This training will review basic body systems and anatomy, focusing specifically on the Human Digestive System, its common ailments, and potential treatments. Knowing these details will help Interpreters better appraise potential assignments offered that may be ENT, Gastro-Intestinal, Mental Health, and/or ER related, better knowing for which they are an appropriate match.
Some pharmacology and prescription drugs will also be presented. Walking through a variety of common patient complaints from start (Hospital/Dr. Appointment) to finish (Treatment & follow-up) will embed schema that is Deaf-centric and Linguistically appropriate, empowering Deaf patients in the long-run. Interpreters will be able to apply their increased knowledge regarding Digestive System Anatomy, Diagnosis, and Prognosis, to multiple scenarios, while also recognizing that increasing the level of the Interpreter’s qualifications prior to accepting such assignments will support allyship and improve Deaf patients’ self-determination.
-Participants will compare and contrast interpreting/transliterating approaches when working with linguistically diverse Deaf patients, and generate two versions of their interpretations: ASL and CASE/Transliterated.
0.3 Professional Studies
The Betty & Leonard Phillips Deaf Action Center is an Approved RID CMP Sponsor for continuing education activities. The Professional Studies program is offered at the 'Some' Content Knowledge Level.
We will have recorded version of every webcast available. If for some reason you cannot attend the webcast at the scheduled time, you may watch the recorded version later. Because of this, we cannot offer refunds. If a webcast is cancelled, you will be given credit to view another webcast, either live or archived.
Working sign language interpreters
Bob LoParo—RID CI, CT, holds a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Xavier University. The majority of his professional interpreting work has been as an Independent Contractor in Private Practice with DeafBlind individuals, alcohol/drug addiction services, theatrical/performance venues (Juilliard School/Theater Development Fund), cruise vacations, post-secondary education, and conferences (state, regional, national, and international).
Since 2000 he has also taught at the college/university level as an adjunct instructor, joining the ASL/ITP Department at El Camino College in 2008. He has taught ASL (all levels from Beginning to Advanced), Fingerspelling, English-to-ASL, ASL-to-English, Interpreting 3, and Practicum. A student-centered, skills-based educational approach for all ASL-/English-fluent Interpreters has remained at the core of his pedagogical approach. He is also the Faculty Adviser for El Camino’s student-run ASL/ITP Club.
Bob currently volunteers with 2 RID Member Sections as the Region V Representative (BLeGIT & ITOC), and is Vice-Chair for the DeafBlind Member Section. Locally, he is the Co-Chair of the Membership Committee for SCRID (Southern CA RID), helming online reporting, database management, and regular membership updates via Blog/website.
He enjoys teaching, mentoring, and presenting—assisting ITP students and practitioners alike in reaching for ever-higher goals and abilities, while also mutually gaining wisdom and skills from those he works with on a daily basis. He is also a crazy-cat owner (4!), and a zombie, sci-fi, and science/technology-phile.