Working with Deaf and Hard of Hearing Clients in Behavioral Health Settings: SELF-PACE ONLINE COURSE

1 Jan 2023 - 31 Dec 2025

Learning Objectives: 

Upon completion of this 3-hour training students/participants will be able to:

  1. List some of the attributes and ramifications of hearing loss.

  2. Explain the N.A.D. (National Association of the Deaf) recommendations for serving this population.

  3. Describe the language spectrum of ASL (American Sign Language)

  4. Define MLC/MLS designation in clients.

  5. Explain the two main types of interpreting certifications.

  6. Determine whether or not an interpreter has the necessary skills and credentials to work in BH settings.

  7. Implement a plan for working effectively with an interpreter, using insights from Demand-Control Schema theory.

  8. Identify which Title of the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) applies to BH services.

  9. Compare/contrast various communication devices and strategies for working with Deaf individuals.

  10. Explain the difference between “deaf” and “Deaf” individuals.

  11. Produce the manual alphabet and numbers 1 – 10.

  12. Describe how to obtain a qualified sign language interpreter in Northern Nevada.

Presented by: Andrea Juillerat-Olvera, M.F.A., EIPA 4.2.

Andrea is a highly trained and experienced interpreter, currently holding an EIPA 4.2 certification and who has passed the NIC Knowledge exam. Andrea is educated in all aspects of Deaf language, culture, history, human rights, and political needs. Training includes use of tactile signing for deaf-blind, as well as total communication techniques for client with minimal language competency. Her work in other human service fields provides a basis for understanding the needs of many sensitive populations as they navigate social service systems. Andrea has completed a BA in philosophy at the University of Washington in Seattle, an MFA in performance art at the University of Nevada, Reno, besides her interpreting degree. In 2005 and 2006, she spent 14 months living abroad in Ljubljana, Slovenia, where she taught English to both teens and adults. She currently works as an interpreter for the University of Nevada, Reno.

Continuing Education Units (CEUs): 3 CEUs

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Date Sun, Jan 1 12:00 am GMT-8 (America/Los_Angeles)
End Date Wed, Dec 31 12:00 am GMT-8 (America/Los_Angeles)
Registration Start Date Fri, Sept 22 12:00 am GMT-7 (America/Los_Angeles)
Event Time Zone PDT
Cut Off Date Wed, Dec 31 12:00 am GMT-8 (America/Los_Angeles)
Individual Price $60.00
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