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  • Product not yet rated Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes Multiple Live Events. The next is on 05/13/2024 at 11:00 AM (EDT)

    This activity has been approved for 0.4 RID PS CEUs at the little/none content knowledge level. How can we gently alleviate chronic or acute pain? Can we prevent repetitive motion injuries? What about posture? Many interpreters are seated for prolonged periods of time - whether during travel, at their workstations, or within certain job environments. This webinar offers an exciting exploration of somatic movements tailored to be performed independently, whether seated or standing. Through these practices, interpreters can proactively enhance their well-being, ensuring longevity and effectiveness in their profession.

    This activity has been approved for 0.4 RID PS CEUs at the little/none content knowledge level.

    How can we gently alleviate chronic or acute pain? Can we prevent repetitive motion injuries? What about posture? Many interpreters are seated for prolonged periods of time - whether during travel, at their workstations, or within certain job environments. This webinar offers an exciting exploration of somatic movements tailored to be performed independently, whether seated or standing. Through these practices, interpreters can proactively enhance their well-being, ensuring longevity and effectiveness in their profession.

    Participants of this activity, upon completion, will:

    1. Utilize new tools and techniques to manage stress, relax, and release bodily tension,

    2. Explore and discover their own personal movement patterns and habits,

    3. Expand their toolbox of strategies to alleviate and manage chronic pain or discomfort through movement and awareness, as well as enhance what they may already access, &

    4. Take an active role in their well-being through mindful movement practices.

    Sharon Schweizer, NIC, BCST, RCST®

    Sharon Schweizer, NIC, BCST, RCST®

    Sharon is a multifaceted professional, boasting a wealth of expertise as a Nationally Certified Interpreter since 1998, a licensed Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapist, a Registered Craniosacral Therapist, and a Somatic Movement Facilitator. For the past six years, she has seamlessly intertwined her passion for interpretation with a dedication to holistic wellness. Recognizing the toll interpreting long hours takes on interpreters' bodies, Sharon champions the integration of movement into their routines, advocating for overall health. Her transformative workshops blend information with practical exercises, empowering participants to embark on their healing journeys.

  • Product not yet rated Contains 2 Product(s)

    April is Neurodiversity Celebration Month and in recognition, Amanda Kennon and Dr. Laura Polhemus will be presenting an expanded version of their workshop, Beyond the Spectrum: An Introduction to Neurodiversity in the Interpreting Profession. This workshop series will help interpreters expand their knowledge about neurodiversity and the neurodivergent community through a combination of lecture, group discussions, Communities of Practice, and panel discussion. RID CEUs will not be awarded for this registration option.

    April is Neurodiversity Celebration Month and in recognition, Amanda Kennon and Dr. Laura Polhemus will be presenting an expanded version of their workshop, Beyond the Spectrum: An Introduction to Neurodiversity in the Interpreting Profession.

    This workshop series will help interpreters expand their knowledge about neurodiversity and the neurodivergent community through a combination of lecture, group discussions, Communities of Practice, and panel discussion.

    RID CEUs will not be awarded for this registration option.

  • Product not yet rated Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 04/29/2024 at 7:00 PM (EDT)

    As part three of a three-part series, this workshop series will conclude with the Beyond the Spectrum: Community Voices with Deaf neurodivergent individuals sharing their experiences and perspectives as consumers, interpreters, and educators through a facilitated discussion. CEUs will not be awarded for this registration option.

    CEUs will not be awarded for this registration option.

    Finally, the workshop series will conclude with the Beyond the Spectrum: Community Voices with Deaf neurodivergent individuals sharing their experiences and perspectives as consumers, interpreters, and educators through a facilitated discussion.

    Amanda Kennon

    Amanda Kennon, MA, NIC (she/her)

    Amanda Kennon, MA, NIC is a freelance interpreter, mentor, and presenter who resides in Southeast PA. She received her B.A. in Interpreting and ASL/ Deaf Studies from Maryville College and her M.A. in. Interdisciplinary Studies: Individualized Studies: Ethics and Interpreting from George Mason University, completing her Capstone Project, “Ethics & Professional Identity: A Proposed Curriculum for Students in Interpreter Education Programs.” During her sixteen-year career, Amanda has worked as staff and freelance in various settings, frequently mentoring students and novice interpreters. Before moving to Pennsylvania, Amanda lived in Northern Virginia and was active with VRID, serving on the Board as District I Representative, Treasurer, and Vice President. During her tenure, she led discussion groups and workshops on ethical decision making; developed the Community Dialogues series, facilitating several sessions; spearheaded the establishment of the VRID Mentorship Task Force; and presented at the 2016 & 2018 VRID Conferences- culminating in the 2018 VRID President’s Award. Additionally, Amanda presented at the 2016 PCRID Conference; provided in-house professional development as a staff interpreter; and published in the RID Views.

