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Module 1: An Introduction to Atypical Language: Contributing Factors - 12/22/2019

This first module introduces participants to a range of characteristics of atypical language among deaf and hearing populations, beginning with an examination of the impact of educational laws, policies, and systems on deaf children and the relationship of language deprivation to the development of atypical language in deaf adults. Next, participants will explore diverse chemical, neurological, and psychiatric diagnoses, and their influence on atypical language use among deaf and hearing individuals, with an emphasis on recognizing differences in the manifestation of atypical language among deaf adults. Finally, the Module introduces “Systems Thinking” and why this is important for interpreters.

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