Interpreters

A Paradigm Shift in Educational Interpreting: Acknowledging the Power and Responsibilities of Related Service Providers (RSPs)
This article discusses how educational interpreters must possess the skills and knowledge to serve as fully contributing educational team members. They must be knowledgeable regarding each student’s overarching needs and address them comprehensively within the provision of their own interpreting services.
Author: Kristen Guynes
Publication Date: October 2019
Publisher: National Association of Interpreters in Education

An Overview of K-12 Educational Interpreting
Qualified educational interpreters/transliterators are a critical part of the educational day for children who are deaf or hard of hearing. This paper addresses the legal requirements, roles and duties of the educational interpreter, including qualifications, and guidelines for districts when hiring an educational interpreter
Publication Date: June 2014
Publisher: Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf

Classroom Interpreters
Interpreting is about being able to support the educational goals and outcomes as defined by the student’s Individual Education Plan. This section describes issues related to interpreting for children, with a focus on social interaction and learning. It describes the role of the classroom interpreter, the skills needed to be an effective interpreter, resources helpful to interpreters, learning issues of students who are deaf or hard of hearing, and training opportunities.
Publisher: Boys Town National Research Hospital

Classroom Interpreters - Professional Conduct Guidelines
The educational interpreter is a member of an educational team that has a federal obligation to educate a student with special needs. As a related service provider, the educational interpreter has legal responsibilities to support a child’s education, providing the student access to the general curriculum.
Publisher: Boys Town National Research Hospital

Content Development of the Educational Interpreter Roles and Responsibilities Guiding Checklist
The purpose of this qualitative study was to extend development of the Educational Interpreter Roles and Responsibilities (EIRR) Guiding Checklist, which was designed to assist the Individualized Education Program (IEP) team in determining and documenting individualized roles and responsibilities of the educational interpreter, as appropriate to the needs of the student receiving such services and the qualifications of the interpreter as a related service provider.
Authors: Kristen Guynes, Nora Griffin-Shirley, and Donna Brown
Publication Date: February 2020
Publisher: Journal of Interpretation

Sign Language Interpreters in the Classroom
This tip sheet conveys the role of the interpreter in the classroom. The interpreter is to faithfully convey the spirit and content of the communication occurring in the classroom. Interpreters are not teacher’s aides nor assistants. Unless specifically arranged, interpreters do not serve as tutors and are not responsible for the student’s attendance and classroom effort.
Publication Date: 2018
Publisher: National Deaf Center on Postsecondary Outcomes