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  • A sign language interpreter is a trainedprofessional who facilitates communicationand conveys all auditory and signedinformation so that both hearing and deafindividuals may fully interact.
  • Sign Language is a language thatincorporates mime, and picture-like images to express and conveyabstract ideas and concepts.Also, it uses space and movementto convey meaning.
  • SIGN LANGUAGE INTERPRETING Sign language interpreting is provided for deafor hearing-impaired people who cannotunderstand the original speech. In the past those working with deaf people wereintent on teaching them to speak and signlanguage was frowned on. Nowadays, sign language is recognized as alanguage in its own right. Sign language usesgestures of the hands and the rest of the bodyincluding the face. Fingerspelling is used to supplement signing
  • facial expression, headmovements, and eye gaze are themedia that can be done tointerpret with sign language
  • While watching another personsign, it is appropriate to focus onthe signers face.
  • Fingerspelling is mainlyused to give names ofpeople, places, andidentify brands or movietitles.
  • You should always useyour dominant hand tosign. If you areambidextrous, choose onehand as your dominanthand and be consistent.
  • Fingerspelled loan signs are two tofive letter, commonly used wordsthat have their own unique patternsof movement. These movements aredifferent from regular fingerspelling.
  • When you see afingerspelled word you shouldtry to see the shape andmovement pattern of theword rather than try to seeeach letter.
  • When you fingerspell aword try to keep youhand slightly to the rightof your face and belowyour chin. Avoidbouncing each letter.
  • Fingerspelling is not a substitutefor a sign. Itdescribe, gesture, draw. Fingerspelling should be used as a lastresort.
  • To answer a question with anegative response, shake headnot, sign “no”, answer thequestion with the correctinformation, or sign “none” canbe done.
  •  Some strategies to help you communicatewith sign language:1. Let people know you can sign2. Let people set the communication pattern tobe used3. Avoid talking (voicing) in the presence of aDeaf person without signingAvoid “eyedropping” on other people signing
  • SIGN LANGUAGE HAND FORMATIONSHand shapeHand locationHand movementHand orientation
  • HELPFUL GUIDANCE TO BE REMEMBEREDWHILE USING INTERPRETING SERVICES: Speak DirectlyBecause the interpreter is in theclassroom to facilitate communication forboth the listener and instructor, speak directlyto listener/receiver and maintaincommunication with the listener/receiver. Theinterpreter may request clarification from youand/or the receiver to ensure accuracy of theinformation conveyed.
  •  Spell Out Technical Words.It is helpful to have technical terms orjargon relating to a particular discipline orconcept to be spelled or written out, either onthe chalkboard, an overhead projector, aclass handout, or with some other visual aid.
  •  Speak at a Reasonable Pace.Interpreters normally interpret with a timelag of one or two sentences after thespeaker because interpreters must firstprocess the information before relaying it.Speak naturally at a modest pace, keeping inmind that the interpreter must listenandunderstand a complete thought beforesigning it.
  •  Repeat or Paraphrase Questions andResponses.When questions are asked, be sure torepeator paraphrase questions before a responseis given. Likewise, responses should also berepeated or paraphrased.
  • OTHER POINTERS FOR EFFECTIVE TEACHING Expectations Universal Design for Learning Guided Notes on the Web Collaboration