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As educational interpreters, we influence the manner in which children who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing (DHH) use American Sign Language (ASL).  Join this class to learn the areas of ASL that are skewed or missing from some DHH adults that were mainstreamed, and what you can do to minimize this.  This class will have you analyze your use of ASL and look at the new standards of ASL for K-12 students.  

About the Presenter

Dawn Koplitz’s passion for the Deaf community began with her Deaf parents and intensified when she became the mother of three children who are Deaf/Hard of Hearing. Dawn holds RID Certifications of NIC, CT, AND Ed. K-12. She began interpreting in Wisconsin public schools in 1992 and has simultaneously held a DSPS license since its inception. She was one of the original evaluators of the Educational Interpreter Proficiency Assessment (EIPA), a mentor with the Educational Interpreter Mentor Project (EIMP), and served one term as a member of the State Superintendent’s Advisory Council on Deaf/Hard of Hearing Programs. Along with mentoring interpreters, Dawn also supports families of children identified with a hearing loss through the Wisconsin Parent Guide Program. 



CEUs & Credits

Earn 1.5 RID CEU and/or 1 College Credit 

Cancellation Policy

If for any reason you are unable to attend your scheduled course, please contact us prior to the start date of the course. This will ensure that we can provide a full refund of your course fees. If there are extenuating circumstances that prevented you from attending a course, please contact our office as soon as possible. If we do not receive any correspondence from you, you will be responsible for full payment of course fees.

Rachel Alwin

Rachel Alwin

Learning Coordinator

Rachel provides coordination for the Continuing Education team for conference, workshop, and seminar offerings.