Educational Interpreters: Eipa Written Pre-test

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  • 1. 
    What are the multiple levels or layers to analyzing a message?  Check all that apply.
    • A. 

      Lexical

    • B. 

      Phrasal

    • C. 

      Sentential

    • D. 

      Discourse

    • E. 

      Didactical


  • 2. 
    Tutoring is important for deaf children and must be done by the interpreter due to communication requirements. 
    • A. 

      True: The interpreter knows the student and what the IEP has recommended for their success.

    • B. 

      False: The interpreter can and should interpret for a hearing tutor when the interpreter is not knowledgeable in the subject area.


  • 3. 
    Confidentiality is crucial to the interpreting profession.  With whom can the interpreter discuss issues about the deaf student?
    • A. 

      Parent / Guardian

    • B. 

      Mainstream Teacher

    • C. 

      Off-site Interpreters

    • D. 

      IEP Team


  • 4. 
    The interpreter uses his/her discretion when it comes to personal information about the student.   (Drugs, Suicide, Abuse)
    • A. 

      True: The interpreter is bound by confidentiality and must not discuss personal information with anyone.

    • B. 

      False: You are an employee of the school and must follow the districts policies regarding personal information. It is important to inform your student of your responsibility to inform the administration about this type of information.


  • 5. 
    Deaf adults prefer to be called __________.
    • A. 

      Hearing impaired

    • B. 

      Deaf

    • C. 

      Hard of Hearing


  • 6. 
    An interpreter working with children from multicultural backgrounds should demonstrate knowledge about?  Check all that apply.
    • A. 

      Celebrations

    • B. 

      Religions

    • C. 

      Holidays

    • D. 

      History

    • E. 

      Social dynamics


  • 7. 
    Interpreters working with children from multicultural backgrounds need to develop strategies for dealing with intercultural and intracultural conflicts.  
    • A. 

      True: Interpreters should be able to recognize and resolve Intercultural and Intracultural conflicts. .

    • B. 

      False: The teacher for the deaf will specify in the IEP how to deal with these conflicts not the interpreter.


  • 8. 
    ASL Language development is seen at a younger age compared to English language development.
    • A. 

      True: ASL is a visual Gestural language and can lead to earlier language development.

    • B. 

      False: ASL and English parallel each other when it comes to language development.


  • 9. 
    Children begin to produce complex language at about what age?
    • A. 

      2 years old

    • B. 

      3 years old

    • C. 

      4 years old

    • D. 

      5 years old


  • 10. 
    Language evaluations should be performed by the interpreter.
    • A. 

      True: The interpreter is the one that works with the student on a regular basis and therefore more uniquely qualified to assess the student’s language.

    • B. 

      False: Language evaluations should be conducted by a professional who has training specific to the language being evaluated.


  • 11. 
    Communication and language are the same concept.
    • A. 

      True: Through language we communicate.

    • B. 

      False: They are not the same concept.


  • 12. 
    Register refers to variations in language ranging from intimate to formal.   
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 13. 
    Modality refers to how quickly the language is used.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 14. 
    Prosody is how a language is processed by the listener.  Can the listener understand who is being referenced, the direction of actions, and the location of characters?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 15. 
    The use of captioning for movies and television programs may not be sufficient for some deaf and hard of hearing children because…  Check all that apply.
    • A. 

      The students may not be able to read at the level or pace of the program.

    • B. 

      Even though watching the TV and reading the captioning are equal to listening and watching the TV, the deaf students eyes will tire more rapidly.

    • C. 

      Children who are deaf or hard of hearing may lack the written vocabulary necessary to understand the captioning.

    • D. 

      Watching the captioning and the movie can be more difficult than listening and watching the movie.


  • 16. 
    Some technologies that may be available for a family with a deaf or hard of hearing child are…   Check all that apply.
    • A. 

      TV captioning

    • B. 

      TTY / VRS

    • C. 

      Safety alarms

    • D. 

      Baby monitoring devices


  • 17. 
    Interpreters may have more knowledge and skills in the use of ASL than those licensed to teach students who are deaf or hard of hearing.               
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 18. 
    Interpreters should be present at the IEP meetings as an interpreter only not as an active member.  The interpreter should maintain confidentiality about classroom observations and student comprehension of subject matter.  The interpreter should only relay behavioral issues that may rise to the level of physical injury.    
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 19. 
    It is not the interpreter’s role to alter communication in order to protect the deaf or hard of hearing student from potential emotional hurt. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 20. 
    Children often create bonds with their interpreters and this is healthy.  But it is important to maintain professional boundaries.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 21. 
    Hearing aids are used to correct hearing problems.  Hard of hearing children with hearing aids can hear as well as their hearing pears regardless of environment. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 22. 
    Cognitive development refers to the child’s understanding of concepts and the ability to think and reason.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 23. 
    Children often need support to learn new concepts in terms of contextualization, breaking down concepts, etc.  Effective support can include…  Check all that apply.
    • A. 

      Modeling

    • B. 

      Repetition

    • C. 

      Reading

    • D. 

      Drawing


  • 24. 
    What does the IDEA stand for?
    • A. 

      Individual Degree and Education Assessment

    • B. 

      Individual Deaf Education Act

    • C. 

      Individuals with Deafness Education Act

    • D. 

      Individuals with Disabilities Education Act


  • 25. 
    IDEA specifies that a child who is deaf or hard of hearing is entitled to a qualified interpreter.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 26. 
    Interpreting a lesson does not necessarily make it accessible.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 27. 
    IDEA mandates that the IEP is reviewed at least once every two years.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 28. 
    Mainstreaming, typically means that….
    • A. 

      Deaf or hard of hearing children are mainly in classes with other deaf and hard of hearing students.

    • B. 

      The deaf or hard of hearing student goes to a public school but is taught in a special ED classroom.

    • C. 

      The deaf or hard of hearing student is in a public school and attends all the standard classes. (Often with use of an interpreter)


  • 29. 
    Interpreting for long periods of time without support/teaming can cause?  Check all that apply.
    • A. 

      Repetitive motion injuries

    • B. 

      Stress

    • C. 

      Decreased Cognitive fatigue

    • D. 

      Decreased Listlessness


  • 30. 
    What are three things an interpreter can do to manage the environment?
    • A. 

      Control Lighting

    • B. 

      Tell the deaf/HH student where to sit

    • C. 

      Closing windows/blinds

    • D. 

      Positioning of interpreter


  • 31. 
    The relationship of the tutor and the student is the same as the relationship between the interpreter and the student.
    • A. 

      True: The interpreter can do both, Interpret and tutor, the student will always understand the difference.

    • B. 

      False: These roles are different and need to be clearly defined.


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