Classroom Interpreting

Classroom Interpreters - Professional Organizations and Resources

Educational interpreting is a fairly new profession, and there is no national organization specifically for interpreters who work in the K-12 setting. However, recently the national organization of interpreters, the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf has joined with the EIPA in order to ensure that educational interpreters are represented.

The RID and EIPA have finalized an agreement where individuals who meet a certain level on the EIPA performance test, and other criteria, will be considered as fully certified by RID. See the RID website for details. (link to rid.org)

Books and articles

Seal, Brenda C. Best Practices in Educational Interpreting. Published in 2003 by Pearson Education.

Marschark, Marc Raising and Educating a Deaf Child. 1998 Oxford University Press.

Sign Language Interpreting and Interpreter Education, Directions for Research and Practice
Edited by Marc Marschark, Rico Peterson and Elizabeth A. Winston. Oxford University Press. 2005

Educating Deaf Students, From Research to Practice, Marc Marschark, Harry G. Lang and John A. Albertini. 2001 Oxford University Press