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Jeni Rodrigues

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Department of ASL and Interpreting Education
National Technical Institute for the Deaf

585-975-9353
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Jeni Rodrigues

Lecturer

Department of ASL and Interpreting Education
National Technical Institute for the Deaf

585-975-9353

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INTP-435
3 Credits
In this course, students will advance their skills in simultaneously producing equivalent ASL messages from English source texts. Monologic, expository texts on specific topic areas will be the focus of this course. A significant portion of the interpretation work in this course will take place utilizing speakers and audience members in authentic environments. Students will learn to manage the physical setting (logistics), and to select and use appropriate technology when applicable. Students will continue to develop their English and ASL vocabulary, interpreting analysis skills, develop team interpreting skills and increase stamina. To progress to INTP-440 Interpreting IV: Adapting to Diverse Consumers and INTP-450 Practicum and Seminar II, students must complete this course with a minimum grade of C.
INTP-441
3 Credits
This course is designed to introduce students to sign language interpreting in healthcare settings through the analytical construct of Demand-Control Schema for interpreting work. The course content includes medical terminology in English and ASL. Students will learn tools and techniques to utilize while interpreting in healthcare environments with an emphasis on interactive learning including direct exposure to healthcare settings, deaf and hard-of-hearing healthcare professionals and professional healthcare interpreters.
INTP-451
3 Credits
This course is designed to introduce students to the field of mental health interpreting. Students will become familiar with the DSM-IV and common types of mental illness as well as psychiatric terminology in both English and ASL. Students will examine the role, function, ethics, and challenges of interpreting in mental health settings through the analytical construct of Demand-Control Schema for interpreting work. Students will also learn tools and techniques to utilize while interpreting in psychiatric environments and will have opportunities to interact with mental health professionals.