ERIC Number: ED232394
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Notetakers, Tutors, & Educational Interpreters in Public Schools: A Project T.E.A.M. Training Manual.
Josiassen, Jan L.
The curriculum is intended to train classroom aides or other volunteers to be notetakers and tutors, and provide information for interpreters for mainstreamed hearing impaired (HI) students in elementary and secondary schools. Chapter I discusses obstacles of hearing impairments in student acquisition of speech, reading and writing skills, and frustrations of regular teachers, which led to initiation of the initial project to train two aide trainees to be notetakers, tutors, educational sign language and oral interpreters, and teacher liaisons. Also discussed are such topics as administrative considerations, the necessity for training, selection of trainees, ways to recruit volunteers, and supervision of support service providers. Chapter II on notetaking provides step-by-step guides for four 2-hour workshop training sessions consisting of an introduction to lecture notetaking (e.g. chemical bonding), mechanics and techniques, shaping techniques, and supervision and student study skills. Chapter III consists of nine training sessions on such topics as the role of a tutor, techniques for developing rapport with the student, suggestions for increase in tutor sign language proficiency, and methods for diagnosing students' learning needs. Chapter IV introduces educational interpretation with a list of interpreter training programs in 10 northeasterm states, then discusses such aspects as the role of an educational interpreter, choosing a sign language system and assessing and improving interpreting skills. Appended are a bibliography with 31 references on sign language, 5 references on interpreting, and 22 general references; and an article by L. Reed on "How to Use an Educational Interpreter." (MC)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Montgomery County Intermediate Unit 23, Blue Bell, PA.