2021 Educational Interpreter Summer Institute: Interpreting During Language Arts Time


Session Dates

Monday July 19, 2021 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM - Webinar
Tuesday July 20, 2021 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM - Webinar

Dr. Seuss. Say it and interpreters cringe. Language arts material is notoriously difficult to interpret…but it doesn’t have to be. Language arts lessons, like any other lessons, are driven by specific goals. Awareness of those goals coupled with an understanding of the linguistic needs of the client will enable interpreters to make sound decisions while interpreting language arts materials. In this workshop, interpreters will learn about the process of learning to read at different levels of text. They will learn strategies for interpreting texts based on both instructor goals and client language needs, and will have an opportunity to practice applying these strategies.


Participants will be able to:

  • List the stages of reading.
  • Discuss the differences between visual and auditory strategies in reading instruction.
  • Identify the effects of language deprivation on the reading process.
  • Demonstrate strategies for interpreting language arts instruction based on child language use.

Target Audience

Educational Interpreters, Teachers of Students who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing

Topics Covered: Educational Interpreters

Reasonable efforts will be made to accommodate individuals who have special needs as addressed by the Americans with Disabilities Act and who need assistance at this event. Contact: Richele Herigan, at 717-901-2240, or rherigan@pattan.net.

Event Info

Event Type:


Credit Type:

Act 48 Clock Hour
Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf
No credit


Deborah Cates, PhD

Event Contact:


Richele Herigan


Sue Ann Houser

Additional Info

Registration closed on July 5, 2021.