WWU Provides Training for Rural Interpreters

During last year’s session, rural interpreters practice American Sign Language phrases that will help them in the educational setting.
During last year’s session, rural interpreters practice American Sign Language phrases that will help them in the educational setting.

American Sign Language educational interpreters working in rural K-12 schools are on the William Woods University campus for two weeks of training.

Nineteen interpreters are attending the session, which began Sunday and runs through July 18. The training is being conducted by WWU professors Becky Davis and Dr. Barbara Garrett.

“We are focusing on interpreting skill development and 2013-07-08 23.16.01ASL language development,” Garrett said.

The Rural Educational Interpreter Skill Enhancement Training is co-sponsored by WWU and the Missouri Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (MCDHH) and paid for by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE).

This is the ninth year the training has been provided at William Woods University.