Description: This 60-hour Training will take place entirely in American Sign Language. It will serve as continuing education for certified ASL interpreters who want to interpret in healthcare settings, which demands a unique set of skills and understanding. Topics will range from ethics and standards of practice, to culture and medical terminology. Certified Deaf Interpreters are encouraged to register.
Prerequisite: Valid certification (RID or equivalent)
Class Size: Between 18-25 students
Instruction Method: 100% Live & Online on Zoom
CEUs offered: 6.0 (60 hours). Click here to learn about our sponsor
Class Schedule & Attendance Policy: Click here to view full schedule.
Total Cost: 875 USD (Including a 25 USD Registration Fee)
Detailed Policies: AALB promotes a learning environment free from discrimination and bias, and encourages mutual respect for all participants. The workshop will be presented in American Sign Language. No voice interpretation will be provided. For more details or questions on refunds, cancellations, and special accommodations, click here.
Overall Learning Objectives:
ASL interpreters who successfully complete the training by attending all 60 hours, participating when appropriate, and passing the final exam, will receive 6.0 Continuing Education Units in Professional Studies (60 hours of CEUs) towards their RID certification.
Americans Against Language Barriers is a 501(c)(3) public charity. By training with us, you are supporting our mission of addressing language barriers as a social determinant of health. Please contact us with any questions you may have.
Alisha Bronk, MA., CDI, is a certified freelance Deaf and International Interpreter. Currently, She is an instructor for ASL and Interpreting ASLIE at RIT/NTID. While getting her master's degree in TESOL: Applied Linguistics from Portland State University, she became involved in international education. Ms. Bronk has and continues to conduct workshops and training seminars around the world. She was one of the core creators of ASL Tales, a book/DVD series designed used in education for families and classrooms in all levels of ASL learning.
Karena Poupard has been a professional interpreter for 20 years. As a daughter of Deaf parents and raised in a culturally Deaf family, including a Deaf brother and three Deaf aunts, all of whom sign fluently in American Sign Language (ASL), she became passionate in her career choices. As a native user of ASL she identifies and connects with the Deaf community, which inspired her to further her education in the area of ASL, Deafness and Interpreting. She began interpreting in the educational system in 2000, and then decided to begin her educational journey in 2004 towards becoming a professional interpreter.
She has since graduated with three degrees. She obtained her Associate Degree from Spartanburg Community College (SCC) in 2006 in ASL/English Interpreting. Karena then received her Bachelor’s degree in 2012 from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG) in Professions in Deafness. She then received her Masters degree in 2015 from the University of North Florida (UNF) in ASL/English Interpreting/Pedagogy. Since receiving her Master’s Degree, Karena has began a teaching career at the collegiate level and is currently teaching ASL and interpreting at USC Upstate and Converse College. Karena has been interpreting in the community at large in multiple settings over the past 20 years and has 10 years of Video Relay Service (VRS) experience. Karena has also mentored emerging interpreters in ASL/English interpreting. She is passionate about her field and teaching and hopes to continue working with USC Upstate in creating a program area for signed language interpreting.
Trix Bruce specializes in training interpreters. She keeps in close contact with Deaf community members in order to learn their interpreting needs. After interviewing Deaf people across the country, Ms. Bruce developed a training module to guide medical professionals who work with Deaf patients. Also, Ms. Bruce's own lived experience as a Deaf mother of a daughter who was a patient has given Ms. Bruce confirmation of the top concerns shared by Deaf people. Ms. Bruce is an approved sponsor for the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID) Certificate Maintenance Program. Ms. Bruce is highly qualified to provide an inside view of deaf patients' needs in medical settings, and to advise medical professionals in promoting improved communication accessibility. www.trixbruce.com.
Full Class Schedule (eastern Time)
Students may not miss more than 3 classes
Students who miss a class will be assigned additional work to complete outside of class
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Trix Bruce is an Approved RID CMP Sponsor for Continuing Education Activities. This Professional Studies program is offered for all workshops 6.0 for this training at the Some to Extensive Content Knowledge Level.