Community of Practice: ASL to English Practice

  • 24 Sep 2018
  • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Spokane Valley Library 12004 E Main Ave, Spokane Valley, WA
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Community of Practice: ASL to English Practice

The language and choice of vocabulary that we choose to use when interpreting from ASL into English has a large impact on the perception of the deaf individual by the English speaker.

In this session we will:

  • Discuss the work of Stephanie Feyne and the implications of her findings on our consumers.
  • Practice interpreting high level ASL into equivalent levels of English.
  • Discuss framing and how we can implement it.
  • Identify weaknesses in our own work so that we can focus on improvement.
Facilitated by Teresa Ford, this will be a more open format than a regular workshop with full participation by all who attend.  Open to all levels of interpreters, students to advanced. Practice your skills in a safe, encouraging environment. Learn from your colleagues and have some fun doing it!


If you have any questions, please contact Teresa Ford, tfordinterpreting@gmail.com


Sponsored by: WSRID, IdahoRID, & ASL Communications


Facilitator:  Teresa Ford, NIC: Advanced, a resident of beautiful North Idaho, has been signing for over 30 years and has been working as a state certified interpreter since 2001 and became nationally certified in 2008. Married to a deaf man for over 24 years, she stays immersed in the language and culture and completely enjoys the challenges and rewards of interpreting. Over her interpreting career, she has worked in a variety of settings, post-secondary, VRS, community work and some mentoring. She now primarily focuses her time in the medical setting, working in VRI. A member of both WSRID and Idaho RID, she serves as the PDC Coordinator for WSRID PDC East and as the Idaho RID Member at Large for North Idaho. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, reading, quilting and being creative with fiber arts, knitting, crocheting and felting primarily.

ASL Communication is an Approved RID CMP Sponsor for Continuing Education Activities.  This professional studies program is offered for 0.2 CEUS at the general knowledge content level.


Request for Accommodations & Cancellation policy: In accordance with all federal, state and local laws, events sponsored by IdahoRID and Washington State RID are accessible to all individuals. If you need accommodations or would like more information on cancellation policies, please contact Idaho RID Shannon Stowe, pdc@idahorid.org.



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