NCDHH Deaf Interpreter Workshop

Immersion Training: Amalgamation of
Deaf and Hearing Interpreter Teams
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 6: 5:00—9:00 PM
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 7: 9:00 AM—5:00 PM
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 8: 9:00 AM—5:00 PM
(1 hour lunch break on your own on Saturday and Sunday)
LOCATION: Educational Service Unit (ESU) #3
6949 S. 110th Street, LaVista, NE

PRESENTED BY: Dr. Regan Thibodeau, a Deaf native of Maine who began her education on Mackworth Island, currently teaches ASL and ITP at University of
Southern Maine and works as a freelance interpreter. Regan also is a consultant working to bring to others the deaf perspective as a stakeholder in any arena possible. In addition to her stakeholder role in various situations such as legislation for LEAD-K, consulting for New York DOE and their interpreting teams, Regan has over 13+ years of K12 interpreting experience in the schools. This led to the publication of a chapter in Educational Interpreting textbook about Deaf and Hearing Teams in K12 Settings-a first of its kind. She is excited to be working with you!

Registration Deadline: September 25th - Limited to 30 participants
WORKSHOP DETAILS: Introduction of the concept of “Amalgamation” to the field of interpreting
which will help us discuss the Demand Control Schema (DCS) and Zone of Proximal Development (ZPD) of ourselves overlapping with others in our assignments and how to mitigate these dynamics while we work toward setting standards of optimizing our skills so that we can consistently develop and evolve as interpreters along with the Deaf community.

PARTICIPANTS: This workshop will be conducted in ASL and is for deaf and hearing interpreters who are currently licensed in Nebraska, as well as unlicensed deaf interpreters. The requirement isthe ability to participate in a workshop led in ASL (there will be voicing practice opportunities during the role-play and activities) thus the primary language of communication and education will be in ASL. Voiced interpretation of the workshop will not be provided.

ACCOMMODATIONS: Interpretek is an approved RID Sponsor for Continuing Education Activities.
This Professional Studies (PS) program (0024102314) is offered for 1.8 RID CEUs at some content knowledge level or 18 clock hours toward Nebraska licensing requirements. NCDHH promotes an environment of mutual respect, free of discrimination based on gender, sexual orientation, race, religion, or any other protected class. This workshop is presented in ASL.
QUESTIONS & CONTACT: Sharon.sinkler@nebraska.gov / 402-471-3065 (voice/text)

Event Date: 
Friday, October 6, 2023 - 12:00am to Sunday, October 8, 2023 - 12:00am