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ASLIAQ 2021 Members Book Club – April: Deafness and Dementia$0.00 (member price: $0.00)
NAATI PD Points 3.10 (10 points) Date 10/04/2021
ASLIAQ 2021 – Working with Deaf Seniors$40.00 (member price: $20.00)
Did you know that Deaf or hard of hearing people, who are over 65, can now receive free interpreters for their social activities as well as for medical appointments?
Deaf Services recently announced that under a new federal government scheme there is now free sign language interpreting available for Australians who are Deaf, deafblind, or hard of hearing and over 65. This interpreting service, through Auslan Connections, is to support participation in social and essential activities.
What can it be used for?
- Banking, finances, superannuation and budget
- Downsizing, selling or moving home
- Online activities and meetings
- Social activities such as weddings, funerals, family reunions,
theatre, seniors activities and clubs or groups
- Talking to your internet and phone provider
Do you want to know more about working with Deaf Seniors in these settings? This PD activity includes a short panel of Deaf Seniors talking about what works (and doesn’t work) for them and how to improve interactions. The panel will be followed by an opportunity to ‘get your hands up’ in role play scenarios.
The Deaf Seniors group will be invited to share stories and to assist with role plays.
This activity will attract 10 NAATI points and is open for any NAATI accredited or credential interpreters, including CDIs.
Date: Saturday 17 April, 2021
Time: 8:45 for a 9:00 start – 12:00
Venue: Coorparoo RSL – Sub Mariners Room
Cost: $20 for members / $40 for non-members
Parking: Ample parking available across the road in the Coles car park
Morning tea will be provided.
Numbers limited to 20
NAATI PD Points 1.4 (10 Points) Date 17/04/2021
ASLIAQ 2021 – “Speak and Ye Shall Find”: How Interpreting Creates Barriers in Ethical Reasoning Skills$40.00 (member price: $20.00)
Part 1 – ASLIA QLD – Presented by Robyn Dean
To aid in decision-making, we all use rules of thumb, or heuristics. In his book, Thinking Fast and Slow, Kahneman (2011) defined heuristics as, “simple procedures that help find adequate, though often imperfect, answers to difficult questions” (p. 98). These mental short cuts often help us as human decision-makers to think on our feet – to decide and act quickly when necessary.
Suppose you are offered a good deal on a car but the offer is time-limited. You may say to yourself, Carpe Diem! Or the Early bird gets the worm! Both of these heuristics are designed to compel you to take action. Or, suppose you say to yourself, “It’s better to be safe than sorry.” Alternatively, this heuristic compels you to not take action. In either case, these pithy statements help us to make and justify decisions.
Interpreter decision-makers are also human decision-makers and as such we have come to create our own set of heuristics. We have even come to develop a series of action-oriented heuristics (e.g., “I’m a member of the team”) and those which appear to express a limiting effect on taking action (“I’m just the interpreter). We say these to ourselves and we say them to each other. Trading heuristics back and forth, those that defend action and those that defend inaction is the most common discourse trap in the interpreting profession. It might have the appearance of an ethical analysis but it is unlikely to advance good ethical judgement.
This presentation addresses the common phrases that we often trade with ourselves and our colleagues and further seeks to problematise their use in the provision of interpreting services. In other words, it is one thing to make such decisions as a consumer, perhaps one that results in over- spending on a car. It is an entirely different thing for these habitually-used heuristics to impact the welfare of others – those who have put their trust in the services offered by professional practitioners.
There will be two ethics presentations by Robyn Dean which build on each other. The first one raises awareness around the interpreting profession’s habits of speech or heuristics. Although the argument is research based, including qualitative data from interpreters, it remains a theoretical argument. The second presentation (which will be hosted soon by ASLIA NSW) expands the theoretical argument and adds an additional layer: data from a standardised instrument that quantitatively measures ethical reasoning. Even though these presentations build on each other, they are stand-alone presentations. It is not necessary to attend the first to understand the second.
Participants will be given an opportunity to take the DIT to receive your personal ethical reasoning score in a confidential manner. Details will be made available upon registration for either session.
This event is being gratefully sponsored by Auslan Connections.
NAATI PD Points 2.21 (10 Points) Date 27/03/2021
ASLIAQ 2021 February General Meeting$0.00 (member price: $0.00)
NAATI PD Points 1.6 (10 Points) Date 09/02/2021
ASLIAQ 2021 Members Book Club – Feb$0.00 (member price: $0.00)
Join ASLIAQ for a members only Zoom Book Club with ASLIA member, Megan Bytheway facilitating discussion:
Beyond Ethics: Rules Versus Values for Sign Language Interpreters
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*Please note: This event is an Auslan ONLY event
NAATI PD Points 2.19 (10 points) Date 13/02/2021
ASLIAQ 2021 P-Platers Session 5$0.00 (member price: $0.00)
NAATI PD Points 1.6 (10 points) Date 08/11/2021
ASLIAQ 2021 P-Platers Session 4$0.00 (member price: $0.00)
NAATI PD Points 1.6 (10 points) Date 06/09/2021
ASLIAQ 2021 P-Platers Session 3$0.00 (member price: $0.00)
NAATI PD Points 1.6 (10 points) Date 12/07/2021