Description in ASL
“Body Language: Talking about the Cardiovascular System in ASL for Hearing Interpreters” process provides resources to learn about the following topics: blood pressure, heart attack, aneurysms, angiograms/angioplasty, atrial fibrillation, and the cardiovascular system as a whole. Resources are provided in written English with diagrams as well as ASL sample explanations. Participants use a three-step process to explain the information in ASL, view samples for other ideas for how to improve the ASL explanation, and then re-explain the information with updated approaches.
This online course is separated into five modules focused on the following topics related to the cardiovascular system: blood pressure, heart attack, aneurysms, angiograms/angioplasty, atrial fibrillation, and the cardiovascular system as a whole. Each module uses a three-step process to ask the interpreter to (1) create an ASL explanation of a topic from information on the topic in written English and visual diagrams, (2) compare their ASL explanations with the work of a certified Deaf interpreter and a certified hearing interpreter, and (3) create another ASL explanation incorporating lessons learned from seeing other examples. The CATIE Center offered this as a learning module for 1.0 CEUs with an estimated time to complete between 10-15 hours.
This resource is available in the Canvas Commons in two formats:
- Click here for independent study version in Canvas Commons.
- Click here for group facilitation version in Canvas Commons.