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Carol J. Patrie

8 1/2 x 11 Paperback Teacher's Guide and DVD, 12 month video library access code

176-page Teacher's Guide and One 130-minute DVD

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The Effective Interpreting Series: Cognitive Processing Skills in ASL - Teacher's Set

Cognitive Processing Skills in ASL helps you develop what Dr. Patrie refers to as "the invisible mental processes that are essential to the interpreting process." Each of the skills sets covered in this volume are developed within one language, ASL, giving students language depth and flexibility necessary to build their confidence in ASL comprehension.

Each lesson utilizes video-recorded ASL source materials that are divided into manageable clips, which increase with difficulty as you progress in each level.

These skills included:

  • Comprehension
  • Memory
  • Immediate Repetition
  • Delayed Repetition
  • Fingerspelled Word Recognition
  • Numbers in ASL
  • Pattern Inference

Mastering these skills will enable your students to increase ASL comprehension and decrease errors in interpreting.

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Added features in the teacher's guide make this a comprehensive teaching tool. Teachers are provided with examples of appropriate responses to the questions in the student's workbook (shown in italics).

  • Also in italics are additional teacher's notes providing tips to the instructor for optimal use of the materials.
  • A valuable Five-Step Follow-Up section, following each lesson, reinforces everything the student has learned.

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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.

Seminars on using The Effective Interpreting Series in your classroom or your mentoring sessions are now available! If you are interested in hosting a seminar for your college or university, please send an email to Joe Seifrid at for complete details.

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.