Communication tips for working with an interpreter

Communication Tips for Working With an Interpreter

Working with an Interpreter Healthcare workers, school staff, and law enforcement officials often find themselves trying to communicate with individuals who do not speak fluent English. Here are some tips to improving communication. These suggestions also would apply when communicating with someone who happens to be Deaf. An Interpreter is a Tool If an interpreter…

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Keeping Track of Your Child’s IEP Documents

Keeping Track of the IEP If your child has an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) at school, keeping track of all relevant documents is essential. Bringing all the documents together in one place helps make the IEP process go more smoothly. Your child’s IEP binder can be as simple as a 3-ring binder with a few page…

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Using Labels and People First Language

My son has Down syndrome. So far, it isn’t much of a big deal, it just means that I think about Down syndrome and labels more than I used to. And I’ve been thinking about labels for a long time, so thinking about them more, well I guess that is something. Many years ago, I…