More than meets the eye : revealing the complexities of an interpreted education
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Washington, DC : Gallaudet University Press, 2013.
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LSDHH - Adult Non-Fiction
HIColl 371.912 S6555m
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x, 204 pages : ill. ; 23 cm.
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English
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9781563685798, 1563685795, 9781563684760 (trade pbk.), 1563684764 (trade pbk.)

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Includes bibliographical references (p. 187-195) and index.
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"Sign language interpreters often offer the primary avenue of access for deaf and hard of hearing students in public schools. More than 80% of all deaf children today are mainstreamed, and few of their teachers sign well enough to provide them with full access. As a result, many K-12 interpreters perform multiple roles beyond interpreting. Yet, very little is known about what they actually do and what factors inform their moment-to-moment decisions. This volume presents the range of activities and responsibilities performed by educational interpreters, and illuminates what they consider when making decisions. To learn about the roles of K-12 interpreters, author Melissa B. Smith conducted in-depth analyses at three different schools. She learned that in response to what interpreters feel that their deaf students need, many focus on three key areas: 1) visual access, 2) language and learning, and 3) social and academic participation/inclusion. To best serve their deaf students in these contexts, they perform five critical functions: they assess and respond to the needs and abilities of deaf students; they interpret with or without modification as they deem appropriate; they capitalize on available resources; they rely on interactions with teachers and students to inform their choices; and they take on additional responsibilities as the need arises."--Publisher's description.
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Smith, M. B. (2013). More than meets the eye: revealing the complexities of an interpreted education. Washington, DC: Gallaudet University Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Smith, Melissa B. 2013. More Than Meets the Eye: Revealing the Complexities of an Interpreted Education. Washington, DC: Gallaudet University Press.

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Smith, Melissa B, More Than Meets the Eye: Revealing the Complexities of an Interpreted Education. Washington, DC: Gallaudet University Press, 2013.

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Smith, Melissa B. More Than Meets the Eye: Revealing the Complexities of an Interpreted Education. Washington, DC: Gallaudet University Press, 2013. Print.

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