The Effective Interpreting Series: Cognitive Processing Skills in ASL - Study Set


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Carol J. Patrie

8 1/2 X 11 Paperback Workbook and DVD, 12 month video library access code

144-page Workbook and One 130-minute DVD - No Audio.

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The Effective Interpreting Series: Cognitive Processing Skills in ASL - Study Set

Interpret more effectively and energetically. That is the goal of top interpreter educator Carol Patrie, who writes: “Interpreters must be able to quickly make sense out of what they see and hear, decide what the message means and how to transfer that message into another language with split-second accuracy.” The stronger one's ASL skills, the better one interprets. Effective interpreters shift more easily between ASL and English, enjoy translating, consecutive interpreting, and simultaneous interpreting more, and have more satisfied clients.

Cognitive Processing Skills in ASL is full of challenging exercises with video recorded source materials to improve flexibility and agility with ASL, the kind of linguistic quickness that is essential to the interpreting process. Give yourself a comprehensive, powerful learning tool with helpful theoretical Introductions for each topic, Study Questions, and a structured Five-Step Follow-up.

Topics include:

  • Comprehension of Source Material
  • Memory
  • Acuity and Discrimination
  • Immediate Repetition
  • Delayed Repetition
  • Number Repetition
  • Word Level Pattern Inference
  • Phrase Level Pattern Inference
  • Multitasking

Use these innovative step-by-step self-study materials to improve your cognitive skills and become a more effective, confident interpreter. Cognitive Processing Skills in ASL shows you how to fine-tune your ASL skills to make the “invisible work” of interpreting easier to manage.

The Effective Interpreting Series is a multi-installment series offering five sets of source materials in English to use with any other language in a language pair, and five sets of source materials in American Sign Language (ASL). The series takes the complex skill of simultaneous interpreting and breaks it down into manageable components, allowing interpreters to increase the individual skills that lead to effective simultaneous interpreting.

About the author:

Carol J. Patrie, Ph.D., was instrumental in designing and implementing the Master of Arts in Interpretation at Gallaudet University. An author of many National and International publications and a sought-after speaker and trainer, Patrie is one of the foremost professionals in the field of Interpretation and Education.