Interpreting for Children and Their Families – The IEP
Presenter: Nora Goodfriend-Koven, MPH
Cost: $15 CHIA Members / $25 Non-Members
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Frequently free-lance interpreters are dispatched to school-sites to interpreter for children who, because of various disabilities are receiving an Individualized Educational Plan, or IEP. These meetings convene specialists from many disciplines to assist the school staff in finding the best placement for the child. Specialists include nurses, therapists, psychologists, educators, even occasionally law enforcement. This workshop will review the skills needed in interpreting for multiple parties at once, application of the CHIA standards to this setting, specialized vocabulary needed, and insight on the sometimes confusing role of the interpreter.
1. Describe the players in an IEP and the role of the interpreter.
2. Solve at least 1 interpreting dilemma typical of this setting.
3. Add 10 new words to the interpreter’s personal glossary.
Nora Goodfriend-Koven MPH is a free-lance interpreter and a trainer of interpreters, an author of Healing Voices (a training for those who interpret in extreme circumstances of torture and trauma survivorship); also The Devra Miller Program for Interpreting in Educational Settings. She’s an adjunct professor at City College of San Francisco and was the lead instructor/coordinator of the HealthCare Interpreter Certificate Program. Nora was on CHIA’s board for 13 years and is on the board for Walden Center and School, an arts-based primary non-profit educational institution. She is a certified Administrative Hearing Interpreter in the state of California for Spanish/English interpretation. Ms. Goodfriend-Koven received her MPH from SJSU.