Rayni Plaster headshotCEUs: 0.275 (Professional Studies)

Northeastern University’s American Sign Language Program was awarded a U.S. Department of Education Rehabilitation Services Administration grant to establish the Center for Atypical Language Interpreting (CALI). The five-year project, now in its third year, is addressing the growing demand for interpreters with specialized skills to serve Deaf and DeafBlind persons with atypical language.

This presentation will begin with an overview of the project including a description of the work of the Language Analysis Team and the rubric created by the team, the Program of Study, Induction Program, and Communities of Practice. The focus will then shift to describing and displaying the many learning opportunities and resources currently offered by CALI as well as a preview of what’s to come. Participants will be shown demonstrations of newly created online resources available to all stakeholders including an annotated bibliography, in-depth online learning modules, a scenario-based Decision Tree (a conceptual tool that enables interpreter practitioners to make practice decisions based on conscientious, explicit, and judicious use of available knowledge), and a Community of Practice.

Please join us to learn how you can benefit from these newly developed resources.


July 10 – 09:00 am
9:00 am — 11:45 am

Rayni Plaster