Deaf Action Center

Interpreting Anatomy: Human Digestive System

Saturday, June 30, 2018
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM


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Registration open through 6/29/2018 10:59 PM Central Time (US & Canada)

Description

This training will review basic body systems and anatomy, focusing specifically on the Human Digestive System, its common ailments, and potential treatments. Knowing these details will help Interpreters better appraise potential assignments offered that may be ENT, Gastro-Intestinal, Mental Health, and/or ER related, better knowing for which they are an appropriate match. Some pharmacology and prescription drugs will also be presented. Walking through a variety of common patient complaints from start (Hospital/Dr. Appointment) to finish (Treatment & follow-up) will embed schema that is Deaf-centric and Linguistically appropriate, empowering Deaf patients in the long-run. Interpreters will be able to apply their increased knowledge regarding Digestive System Anatomy, Diagnosis, and Prognosis, to multiple scenarios, while also recognizing that increasing the level of the Interpreter's qualifications prior to accepting such assignments will support allyship and improve Deaf patients' self-determination.

 

Objectives:

 

  • Participants will learn and list the main Digestive System Organs and their functions.
  • Participants will evaluate and differentiate common ailment symptoms from rare symptoms, for medical scenarios, in 3 out of 4 scenarios.
  • Participants will compare and contrast interpreting/transliterating approaches when working with linguistically diverse Deaf patients, and generate two versions of their interpretations: ASL and CASE/Transliterated.

 

Presented in ASL.

 


Presenter

Bob LoParo—RID CI, CT, holds a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Xavier University. He has trained and interpreted extensively with DeafBlind individuals, Alcohol/Drug Addiction Services, Theatrical/Performance (Juilliard School/Theatre Access Program/Theater Development Fund), cruise vacations, post-secondary settings, and conferences (state, regional, national, and international).

 

He has been involved with multiple RID Member Sections since he joined RID in 1999, including ITOC (Region V Representative, 2011), BLeGIT (Region V Co-Representative, 2009), DeafBlind (Vice-Chair, 2015), IEIS, VIMS, and Deaf Caucus. Mr. LoParo is also the Co-Chair of the Membership Committee for SCRID, Southern CA RID Affiliate Chapter (2013). Intersectionality, Power/Privilege/Oppression, and minority studies has always been of interest to him, considering his non-traditional background (Irish mother and Italian father–thus the name!) and lack of cultural Asian upbringing, necessitating his personal journey in discovering his roots, values, and identity. He has had multiple requests across the country for future engagements to present this and other Professional Development topics.

 

Mr. LoParo has taught at the university level since 2000 and has been an adjunct instructor in the ASL/ITP Department at El Camino since 2008 and the Faculty Adviser for the student-run ASL/ITP Club, Hands Of Friendship, since 2011. He enjoys teaching, mentoring, and presenting—assisting all ITP students and practitioners in reaching for ever-higher goals and abilities, while also mutually gaining wisdom and skills from those he works with on a daily basis. Power, Privilege, and Oppression are realistic experiences his students report regularly, so he emphasizes such topics & discussions during class. He is also a crazy-cat owner (4!), and a zombie, sci-fi, and science/technology-phile.


Cost
Registration is $55.00

Continuing Education

Professional Studies: Units - 0.3

 

The Betty & Leonard Phillips Deaf Action Center is an Approved RID CMP Sponsor for continuing education activities. The Professional Studies program is offered at the 'Some' Content Knowledge Level.

 


Location

Online


Target Audience

Working sign language interpreters


Refund Policy

We will have recorded version of every webcast available. If for some reason you cannot attend the webcast at the scheduled time, you may watch the recorded version later. Because of this, we cannot offer refunds. If a webcast is cancelled, you will be given credit to view another webcast, either live or archived.


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Deaf Action Center

601 Jordan St.

Shreveport, LA 71101

318-425-7781

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