    Laura Maddox Polhemus

    Laura Maddux Polhemus (she/her), PhD, NIC Advanced, BEI Advanced

    Laura Maddux Polhemus (she/her), PhD, NIC Advanced, BEI Advanced, has been involved with the Deaf community for more than 23 years as an ASL student, interpreter, interpreter educator, and friend. Laura gained her BBA in Business Administration from Sam Houston State University before adding an AAS in Interpreter Training from Tyler Junior College. She studied Applied Linguistics at Texas Tech for her MA, and her thesis focused on having ASL students and Deaf students of English help each other with their language learning from a distance. Laura received her PhD in interpretation from Gallaudet University in 2015, during Her dissertation resulted in a publication, “Source Attribution in ASL-English Interpreter Education: Testing a Method”, with the International Journal of Interpreter Education. While obtaining her PhD she was diagnosed with ADHD, and has been on a journey to discover what that means in her life and work ever since. She has also investigated self-talk in interpreters, and published “The Committee in My Head: Examining Self-Talk of American Sign Language-English Interpreters” in Translation and Interpretation Studies. She has also done research on how novices and experts experience self-talk and how to improve interpreting students’ self-efficacy. Laura was heavily involved in planning and running the 2015 and 2019 World Association of Sign Language Interpreters Conferences. She has presented for CIT, RID, Critical Link, TSID, and more. She is currently an Assistant Professor at Bethel University in Mishawaka, IN where she searches out methods to teach her increasing number of neurodivergent students.

  • Product not yet rated Contains 2 Product(s)

    April is Neurodiversity Celebration Month and in recognition, Amanda Kennon and Dr. Laura Polhemus will be presenting an expanded version of their workshop, Beyond the Spectrum: An Introduction to Neurodiversity in the Interpreting Profession. This workshop series will help interpreters expand their knowledge about neurodiversity and the neurodivergent community through a combination of lecture, group discussions, Communities of Practice, and panel discussion.

    April is Neurodiversity Celebration Month and in recognition, Amanda Kennon and Dr. Laura Polhemus will be presenting an expanded version of their workshop, Beyond the Spectrum: An Introduction to Neurodiversity in the Interpreting Profession.

    This workshop series will help interpreters expand their knowledge about neurodiversity and the neurodivergent community through a combination of lecture, group discussions, Communities of Practice, and panel discussion.

  • Product not yet rated Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 04/29/2024 at 7:00 PM (EDT)

    As part three of a three-part series, this workshop series will conclude with the Beyond the Spectrum: Community Voices with Deaf neurodivergent individuals sharing their experiences and perspectives as consumers, interpreters, and educators through a facilitated discussion. This webinar has been approved for 0.2 PS PPO RID CEUs at the Little/None content knowledge level.

    This webinar has been approved for 0.2 PS PPO RID CEUs at the Little/None content knowledge level.

    Finally, the workshop series will conclude with the Beyond the Spectrum: Community Voices with Deaf neurodivergent individuals sharing their experiences and perspectives as consumers, interpreters, and educators through a facilitated discussion.

    Amanda Kennon

    Amanda Kennon, MA, NIC (she/her)

    Amanda Kennon, MA, NIC is a freelance interpreter, mentor, and presenter who resides in Southeast PA. She received her B.A. in Interpreting and ASL/ Deaf Studies from Maryville College and her M.A. in. Interdisciplinary Studies: Individualized Studies: Ethics and Interpreting from George Mason University, completing her Capstone Project, “Ethics & Professional Identity: A Proposed Curriculum for Students in Interpreter Education Programs.” During her sixteen-year career, Amanda has worked as staff and freelance in various settings, frequently mentoring students and novice interpreters. Before moving to Pennsylvania, Amanda lived in Northern Virginia and was active with VRID, serving on the Board as District I Representative, Treasurer, and Vice President. During her tenure, she led discussion groups and workshops on ethical decision making; developed the Community Dialogues series, facilitating several sessions; spearheaded the establishment of the VRID Mentorship Task Force; and presented at the 2016 & 2018 VRID Conferences- culminating in the 2018 VRID President’s Award. Additionally, Amanda presented at the 2016 PCRID Conference; provided in-house professional development as a staff interpreter; and published in the RID Views.

