Extralinguistic Knowledge for Deaf Interpreters

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Naomi Sheneman explains the concept of extralinguistic knowledge (ELK) and how Deaf interpreters need to take that into account in their interpreting work as well recognize the unique ELK that they bring to situations based on their experiences as Deaf people.

References

Beldon, J., Forestal, E., Garcia, L., Peterson, D. (2009, August). NCIEC deaf interpreting initiative.  Paper presented at RID Deaf Caucus, […]

2022-07-16T09:52:11-06:00July 16th, 2022|

Effective Learning and Practice

ASL Version of Description

These online modules contain videos and activities to support novice interpreters in understanding effective strategies for learning and practice.  The course introduces the concept of deliberate practice and how important it is for interpreters. Information and activities about deliberate practice is mixed in with information from Peter Brown, author of Make it Stick: […]

2022-01-31T13:38:08-06:00December 15th, 2021|

Body Language: Interpreting about the Cardiovascular system for Deaf Interpreters

ASL Version of Description

“Body Language: Interpreting about the Cardiovascular System for Deaf Interpreters” process provides resources to practice and translation about the following topics:  blood pressure, heart attack, aneurysms, angiograms/angioplasty, atrial fibrillation, and the cardiovascular system as a whole.  For each topic, participants work on the following skills: doing a prediction activity to prepare to think about the […]

2022-01-19T14:32:07-06:00December 8th, 2021|

Body Language: Talking about the Cardiovascular system in ASL for Hearing Interpreters

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 […]

2022-01-19T14:35:37-06:00December 1st, 2021|

Justice in July: A Canvas Course

Photo of a black man wearing a black hoodie posted in a bus stop next to a poster with the words Justice for George Floyd

The CATIE Center at St. Catherine University is about 5 miles from the site in Minneapolis where George Floyd was killed in May. Like many organizations and individuals, we have been wrestling with how best to respond […]

2022-01-19T19:30:20-06:00June 29th, 2020|

Free Body Language Course on the Digestive System

Screen shot of home page for module - with images of healthcare lattice, stomach, colon, and digestive systemBody language is a critical skill when it comes to communicating in almost any language.  For novice interpreters, the CATIE Center is excited to offer a GTC Journey Track version of a course designed for you to take your skills to the […]

2022-01-21T11:24:52-06:00October 25th, 2019|

Understanding and Reducing Horizontal Violence

An explanation of Horizontal Violence and how it can be avoided.

Naomi Sheneman, a white woman with dark brown hair wearing a black long sleeve shirt, stands in front of a grey background.  The CATIE Center logo is in the right lower hand corner of the video.
A sample debrief showing how dialogue about interpreting work can avoid […]

2022-01-23T16:30:58-06:00June 19th, 2019|

View “The Daily Moth”

The words Extralinguistic Knowledge written over a Graphic of an open book with a dog standing on page that is covered in grass and has a road on it.

Keep up with current events the U.S. and within deaf communities by watching The Deaf Moth.

From its web site’s “About Us” page:

The Daily Moth delivers news in video using American Sign […]

2022-01-23T16:49:48-06:00April 8th, 2019|

Life Kit: Get Out of Debt

4 stacks of quarters getting progressively taller moving to the right with a jar of coins on far right. A small plant is growing out of the top of each stack and jar.

This post has a link for three episodes on exercise from Life Kit, a series by National Public Radio.  NPR describes the series this way:

Tools to […]

2022-01-23T16:55:21-06:00March 28th, 2019|

Learn about Deafhood

The words Extralinguistic Knowledge written over a Graphic of an open book with a dog standing on page that is covered in grass and has a road on it.

Build your extralinguistic knowledge by learning more about Deafhood.

This post provides you with a series of videos from Paddy Ladd, the author of “Understanding Deaf Culture: In Search of Deafhood.”

Aim

2022-01-23T16:59:23-06:00March 28th, 2019|