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  • Event date: 3/27/2020 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM Export event

    This class will be practical in nature so that healthcare professionals will be able to use what they have learned to communicate better on intake and during treatment with hard of hearing or deaf patients. The course will include learning phrases and words that would be used in a healthcare setting.  This should ensure an overall improved patient care experience.

    Upon completion, students in this class should be able to:

    • Communicate basic questions and understand simple answers from the Deaf/Hard of Hearing patient
    • Study and use the American Sign Language (ASL) alphabet
    • Recognize the differences between English & American Sign Language
    • Identify differences between hearing and deaf culture
    • “Say” words in ASL that are relevant to healthcare practice
    Instructor Kristin Steinmetz, Certified American Sign Language Interpreter & Instructor
    About the InstructorKristin Steinmetz is a Certified American Sign Language Interpreter who has worked throughout the communities of New York and New Jersey since 2005. She has worked in various freelance settings including medical, platform, business and educational. Kristin has held her National RID Certification (NIC) since 2009 and is also listed as a qualified interpreter through the NJ Division of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. In addition, she is a photographer and the mother of 2 girls.
    Subject Breakdown1. Introduction to the Deaf/Hard of Hearing Patient a. the benefits of learning sign language and increased quality of care that arises b. introduction to Deaf Culture c. communication skills and working with an interpreter d. obtaining a more accurate medical history 2. Learning American Sign Language a. Fingerspelling b. Grammar c. Practice!!! Role Play & Dialogue
    Total Credits6.00
    FormatIn person - Live
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