their preferred learning style and approach.
Identify two approaches for interpreting performance analysis
Determine at least one approach that they believe to be a good fit with their learning style.
In a guided exercise, apply at least one interpreting performance analysis approach to an interpreting sample.
Elizabeth has been an interpreter in private practice for over twenty years and has been a professor in the Sign Language Interpreter program at Idaho State University, Meridian for the past seven. She received MA and BA degrees from Gallaudet University and completed her doctorate at Boise State University. She has owned/operated an interpreter referral service, served on RID committees, including the NAD/RID Code of Ethics Committee. Her dissertation, "Communication In Healthcare Settings: Access And Barriers To Care Experienced By Deaf Patients" presented the results of research which verified that Deaf patients have diminished access to basic healthcare and communication in healthcare settings. She owes her career and happiness to Deaf people who taught her ASL and allowed her to be part of their lives and culture.