What Makes AIS Educational Interpreters Exceptional? We are professionals that:
Meet and often exceed the certification requirements to provide communication facilitation through interpreting or transliterating while supporting the continued language development and academic growth in the educational setting
Assess the unique communication needs of each student and provide direct interpreting services in the target sign language modality established by the student and family
Continue to increase our proficiency in ASL, vocabulary, and the supplementary tools that support comprehension (ie. Visual phonics)
Receive the support of Service Coordinators who have extensive experience in the Deaf/hard of hearing field and mentor interpreters that are striving to reach higher level certifications
Assist in establishing and maintaining an instructional setting that is optimal for accessing communication
What are our roles in your school?
Provide interpreting, translation, and transliteration services in American Sign Language (ASL) and other visual and tactual communication forms used by individuals who are Deaf, hard of hearing, and Deaf-Blind.
To encourage the development of sign language communication for all individuals in the educational environment to increase the incidences of independent communication with peers and staff
To be a resource for information on Deaf culture and events supported by the Deaf community that may enrich the social and emotional development of students
Maintain effective communication with all key members of the educational team in order to provide optimal support for the student.