Mediation for Education Interpreters

How to intervene to mediate barriers to communicate is a key skill for all interpreters. Interpreters need straightforward strategies for intervening when environmental, linguistic and cultural issues threaten to derail the session. Education interpreters often interpreting in environments that make mediation especially complicated. Special education and disciplinary sessions often involve multiple educators, administrators and specialists. You often interpret for the parents or family members of students who speak English. Interrupting to solve a communication problem is made more difficult in these settings. This session teaches a practical 5-step process for how to intervene to resolve a communication barrier. Participants will practice the process with realistic scenarios taken from education settings. Registration is final. No Refund.