The Educational Interpreter Project has produced 7 DVDs showing sign language vocabulary for Drugs/Alcohol, IEP Vocabulary, Language Arts, Math, Science, Sports and Teen Talk. These DVDs and their word lists are available online. For additional resources Books or DVDs, you can borrow items from RMTC-DHH (Resource Materials and Technology Center for the Deaf/Hard of Hearing).
Florida offers a FREE loan video library service for educators, interpreters, and other professionals serving students who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing in Florida. These materials are only to be used in the state of Florida. Materials include Sign Vocabulary DVDs made by the EIP and others, EIPA Prep DVDs from Boys Town, books and videos for interpreters skill development/practice.
If you work in Florida schools you are eligible for an account. Don't wait, set up your account now http://dhh.materials.florida-ese.org/.
Five publications have been developed for school administrators, educators, educational interpreters, students, and parents to support language access for deaf and hard of hearing children in general education settings. The publications were developed in collaboration with Dr. Brenda Schick and are based on the content of her Classroom Interpreting website maintained by Boys Town National Research Hospital.
Interpreters working with deaf, hard of hearing, or deaf blind students should provide information to the IEP team. This document is designed to help you provide information about what you observe as you work with students:
A team of interpreters working at a high school in Marion County created their own form by including some of the behavioral checklist items on the form. They are pleased to share it with all interpreters (it is in a form that will allow cutting and pasting) in hope of providing quality information to the IEP team.
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