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ONLINE Interpreting Anatomy: Human Digestive System – Saturday, June 30, 2018

ONLINE Interpreting Anatomy: Human Digestive System

This training will review basic body systems and anatomy, focusing specifically on the Human Digestive System, its common ailments, and potential treatments. Knowing these details will help Interpreters better appraise potential assignments offered that may be ENT, Gastro-Intestinal, Mental Health, and/or ER related, better knowing for which they are an appropriate match. Some pharmacology and prescription drugs will also be presented. Walking through a variety of common patient complaints from start (Hospital/Dr. Appointment) to finish (Treatment & follow-up) will embed schema that is Deaf-centric and Linguistically appropriate, empowering Deaf patients in the long-run. Interpreters will be able to apply their increased knowledge regarding Digestive System Anatomy, Diagnosis, and Prognosis, to multiple scenarios, while also recognizing that increasing the level of the Interpreter’s qualifications prior to accepting such assignments will support allyship and improve Deaf patients’ self-determination.

 Objectives:

  •  Participants will learn and list the main Digestive System Organs and their functions.
  • Participants will evaluate and differentiate common ailment symptoms from rare symptoms, for medical scenarios, in 3 out of 4 scenarios.
  • Participants will compare and contrast interpreting/transliterating approaches when working with linguistically diverse Deaf patients, and generate two versions of their interpretations: ASL and CASE/Transliterated.

SLS COVID-19 Response:

We here at SLS highly value communication access. The COVID-19 pandemic has greatly affected all of our lives. We are responding to these changes by maximizing safety while still prioritizing effective communication. We are happy to announce that SLS has adopted Virtual Video Interpreting (VVI) services. VVI services are available anywhere there is internet access, and in any setting where an interpreter is needed, such as school, court, hospital, doctor’s office, etc.


To all in our communities, we wish you to stay at home whenever possible, stay healthy, and stay safe! While we are still offering in-person interpreters as a last resort at this time, we want to partner with you in adhering to social distancing, and other suggested safe work practices. In this way we can all limit the risk to ourselves, to those in our households, and to those we work with. It is our sincere hope that we can successfully navigate this crisis together.


Let us provide you with interpreters for your SAFE appointments! Please click the tab and request further information on our VVI services.