Interpreting For People With Minimal Language Skills/Idiosyncratic Communication ​

Jackie Griffiths

  • Duration: 120 minutes

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"There were a lot of things I liked about the webinar. Not only did it address working with people with idiosyncratic signs but also covered autism, working with the police, in court, in a medical setting, shadowing a person and how to go about this and using visual aids to support communication... I found Jackie's stories about her experiences very interesting and real. Her approach to interpreting is very positive and she is an inspiration. I learned a great deal from this webinar. Thank you. " - Marcella

Some people, most often due to a learning difficulty, mental health issues or children, have limited or unusual use of language.  When the person is relying on BSL the interpreter needs to adapt their signs to match the person’s vocabulary and world understanding.  It is here that the interpreter needs to employ all of their tools and break with convention in order to assist communication.

This webinar seeks to remind you of the tools you currently have but may not be using. The webinar will address reasons why your Deaf client may have minimal/idiosyncratic language including a foreign sign language, language deficit and autism and growing up with family signs.

Jackie also shares her thoughts on ways of working and you explores issues that could arise and how to resolve them through clear team working with other professionals.

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What users said about this webinar

“Thanks Jackie and Wendy. Very interesting and useful. Learned lots!!” – Nez, Interpreter

“Definitely really interesting webinar and really useful.” – Charlotte, Interpreter

It was very practical and wasn’t technical or jargon – Jackie reaffirmed strategies that I already used, but also gave new ideas and suggestions. It has given me confidence to step away from the norm.” – Alison

“Great webinar. Great presenter Jackie. Thanks everyone for your interesting comments” – Mike, Interpreter

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