Medical Interpreting: Body Language Modules
St. Catherine University offered the first interpreter training program with an emphasis on preparing interpreters to work in medical settings. We are proud to be a leader in healthcare interpreting.
The CATIE Center is currently developing a number of new resources responding to the needs of today’s healthcare interpreting world.
Body Language 2013-14
Whether working in classrooms, emergency or clinical settings, interpreters need to have the skills of effectively describing anatomy in American Sign Language.
Session Topics and Dates:
- Introduction to Healthcare Discourse TBA
Introduction to Healthcare Discourse covers common questions asked during the health history and physical interview and explores how different cultural perspectives and life experiences may affect a patient’s perspective of the healthcare system.
- Body Language: Cardio Workout TBA
- Body Language: No More Digestive Distress TBA
- Body Language: It’s All in the Lungs TBA
- Body Language: Put Some Meat on Your Bones TBA
Workshop Location: Online at http://healthcareinterpreting.org/online
What to expect
In each self-guided session you will:
- Review the source material on the topic in English.
- Create your video explanation of the process in ASL.
- Watch explanations of the topic in ASL created by Nigel Howard, Doug Bowen-Bailey, Amy Williamson and others, focusing on classifier usage and use of space.
- Analyze your explanation and how you might incorporate more classifiers or improve your use of space.
- Recreate your explanation in ASL.
- Post written reflections, and, if in a cohort, feedback on other participants posts.
We estimate the average time required for each session is 15-20 hours.
Objectives for Introduction to Healthcare Discourse
- Identify the common questions asked during the health history and physical interview
- Analyze how different cultural perspectives and life experiences may affect a patient’s perspective of the healthcare system
- Interpret the common questions based on the context of an appointment
- Compare and contrast their interpretations with the work of other interpreters
- Create an interpretation of the history and physical interview
- Express how an understanding of healthcare discourse will benefit their interpreting in these settings
- Analyze provider perspectives on how the health history and physical serves as an entry point to further services from the healthcare system
- Create written reflections on steps in the process, demonstrating completion of the objectives above, and identify areas for further improvement.
Body Language objectives
- Review the source material on each topic in English.
- Practice using ASL vocabulary and classifiers to explain various conditions, functions and topics, by video recording an explanation of the process in ASL.
- Watch explanations of the topic in ASL, created by Nigel Howard, Doug Bowen-Bailey, and others, focusing on classifier usage and use of space.
- Practice self-assessment by analyzing your own work to identify concepts that could be better represented using classifiers.
- Recreate your explanation, applying what you identified in your analysis.
- Reflect on your process, your comfort with the topic, your use of classifiers, and areas for improvement.
What you Need
- high-speed internet access
- ability to watch YouTube videos
- ability to video-record your work for self-analysis
- ability to post written reflections of your self-analysis for each topic
This self-paced and self-directed program empowers you with the resources to lead your own learning. Karen Malcolm will monitor the module activity to make sure participants are on track, but will not actively lead discussions.
Participants may register in cohorts, or may request to be put into a cohort. If registering as a cohort, the registration system will prompt you to enter your cohort members names. If requesting to be assigned to a cohort, please enter “assign me to a cohort.”
We strongly encourage cohort participants to post their videos so other cohort members can provide feedback.
St. Catherine University is an approved sponsor for RID continuing education units. This activity is offered for professional studies CEUs and assumes some knowledge of the topic.
Participants can earn 0.75 CMP/ACET CEUs per module working individually. Participants working in cohorts may earn 1.0 CEUs if they post feedback on other cohort member’s posts. Participants must complete all required activities to earn CEUs. No partial CEUs will be awarded. Questions about how CEUs were calculated? Click here.