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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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Jeni Rodrigues

Lecturer

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

585-975-9353

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Book Chapter
Bonni, Betti, et al. "A Place at the Table?: Reflections on the Past, Present, and Future of Signed Language." "Innovations and Insights in Interpreting Pedagogy." Ed. Laurie Swabey and Rachel Herring. Washington, DC: Gallaudet University Press, 2022. Forthcoming. Print.
Dissertation/Thesis
Rodrigues, Jeni. "Letter or Spirit of the Law?: An Institutional Ethnography of Effective Communication Access in US Hospitals." Diss. Gallaudet University, 2022. Print.

Currently Teaching

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.