    Laura Maddox Polhemus

    Laura Maddux Polhemus (she/her), PhD, NIC Advanced, BEI Advanced

    Laura Maddux Polhemus (she/her), PhD, NIC Advanced, BEI Advanced, has been involved with the Deaf community for more than 23 years as an ASL student, interpreter, interpreter educator, and friend. Laura gained her BBA in Business Administration from Sam Houston State University before adding an AAS in Interpreter Training from Tyler Junior College. She studied Applied Linguistics at Texas Tech for her MA, and her thesis focused on having ASL students and Deaf students of English help each other with their language learning from a distance. Laura received her PhD in interpretation from Gallaudet University in 2015, during Her dissertation resulted in a publication, “Source Attribution in ASL-English Interpreter Education: Testing a Method”, with the International Journal of Interpreter Education. While obtaining her PhD she was diagnosed with ADHD, and has been on a journey to discover what that means in her life and work ever since. She has also investigated self-talk in interpreters, and published “The Committee in My Head: Examining Self-Talk of American Sign Language-English Interpreters” in Translation and Interpretation Studies. She has also done research on how novices and experts experience self-talk and how to improve interpreting students’ self-efficacy. Laura was heavily involved in planning and running the 2015 and 2019 World Association of Sign Language Interpreters Conferences. She has presented for CIT, RID, Critical Link, TSID, and more. She is currently an Assistant Professor at Bethel University in Mishawaka, IN where she searches out methods to teach her increasing number of neurodivergent students.

  • Product not yet rated Contains 2 Product(s)

    April is Neurodiversity Celebration Month and in recognition, Amanda Kennon and Dr. Laura Polhemus will be presenting an expanded version of their workshop, Beyond the Spectrum: An Introduction to Neurodiversity in the Interpreting Profession. This three-part workshop series will help interpreters expand their knowledge about neurodiversity and the neurodivergent community through a combination of lecture, group discussions, Communities of Practice, and panel discussion. RID CEUs will not be awarded for this registration option.

    April is Neurodiversity Celebration Month and in recognition, Amanda Kennon and Dr. Laura Polhemus will be presenting an expanded version of their workshop, Beyond the Spectrum: An Introduction to Neurodiversity in the Interpreting Profession.

    This three-part workshop series will help interpreters expand their knowledge about neurodiversity and the neurodivergent community through a combination of lecture, group discussions, Communities of Practice, and panel discussion.

    RID CEUs will not be awarded for this registration option.

  • Product not yet rated Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 04/23/2024 at 7:00 PM (EDT)

    Beyond the Spectrum: Application is Community of Practice open to all students, interpreters, educators, and consumers to examine how we, as individuals and a profession, can support neurodivergent interpreting students, colleagues, and consumers while balancing accessibility and inclusion. Additionally, participants will reflect on the stigma that neurodivergent interpreters and consumers experience and propose how we can dismantle ableist thoughts and behaviors from a variety of perspectives. CEUs will not be awarded for this registration option.

    CEUs will not be awarded for this registration option.

    Beyond the Spectrum: Application is Community of Practice open to all students, interpreters, educators,  and consumers to examine how we, as individuals and a profession, can support neurodivergent interpreting students, colleagues, and consumers while balancing accessibility and inclusion. Additionally, participants will reflect on the stigma that neurodivergent interpreters and consumers experience and propose how we can dismantle ableist thoughts and behaviors from a variety of perspectives.

