Collaboration With Interpreters: Securing Positive Outcomes
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Collaborating with interpreters is often an important step
when working with individuals who speak a language other than English. Although
bilingual SLPs and audiologists may be familiar with an individual’s native
language, a skilled interpreter may be helpful to assist during the evaluation
process. There is almost no research on collaborating with interpreters in
audiology and speech-language pathology, and most professionals have not been
adequately trained to collaborate with an interpreter. In this session,
Henriette Langdon offers SLPs and audiologists helpful, evidence-based
strategies for working with interpreters, based on research that has been
conducted in other fields, including medicine and law, as well as across
disciplines at international conferences. You will walk away with practical
strategies to ensure that your time with clients who require interpreters is
You will be able to:
when and why collaboration with an interpreter in speech-language pathology and
audiology is necessary
the roles and responsibilities of the interpreter and the SLP or audiologist in
interviews, conferences, and assessments
strategies to ensure a positive experience and outcomes for the client and
What is Included?
You'll get online access to all the course content, including the full video, handout, references, and appendices, so you can access it from anywhere!
Self-assessment—Think about what you learned and report on the Completion Form how you will use your new knowledge.