Collaborating with an Interpreter During Bilingual Assessments

Presenters: Shannon Wang, MA, CCC-SLP, Senior Research Director and Patricia Ybarra, MS, CCC-SLP, Research Director

Despite the great need for proper assessments of multilingual individuals, the truth is that there are simply not enough properly trained multilingual examiners. When a multilingual examiner is unavailable, some examiners seek out the help of multilingual interpreters. However, asking a multilingual staff member down the hall is not enough. This presentation will address how to collaborate with an interpreter in order to make sure that your assessment results are accurate. We will cover both language and cultural factors important to proper assessment.

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