Friday, March 15th, 2024 10:00 AM EDT Robert Q Pollard, Jr
The sign language-using Deaf population is a linguistic and cultural minority group generally unfamiliar to many service providers. The hearing, sign-fluent presenter has worked exclusively in this field for 40 years, as a clinician, researcher, and teacher. Misconceptions regarding "lipreading," English literacy, sign language versus English, information access ("fund of information"), and the realities of interpreting work hamper effective service provision. This presentation will assist providers to work more effectively with Deaf persons. It will address an array of historic, linguistic, developmental, ethical, legal, and culturally-relevant matters. Significant content will relate directly to mental status exam topics and differential diagnosis of language anomalies that are often unique to this population. Keys to working effectively with sign language interpreters will be offered. Time will be allotted for questions and discussion.
- Describe key differences between ASL and English
- List 3 key events in mentioned in relation to Deaf history (legal or culural)
- Explain why "lipreading" and literacy are challenging for many deaf people
- Define "fund of information" and explain its relevance to working with deaf people
- Explain "language deprivation" and why it presents a key differential diagnosis problem
- List 3 "realities of interpreting work" presented during this workshop
- List 3 tips for working successfully with sign langauge interpreters
- Define what a "Certified Deaf Interpreter" is and how their work differs from a traditional sign language interpreter
- List 4 areas of the mental status examination that may well differ regarding deaf versus hearing persons
- Mention 2 aspects of Deaf culture that may lead to misunderstandings or conflict with hearing people
- Describe how the ADA and "scope of practice" expectations are relevant to practice with deaf consumers
Part 1 (50 minutes) Greeting and introduction “Normal Differentness” The essential linguistic fundamentals The essential historic fundamentals The essential cross-cultural fundamentals Part 2 (45 minutes) Developmental opportunities and their psychological impact Language deprivation, dysfluency, and differential diagnosis Part 3 (25 minutes) Working effectively with interpreters Part 4 (25 minutes) Considering Deaf consumers through the lens of the mental status examination Part 5 (15 minutes) Ethical and legal responsibilities pertaining to working with Deaf consumers Part 6 (20 minutes) Resources Questions and discussion
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This presentation is open to:
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- Professional Counselors
- Licensed Mental Health Practitioners
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