6th June 2019
I guess I'm the first person up here. I've been interpreting in k-12 for about a decade now. And while I'm going to present a conundrum, I'm not looking for a right/wrong answer. I'm looking for more tools. The situation I'm going to present can be handled correctly in many ways--a lot depends on the exact situation in the class and the age of the students--but this is something that comes up a lot. Situation: your Deaf student is asked to read the directions for an assignment aloud. S/he signs the directions while you voice. But you notice s/he fingerspells quite a few of the words. You ask her/him, "Do you know that word that you just fingerspelled?" They respond no. I have some tools to use in this situation. I'm just curious what other people do as well. Thoughts!