The Educational Interpreter Performance Assessment (EIPA) focuses on supporting the unique skills required for sign interpretation in the educational setting. A highly qualified interpreter is required to provide basic access to the classroom. When an educational interpreter lacks interpreting skills and knowledge needed to work as an effective educational team member deaf and hard of hearing students cannot access the full content of the classroom. The EIPA evaluates an interpreter's ability to interpret classroom content, student discourse and classroom discourse. The assessment uses stimulus video tapes of actual classroom settings and interviews with child signers. It is designed to evaluate a variety of language systems and modalities (ASL/PSE/MCE).
The EIPA-CS evaluates the ability to expressively interpret classroom content and discourse and the ability to receptively interpret cued communication produced by students (young children or teens). The EIPA-CS is a Cued Speech version of the EIPA performance test and joins a family of EIPA products that are not limited to any one sign language or system.
Further information about the EIPA is available at: https://www.boystownhospital.org/hearingservices/childhoodDeafness/Pages/EducationalInterpreter.aspx
By the end of the session participants will have developed an understanding of:
1. The purpose of using the EIPA
2. The skills and knowledge to be evaluated in the EIPA
3. The training programs available for interpreters to develop the skills and knowledge highlighted in the assessment
The closest train station to VDEI is the Prahran station, on the Sandringham line.The closest tram stops are Tram Stop 27 (cnr St Kilda Road and High Street) and Tram stop 28 (cnr Punt Road and High Street).
Two parking options are available within close walking distance to VDEI’s learning centre.1. metered street parking available along St Kilda Road and High Street and2. all day paid car parking in nearby complexes, we recommend:
Pullman Melbourne Albert Park, Queens Road (crn Lorne Street)
Wilson Carpark, Queens Lane.
Please check their websites for accurate prices and early bird specials.Unfortunately there is no longer access to parking facilities onsite at VDEI.
No remote access is available for this twilight event