Classroom Interpreting

Classroom Interpreters - Interpreters and Children - Fostering Social Interaction

Humans are social beings and social development is essential for a child’s well-being. Being in a general education classroom with an interpreter can have profound effects on a student’s social development.

It is important that the educational team consider whether the educational placement provides opportunities for social interaction and the development of friendships. This section includes some aspects of education where interpreting and social development interact.