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November 28, 2005

Signs of Development Nov 2005 Newsletter

From: Signs of Development - Nov 28, 2005

Need last-minute CEUs to complete your cycle? Don’t forget ~ Signs of Development can process your CEUs up to December 31st 11:59 p.m.!!! Go to our website or email us today to find out how!


Our latest workshop:
Prognosis Excellent: Medical Interpreting at Your Best!
.6 CEUs (6 hours)

As an interpreter, you are well trained and prepared for the task. Your duties are clear in a generic sense. However, as you step into other professionals' arenas and the duties are compounded by the context of each setting, it is helpful to know the expectations for our work of and by these professionals. This understanding will enable us to be more effective and for our work to seamlessly coexist within the context of the setting to the greatest extent possible. This workshop will explore the duties of an interpreter in medical settings from the perspective of a medical professional who is also an interpreter. This WWWorkshop will benefit interpreters in various settings including CDIs, community interpreters, educational interpreters who find themselves needing to interpret in health situations or classes focusing on medical issues. Some of the information essential to interpreting in medical settings this workshop will address includes:

· Anatomy of an Assignment
· Introduction To Basic Medical Terminology
· Common Laboratory & Radiographic Examinations
· Navigating a Perioperative Assignment


Best of luck to all of those who participated in the recent PACE Mentoring written test study groups: those taking the generalist test and those sitting for the SC:L in December!


Join us and participate in study groups to prepare for a written or performance test—state assessments, EIPA, or NIC/RID. Signs of Development has a proven record of success with its comprehensive approach to preparing for these tests.

Study groups forming NOW to start January ‘06:
· Written Test Study Groups
· Generalist tests (NIC & CDI)
· SC:L Written
· Performance Study Groups including:
· Readiness Assessments
· Skill Gap Identification
· Skill Activity Development

Signs’ Written Test study group curriculum qualifies for 2.0 CEUs for the eight week course. EXCITING NEWS: Candidates for CDI can utilize the credits earned to qualify for the credits needed to take the CDI (ethical and Deaf interpreting credits.)

Individual preparation and mentoring is also available!


Looking for a fun way to earn your CEUs in 2006?
June 30 - July 7, 2006 ~ 7 nights of fun in Alaska!
Royal Caribbean International's VISION OF THE SEAS

The Workshop Package Includes:
Workshops by Peter Cook, Byron Bridges, Crom Saunders, & Lynne Wiesman.
Performances by Peter Cook, Keith Wann and Crom Saunders!
Other ways to earn CEUs: lecture series and excursions offered by the cruise line for independent study credits or fire up your laptop on the deck and learn & earn independently with CD WWWorkshops while our ship glides past glaciers.

Go to to register and cruise with us!!!


CLSLI is honored to announce that the second Iron Sharpens Iron-2006 Conference will be held May 8-12, 2006 at the Marriott Marquis in Atlanta, Georgia. Presenters include Carla Mathers, Anna Witter Merithew, Sharon Neumann Solow, Lynne Wiesman, Holly Mikkelson, and Isabel Framer…and more! Come and be a part of this exciting gathering! For information and registration, check out our web site at!

Mission Statement: The mission of CLSLI is to present legal sign language interpreters an opportunity to enhance skills and augment knowledge in the specialized field of legal and judicial interpreting by providing quality training and education in a focused environment that is conducive to discussion, learning, and mutual mentoring.

Philosophy Statement: The philosophy of CLSLI is based on the principle of “iron sharpens iron”, i.e., promoting excellence and distinction in the provision of sign language interpreting services in legal and judicial settings through high caliber seminars and collegial interchange.

Please note our new address:
PO Box 4850
Lago Vista, TX 78645
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(866) ASL Sign & (928) 395-1878 fax

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