Interpreting Issues and Resources Page
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All Interpreters who work in Kentucky are required by law to have a Kentucky License from the KY Board of Interpreters for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. For additional information about licensure OR to verify a license, go to: www.kbi.ky.gov




How do you determine if a child is ready to use an interpreter?


This is an important issue to address when planning for a child's individualized educational plan. The articles below addresses this issue.



Interested in becoming an interpreter? Follow the link to find out more information about becoming an interpreter.

http://www.discoverinterpreting.com/?what_is_interpreting

What are the roles and responsibilities of an interpreter in the mainstream classroom?
It is very important for all parties involved when working with students who rely an interpreter for access to instruction to know their roles. The attached forms provide guidelines for these roles.


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Resource Libraries for Interpreters

Free programs to help practice ASL skills:



http://education-portal.com/articles/List_of_Free_Online_American_Sign_Language_Training_Programs.html

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The Kentucky Commission on the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (KCDHH)
KCDHH Deaf and Hard of Hearing Resource Library has accumulated resources that will benefit anyone having connections to deaf and hard of hearing individuals, whether they are parents, educators, interpreters, physicians, family and friends, or day care providers. We have books, videotapes, periodicals and reference materials that cover a broad range of topics including, but not limited to American Sign Language, interpreting, children’s literature, cochlear implants, Deaf culture, family resources, speech reading, mental health, and speech and language.


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KDE Educational Interpreters logo

Kentucky Department of Education Home Page
P-12 Educational Interpreter Resources
The Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) is committed to assisting school districts that are providing interpreting services to students who are deaf or hard of hearing. An educational interpreter consultant is on staff with our agency and available to answer questions and provide consultations to districts. The Kentucky Educational Interpreter Guidelines document has been created to assist administrators, teachers and school staff on effectively working in partnership with interpreters to best meet the needs of the students. For more information call (502) 564-4970 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting (502) 564-4970 end_of_the_skype_highlighting

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Eastern Kentucky University Interpreter Training Program Outreach Library
This outreach library lends literature, CDs, DVDs, VHS and other sign language interpreting study materials through the mail. Media can be searched my title, publisher or topic and materials can be checked out online. This site also lists available Continuing Education workshops approved by the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf.


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Kentucky School for the Deaf Special Education Cooperatives
The Kentucky School for the Deaf runs a Statewide Educational Resource Center on Deafness that consists of links to numerous resources and information. These links cover a spectrum of topics including advocacy, support, education and family services, disabilities, sign language, deaf history and hearing assistance.
KSD also administers the Sign Language Proficiency Interview (SLPI)which is an evaluation tool that assesses communication skills using sign language. If you are interested in taking the SLPI, contact Angie Crawford 859-936-6710 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 859-936-6710 end_of_the_skype_highlighting Angie.Crawford@ksd.kyschools.us


More Resources for Interpreters:


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Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf Home Page
RID Certification Testing Procedure
Steps to Certification
How to Maintain Interpreter Certification
Getting Started as an Interpreter
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National Association of the Deaf Home Page


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Kentucky Board of Interpreters Home Page
How to Become an Interpreter in Kentucky (PDF)
Directory of Interpreters
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Kentucky Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf


Testing Opportunities: Scheduling Tests


Preparing for the EIPA Written Test:


The EIPA Written Test is a comprehensive multiple-choice test which evaluates the interpreter's understanding of information critical to performing with students in an education setting. It is based on a set of knowledge standards developed by a group of experts, including Deaf consumers, interpreters, interpreter trainers, Deaf educators, and ASL linguists. It is also based on the EIPA Guidelines of Professional Conduct for Educational Interpreters.
Test Dates and Information: http://www.classroominterpreting.org/eipa/standards/index.asp
Content Knowledge Standards: http://www.classroominterpreting.org/EIPA/standards/contentstandards.asp
Professional Conduct for Educational Interpreters: http://www.classroominterpreting.org/EIPA/guidelines/index.asp
EIPA Written Test FAQs: http://www.classroominterpreting.org/EIPA/standards/FAQs.asp