1981 CIT Conference Proceedings – Download PDF

Conference of Interpreter Trainers

2nd National Convention

March 12-15, 1981
National Technical Institute for the Deaf ~ Rochester, NY

The Conference Proceedings includes workshop abstracts for the following presentations.
Those denoted by a * also have either handouts or  written paper to accompany the workshop description.
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Table of Contents

  • Keynote:

    • Interpreters as Educators:  The Art and Science – James DeCaro*
  • Workshop Abstracts:

    • Historical Overview of Interpreter Training & How to Administratively Deal with an Open-Door Community College – Jacqueline Vidrine
    • “It’s a Deaf, Deaf World” – Barbara Ray Holcomb & Mary Lou Basile
    • How to be an effective trainer” – Anna Witter-Merithew*
    • Research and Curriculum Development Leading to Innovative Teaching Technique:  A Door to the ’80’s – Jan Kanda
    • MEDIAGRAPHY or “Seeking Software”  – Jo Bausch and Charlie Johnstone
    • A technique for building confidence in voice interpreting among beginning students – Laurie Swabey & Andrew Keith*
    • Teaching P.O.C. (Point of Concentration) – Betti Bonni
    • Assessment and use of vision by hearing-impaired people:  implications for interpreters – Donald Johnson & Frank Caccamise*
    • Training Interpreters to work between ASL and English – Betty Colonomos
    • Innovative Approach to Teaching Voice Interpreting – Deborah Cassell
    • The Art of Critique – Jeanne Wells*
    • Using Written ASL in the Classroom – Linda Lee Massoud*
    • Instructional Organization for Teaching Specific Skills – Marlene Schecter-Conners*
    • Deaf Trainers in Interpreter Training – Jan McCready – Johnson*
    • Coping with Stress – Rebecca Carlson*

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