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Designed for all who work with the heterogeneous population of students with hearing loss, Best Practices in Educational Interpreting, Second Edition, offers state-of-the-art-and-science information for interpreters in primary through higher education settings. This text is a comprehensive, developmentally organized overview of the process of interpreting in educational settings. Issues and methods are presented from a practical orientation, with representative cases that illustrate the topics. Students learn about the changing needs of the hearing impaired as they move from primary school through college.

New to this Edition:

  • New information on language learning from infancy through adulthood, providing readers with a broader scope of knowledge in language learning and the interpreter's role in matching language in the educational setting to the advancing language levels of the consumers (Ch. 3, 4, 5 & 6).
  • Up-to-date news on technology in the field, including expectations for cochlear implant students of various ages, explanations of how to use assistive technology, and information on how to incorporate technology into one's professional development as an interpreter.
  • Current information on the status of educational interpreting that provides readers with updates on the state of the nation's educational interpreting in K-12 and in higher education settings and offers insight to the rapid growth of interpreters, particularly at the post-secondary level.
  • Cases addressing current issues surrounding new technology, new demands on interpreters, and new ethical dilemmas.
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Incl. a development approach to curriculum & instruction for students who use interpreters from preschool to grad school.

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Editorial Reviews

Noting that the services provided by interpreters for the deaf and hard-of-hearing in educational settings are often inferior to those offered in other domains, such as medical or judicial settings, Seal (communication sciences and disorders, James Madison U.) cautions that education interpreting practices should always be held to the best possible standard. She describes ideal practices for specific grade levels from preschool through high school, and discusses issues related to personnel, administration, higher education, and research. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780205263110
  • Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
  • Publication date: 6/12/1997
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Pages: 269
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.92 (h) x 0.76 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Educational Interpreting: An Introduction 1
2 Best Practices in the Administration of Educational Interpreting Services 19
3 Best Practices in Educational Interpreting in the Primary Grades Setting 47
4 Best Practices in Interpreting in the Elementary- and Middle-School Setting 81
5 Best Practices in Interpreting in High School and Vocational Settings 123
6 Best Practices in Interpreting in Higher Education Settings 169
7 Educational Interpreting Research 203
Appendix 229
Index 263
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