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Deaf Self-Advocacy Training: A Resource for Rehabilitation Counselors & Counselors-in-Training

Monday, September 26, 2011

Lillian Garcia Peterkin

NIEC Communication & Outreach Coordinator


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U. S. Department of EducationRehabilitation Services AdministrationTraining Interpreters for Individuals Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing and Individuals Who Are Deaf-Blind


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2010 – 2015


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Goals

  • Enhance Interpreting Education Program Outcomes

  • Enhance Interpreters’ Skills and Knowledge

  • Improve Consumer Utilization of Interpreters

  • Make Available Resources, Outreach, Information, and Technical Assistance (Web, CEUs, Certification Testing)

  • Optimize Available Expert, Fiscal, & Leadership Assets Through Coordination and Collaboration


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Collaborative Activities

  • Interpreting in Vocational Rehabilitation Settings

  • Deaf Self-Advocacy Training Initiative

  • Trilingual Interpreting Initiative

  • Deaf Interpreter Initiative


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2010 – 2015Deaf Self-Advocacy Training Workgroup

Lillian Garcia Peterkin

NIEC

Pauline Annarino, WRIEC

Beverly Hollrah

GURIEC

Alberto Sifuentes

NURIEC

Richard Laurion

CATIE

Anna Witter-Merithew

MARIE


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Qualified InterpreterYour definition???


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ADA defines….Title III regulation

“An Interpreter who is able to interpret effectively, accurately, and impartially both receptively and expressively, using any necessary specialized vocabulary”


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Deaf Self-Advocacy Training

In the summer of 2006, the NCIEC Deaf Advocacy Training (DAT) Work Team began an initiative to enhance the Deaf Community’s experience, effectiveness and utilization of interpreting services.


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DSAT History


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2005 – 2015DSAT Workteam members

Alberto Sifuentes, NURIEC

Rubin Latz, LPN/VR

Lillian M. Garcia, NIEC

Rosa Ramirez, CATIE

Pauline Annarino, WRIEC

Richard Laurion, CATIE


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“Of, By, and for Deaf People”

DAT Team’s Philosophy

  • Whose charter of bylaws describe itself as ”…of, by and for the Deaf, Hard of Hearing and/or Deaf-Blind entity”

  • Whose chief administrator or program chair is Deaf or Hard of Hearing

  • Whose board of directors is 51% Deaf or Hard of Hearing

  • Whose staff is 51% Deaf or Hard of Hearing.

  • Whose master trainers is 99% Deaf or Hard of Hearing.

  • Both CSD and T.S. Writing Services are led by

  • chief administrators who are Deaf.


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The Process


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Phase 1Subcontract with CSD and WOU to conduct study of current and best practices in the area ofDeaf Advocacy Training

What they did….

  • Literature Review

  • Focus Groups with 35 deaf consumers

  • Survey of 2,050 deaf consumers

  • Survey of 180 RCDs

  • Interview with 12 deaf leaders


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Click and download www.interpretereducation.org/dsat/dsat-curriculum/

Publication of Phase 1 Findings


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Certified VS Licensed InterpreterWhat is the difference?


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  • Certification: Passing tests to show specific skills

  • Licensure: Meeting state requirements, such as certification, attending classes or other training


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Phase 2Subcontracted with T.S. Writing Services to develop curricula

Print and Media Materials

  • Training the Trainers curriculum

  • Self-Advocacy training curriculum


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Curriculum

CD/DVD Set available at no cost

Trainer & Student Version


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Quick Glance of Modules

  • Module 1: Advocacy: An Overview

  • Module 2: Self-Advocacy

  • Module 3: Self-Esteem & Self-Determination

  • Module 4: Working with Interpreters

  • Module 5: Ethics of Working with Interpreters

  • Module 6: Preparing for Self-Advocacy

  • Module 7: Utilizing Resources Around You

  • Module 8: Applying What You Have Learned


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Phase 3

  • Implementation – Late Winter 2010

    • Master Training in Denver, CO and Washington, DC

  • Evaluation

    • Pre/Post Test for Participant

    • Trainer Evaluation


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Denver Master Trainers


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DC Master Trainers


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What we did

  • Conducted 45 trainings (38 plus 7 self-reported)

  • To an estimated 600 individuals (670 DVDs sent plus some self-reporting)

  • Obtained information on 267 individuals (those who completed both pre/post tests and able to make a match)


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Who Trained


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Where Trainings Occurred


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Our Participants


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Our Participants


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Type of Participants

  • Professionals

  • Transition students

  • Grass-roots deaf

  • VR clients

  • Immigrants

  • RCDs


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Few examples of questions on Pre/Post Test


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Question 1


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Question 6


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Outcomes


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NCIEC Plans for 2011 - 21015

  • Develop new modules

  • Create a Second Edition Deaf Self-Advocacy Training Curriculum

  • Continue to conduct consumer trainings through the NCIEC Regional Centers

  • Design and disseminate train-the-trainer curriculum

  • Conduct train-the-trainer workshops

  • Expand the NCIEC DSAT website

  • Add Master Trainer Directory at DSAT page


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Our Current DSAT Master Trainers


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Comments from the Trainers

  • PAH! This material is great.

  • The materials can be modified to fit the participants.

  • Well structured and organized!

  • A great tool!

  • Once participants know how to self-advocate, reduce burdens on RCDs and Deaf/HOH Service Providers!


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Deaf Self-Advocacy Training Package

CD Documents

  • PowerPoint

  • Trainer version book

  • Student version book

    DVD Movie


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Video 3.1 A Bad Day at workVideo 3.2 Making A Request


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Question/Answer


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http://www.interpretereducation.org/dsat/dsat-curriculum/

For more information about DSAT curriculum,

go to the NCIEC DSAT page at


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