Below are resources for providers and staff working with Interpreters and Translators in the Illinois Early Intervention system. If you are an Interpreter or Translator, you may also like our Resources for Interpreters/Translators.
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This training provides an overview of what it means to work with interpreters and translators in the Illinois Early Intervention System. Participants will learn about the role of interpreters and translators as well as tips and strategies for working with interpreters, such as the importance of proper positioning. This training includes a great deal of information that could be beneficial to anyone working as an early interventionist who seeks a better understanding of the role of the interpreter and translator in the IL EI System. Interpreters/Translators may also choose to view this course to expand their knowledge about the working relationship they have with early interventionist.
In this video, you will learn some basic tips that will allow you to communicate effectively and easily through an interpreter with a person who doesn't speak your language.
This site allows you to search for Interpreters in your area who are passed the enrollment and credentialing process for Illinois Early Intervention. Select "Languages" from the top drop-down menu and then enter your city and language you need services for.
Good interpreters are invaluable resources for early interventionists since many of the providers do not share the client's language and cultural background. Developing and maintaining positive relationships wit individuals who can help bridge the gap between families and interventionists is critically important for effective communication. This site includes tips for helping develop those relationships.
This blog post from the Early Intervention Strategies for Success Blog discusses the challenges and tips for successful collaborations with Interpreters and Translators. The post includes a 5-minute video about successfully collaborating with interpreters and translators.
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EITP Resource Modules from "Working with Interpreters/Translators in Illinois"
Part 1: Working with Interpreters & Translators: 6 min. 46 sec. This course will focus on strategies to consider when working with an interpreter and/or translator as you prepare for an IFSP meeting.
Part 2: Role of Interpreters & Translators: 10 min. 44 sec. This course will review the role of an interpreter and translator in early intervention.
Part 3: Strategies for working with interpreters: 14 min. 37 sec. This course will review some tips and strategies for working with interpreters in the early intervention system.
EITP Resource Modules for "Working with Interpreters/Translators" for a national audience
Part 1: Working with Interpreters & Translators: 4 min. 39 sec. This course will review the role of an interpreter and translator in early intervention.
Part 2: Role of Interpreters & Translators: 10 min. 36 sec. This course will review some tips and strategies for working with interpreters in the early intervention system.
Part 3: Strategies for Working with Interpreters: 14 min. 27 sec. This course will review some tips and strategies for working with interpreters in the early intervention system.