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Imagine that you have been asked to come into an elementary school as an ASL interpreter for a second- grade student. The classroom teacher (and even the administration) are not too familiar with ASL and the needs of Deaf students so you need to educate them regarding what kind of environment and setup will be needed for you to successfully interpret. Explain what you would say to this teacher if they asked you how they could best prepare their classroom for you and the student? How can they make sure their student will be able to see your signs as clearly as possible? What do they need to make sure the classroom environment has or does not have in place to maximize their student’s success with you as interpreter? 1.) If I was asked what would be the best setup for and ASL student would be, a desk for both me and the student. The best Desk arrangement would be a U shape and me and the student in the curve of the U. A projector also is a very helpful so that ASL students can visually see and learn
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Unformatted text preview: our subject. A computer is also helpful in looking up hand signs. The ASL interpreter should also be given a lesson plan so they can plan out their teachings ways. Helen Keller is an example of a well-known member of the Deaf community, though she was also blind. As a child, Helen developed her own version of home signing that allowed her to communicate a little bit with her family, but eventually her parents hired a teacher (Annie Sullivan) to teach her sign language. Conduct 5-10 minutes of research about how Sullivan was able to successfully teach Keller to sign. What obstacles do you think they faced as Keller was learning to sign without the benefit of being able to see what Sullivan was teaching her? How did Sullivan overcome those challenges and succeed in teaching Keller to sign despite her inability to see....
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