WWU Provides Training for Rural Interpreters

American Sign
Language educational interpreters working in rural K-12
schools were on the William Woods University campus this month for two weeks of

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).  
Sessions included language development in Deaf and hard of
hearing children, the
role and responsibility of educational interpreters and self-assessment in interpreting,
as well as in-depth
concentration on ASL vocabulary.
Rural interpreters practice American Sign
Language phrases that will help them in the
educational setting.