Florida Educational Interpreter Project

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  • "A Few Minutes In the Life of A Sign Interpreter Interpreter, the Classroom": YouTube video

    • This is a funny video to show or watch about how staff members may not understand how sign language interpreters do their jobs. 

  • Becoming a Sign Language Interpreter

    • There are many factors and tips to think about when you consider becoming a sign language interpreter.  Here's a great website with some resources that will guide you.

  • Boys Town National Research Hospital 

    • Established in 1999, the Educational Interpreter Performance Assessment (EIPA) Diagnostic Center is the only program of its kind in the world. The program focuses on supporting the unique skills required for sign interpretation in the educational setting.

  • Classroom Interpreting for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students: YouTube video

    • This video shows how classroom teachers, D/HH teachers, and educational interpreters can successfully collaborate to enhance DHH students' education and learning in the classroom.  This video is a great resource to show district staff members how to collaboratively work together to ensure the DHH students can learn and access information from all staff members in the classroom. 

  • Communication Assessments for Individualized Educational Plans (IEPs)

  • Communication Plans for Interpreters for Individualized Educational Plans (IEPs)

  • Florida Standardized Assessment (FSA)

    • Information for interpreters (more to come later)

  • Florida Registry Of Interpreters for the Deaf, Inc

    • FRID strives to improve the professional lives of interpreters and the quality and accessibility of interpreting services for Deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals living in Florida. 

  • Language Equality & Acquisition Deaf Kids (LEAD-K)

    • At LEAD-K, we believe that Deaf children benefit from American Sign Language (ASL), a natural visual language, however our goal is language acquisition regardless of the language used, whether ASL or English or both. 

  • Laurent Clerc Center

    • The Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center at Gallaudet University is a federally funded center with exemplary elementary and secondary education programs for deaf and hard of hearing students and is tasked with developing and disseminating innovative curricula, instructional techniques, and products nationwide while providing information, training, and technical assistance for parents and professionals to meet the needs of deaf and hard of hearing students from birth to age 21.

  • National Assocation of the Deaf

    • The National Association of the Deaf (NAD) is the nation’s premier civil rights organization of, by and for deaf and hard of hearing individuals in the United States of America. 

  • National Association of Interpreters in Education

    • The NAIE believes students who are deaf, hard of hearing, and deafblind have the right to access the educational environment using professional interpreting services. NAIE, therefore, plays a critical role in supporting and advocating for interpreters in education by acknowledging and addressing the complex challenges of the work they do.

  • Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, Inc

    • The Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, Inc. (RID), a national membership organization, plays a leading role in advocating for excellence in the delivery of interpretation and transliteration services between people who use sign language and people who use spoken language. 

  • Resource Materials and Technology Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing 

    • Established in 1978 by the Florida Legislature, the Resource Materials and Technology Center: Deaf/Hard of Hearing (RMTC-D/HH) is a statewide discretionary project. In addition, RMTC-D/HH staff provide on-site training and technical assistance to all school districts, families, and other state and federal discretionary projects working with students who are deaf/hard of hearing. 

  • Wordless books

    • This is a list of books that have only pictures.  This is a great way to have D/HH students create stories and build on comprehension and fluency.