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Southern Illinois University Disability Support Services seeks to offer Online Continuing Education Coursework for Sign Language Interpreters.  The training is available from the comfort of your own home. The 5-week format (approximate 4 hours per week) is flexible to accommodate your schedule. The course offers an excellent chance to discuss variables that influence our work with colleagues from all over the United States and perhaps even other countries.  



Participants will analyze terminology on the basis of prefixes, root words and suffixes which form the terms we use in medical interpreting.  In addition, participants will review situations that arise during the process of medical interpreting and through online discussion share strategies for handling those situations using resources such as NAD and RID position papers on various topics in interpreting.

Anticipate spending approximately 4 hours per week analyzing DVDs, articles, video clips and discussing reactions with your peers. 

Core video content is presented in ASL, while supplementary materials are captioned.  Request for reasonable accommodations should be submitted via email, two weeks prior to the start of each course.  

Professional Studies CEU's:  2.0

Cost:  $100.  

Registration is open for the Feb. 22 - Mar. 28 course.  

Refunds, minus a $15 service fee, will be made if the request is received 2 weeks prior to course start date.  Contact Patty Erwin for more information.  

Target Audience:  Sign Language Interpreters.  CDIs/interpreting students are also encouraged to participate.