ASL Interpreter Workshop | Body Language & ASL presented by Dr. Byron Bridges | Dallas TX | .6 RID and BEI CEUs

Body Language & ASL presented by Dr. Byron Bridges

This workshop will focus on how to read and detect body language signals from people using ASL.  Through lecture and small group discussions, we will analyze the different perspectives of body language to include proximity, kinesics, and nonverbal gestures.  Guaranteed to be an eye opener for even the most experienced interpreter.

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Presenter Information:

Born deaf to deaf parents and growing up with a deaf sister, Dr. Byron W. Bridges has used ASL as the primary language throughout his whole life.  He attended deaf schools and public schools.  Dr. Bridges earned his Bachelors of Arts degree in Deaf Studies at California State University of Northridge, Masters of Arts (MA) degree in Linguistics from Gallaudet University, and a doctoral degree (Ed.D) in Deaf Studies and Deaf Education at Lamar University.

Dr. Bridges co-authored the book, Deaf Tend Yours.  He has written video scripts and produced numerous deaf-related videotapes/DVDs.  He is a nationally-known teacher and lecturer in ASL and sign language interpretation.  Dr. Bridges has been in the field of ASL linguistics, interpreting and post secondary teaching of ASL as a second language for 30 years.  He is a certified deaf interpreter (CDI), earning the certification through the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf.

Hotel Rooms are available for those coming from out of town at a rate of $59 per/night.  Coffee will be provided and the hotel has a restaurant with reasonable pricing for lunch.

Workshop Cost: $60.00

Date: February 9, 2013

Location:

Best Western Dallas: Salon E

8051 Lyndon B Johnson

(I-35 & Coit)

Dallas, TX 75251

For full information and to register “Click Here”

Pacers Peer Advocacy Unique Bullying Prevention Model for Students with Disabilities

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“A Unique Bullying Prevention Model for Students with Disabilities”

Most students don’t like to see bullying, but they may not know what to do when it happens. Peer advocacy—speaking out on the behalf of others — is a unique approach that empowers students to protect those targeted by bullying. It works for two reasons: Students are more likely than adults to see what is happening with their peers, and peer influence is powerful. A student telling someone to stop bullying has much more impact than an adult giving that same advice.

In exploring a peer advocacy model in your school, consider who the adult leader should be, which students could benefit from peer intervention, and which students could be catalysts for change. The peer advocates should be educated on:
• the dynamics of bullying behavior
• the characteristics, traits, and circumstances of the students for whom they are advocating
• the options of how to intervene

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Intervention strategies can be tailored for each situation. Some advocates will feel comfortable with direct interventions, such as telling the person bullying to stop. Others may want to approach indirectly, such as supporting the person after an incident or reporting it to the adult leader.

Video May Be Viewed Here: http://bit.ly/Uw4U2C

Learn more about peer advocacy on PACERTeensAgainstBullying.org/#/act/peer-advocacy 

For more information on how to create a peer advocacy group in your school, please contact Julie Hertzog at Julie.Hertzog@PACER.org

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