True: The interpreter knows the student and what the IEP has recommended for their success.
False: The interpreter can and should interpret for a hearing tutor when the interpreter is not knowledgeable in the subject area.
Parent / Guardian
True: The interpreter is bound by confidentiality and must not discuss personal information with anyone.
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.
Hard of Hearing
True: Interpreters should be able to recognize and resolve Intercultural and Intracultural conflicts. .
False: The teacher for the deaf will specify in the IEP how to deal with these conflicts not the interpreter.
True: ASL is a visual Gestural language and can lead to earlier language development.
False: ASL and English parallel each other when it comes to language development.
2 years old
3 years old
4 years old
5 years old
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.
False: Language evaluations should be conducted by a professional who has training specific to the language being evaluated.
True: Through language we communicate.
False: They are not the same concept.
The students may not be able to read at the level or pace of the program.
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.
Children who are deaf or hard of hearing may lack the written vocabulary necessary to understand the captioning.
Watching the captioning and the movie can be more difficult than listening and watching the movie.
TTY / VRS
Baby monitoring devices
Individual Degree and Education Assessment
Individual Deaf Education Act
Individuals with Deafness Education Act
Individuals with Disabilities Education Act
Deaf or hard of hearing children are mainly in classes with other deaf and hard of hearing students.
The deaf or hard of hearing student goes to a public school but is taught in a special ED classroom.
The deaf or hard of hearing student is in a public school and attends all the standard classes. (Often with use of an interpreter)
Repetitive motion injuries
Decreased Cognitive fatigue
Tell the deaf/HH student where to sit
Positioning of interpreter
True: The interpreter can do both, Interpret and tutor, the student will always understand the difference.
False: These roles are different and need to be clearly defined.