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Using Interpreters and Translators To Meet the Needs of Handicapped Language Minority Students and Their Families. Program Information Guide Series No. 4.

Fradd, Sandra H.; Wilen, Diane K.

Abstract: The need is discussed for the services of trained interpreters and translators in the school setting for oral and written communications between limited-English- speaking (LEP) students with special needs and English-speaking personnel. The purpose of this guide is: (1) to highlight the type of background and experience required of interpreters and translators working with LEP special needs students and their families; and (2) to emphasize the importance of training translators and interpreters as well as those who use their services. Specific attention is focused on the following: the need for interpreters and translators; development of appropriate recruitment guidelines; development of professional skills; using interpreters and translators in educational settings; and using translators in test preparation and the assessment process. (21 references) (JL)

Title: Using Interpreters and Translators To Meet the Needs of Handicapped Language Minority Students and Their Families. Program Information Guide Series No. 4.
Author: Fradd, Sandra H.; Wilen, Diane K.
Note: 28p.
Publication Year: 1990
Document Type: Review Literature (070)
Target Audience: Teachers and Practitioners
ERIC Identifier: ED332540
Clearinghouse Identifier: FL019186
This document is available from the ERIC Document Reproduction Service.

Descriptors: * Communication [Thought Transfer]; * Disabilities; Educational Environment; Elementary Secondary Education; * Interpreters; Limited English Speaking; Recruitment; * Special Needs Students; Staff Development; Student Evaluation; Test Construction; Work Experience


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