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We look forward to welcoming you to beautiful Niagara Falls, Ontario from July 9 – 14, 2018.
This conference, “Little Hands, Big Message – Working with Deaf Children and Youth”, promises to be exciting and enlightening, with something for everyone. At some point in your interpreting career, you have or will interpret in a situation where Deaf children and/or youth are involved. This conference will provide you with a framework to work in a variety of settings. Topics will include ASL acquisition, ASL depictions, cognitive development, best practices in medical, mental health, and educational interpreting, as well as exploring the language use of children and teens. For interpreters who are either native or second language users of ASL, being familiar with developmental and linguistic milestones will better equip you to monitor input and output in your environment and to identify next steps for your own learning.