    Amanda Kennon

    Amanda Kennon, MA, NIC (she/her)

    Amanda Kennon, MA, NIC is a freelance interpreter, mentor, and presenter who resides in Southeast PA. She received her B.A. in Interpreting and ASL/ Deaf Studies from Maryville College and her M.A. in. Interdisciplinary Studies: Individualized Studies: Ethics and Interpreting from George Mason University, completing her Capstone Project, “Ethics & Professional Identity: A Proposed Curriculum for Students in Interpreter Education Programs.” During her sixteen-year career, Amanda has worked as staff and freelance in various settings, frequently mentoring students and novice interpreters. Before moving to Pennsylvania, Amanda lived in Northern Virginia and was active with VRID, serving on the Board as District I Representative, Treasurer, and Vice President. During her tenure, she led discussion groups and workshops on ethical decision making; developed the Community Dialogues series, facilitating several sessions; spearheaded the establishment of the VRID Mentorship Task Force; and presented at the 2016 & 2018 VRID Conferences- culminating in the 2018 VRID President’s Award. Additionally, Amanda presented at the 2016 PCRID Conference; provided in-house professional development as a staff interpreter; and published in the RID Views.

    Laura Maddox Polhemus

    Laura Maddux Polhemus (she/her), PhD, NIC Advanced, BEI Advanced

    Laura Maddux Polhemus (she/her), PhD, NIC Advanced, BEI Advanced, has been involved with the Deaf community for more than 23 years as an ASL student, interpreter, interpreter educator, and friend. Laura gained her BBA in Business Administration from Sam Houston State University before adding an AAS in Interpreter Training from Tyler Junior College. She studied Applied Linguistics at Texas Tech for her MA, and her thesis focused on having ASL students and Deaf students of English help each other with their language learning from a distance. Laura received her PhD in interpretation from Gallaudet University in 2015, during Her dissertation resulted in a publication, “Source Attribution in ASL-English Interpreter Education: Testing a Method”, with the International Journal of Interpreter Education. While obtaining her PhD she was diagnosed with ADHD, and has been on a journey to discover what that means in her life and work ever since. She has also investigated self-talk in interpreters, and published “The Committee in My Head: Examining Self-Talk of American Sign Language-English Interpreters” in Translation and Interpretation Studies. She has also done research on how novices and experts experience self-talk and how to improve interpreting students’ self-efficacy. Laura was heavily involved in planning and running the 2015 and 2019 World Association of Sign Language Interpreters Conferences. She has presented for CIT, RID, Critical Link, TSID, and more. She is currently an Assistant Professor at Bethel University in Mishawaka, IN where she searches out methods to teach her increasing number of neurodivergent students.

  • Product not yet rated Contains 2 Product(s)

    April is Neurodiversity Celebration Month and in recognition, Amanda Kennon and Dr. Laura Polhemus will be presenting an expanded version of their workshop, Beyond the Spectrum: An Introduction to Neurodiversity in the Interpreting Profession. This three-part workshop series will help interpreters expand their knowledge about neurodiversity and the neurodivergent community through a combination of lecture, group discussions, Communities of Practice, and panel discussion.

    April is Neurodiversity Celebration Month and in recognition, Amanda Kennon and Dr. Laura Polhemus will be presenting an expanded version of their workshop, Beyond the Spectrum: An Introduction to Neurodiversity in the Interpreting Profession.

    This three-part workshop series will help interpreters expand their knowledge about neurodiversity and the neurodivergent community through a combination of lecture, group discussions, Communities of Practice, and panel discussion.

  • Product not yet rated Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 04/23/2024 at 7:00 PM (EDT)

    Beyond the Spectrum: Application is Community of Practice open to all students, interpreters, educators, and consumers to examine how we, as individuals and a profession, can support neurodivergent interpreting students, colleagues, and consumers while balancing accessibility and inclusion. Additionally, participants will reflect on the stigma that neurodivergent interpreters and consumers experience and propose how we can dismantle ableist thoughts and behaviors from a variety of perspectives. This webinar has been approved for 0.2 PS PPO RID CEUs at the Little/None content knowledge level.

    This webinar has been approved for 0.2 PS PPO RID CEUs at the Little/None content knowledge level.

    Beyond the Spectrum: Application is Community of Practice open to all students, interpreters, educators,  and consumers to examine how we, as individuals and a profession, can support neurodivergent interpreting students, colleagues, and consumers while balancing accessibility and inclusion. Additionally, participants will reflect on the stigma that neurodivergent interpreters and consumers experience and propose how we can dismantle ableist thoughts and behaviors from a variety of perspectives.

    Amanda Kennon

    Amanda Kennon, MA, NIC (she/her)

    Amanda Kennon, MA, NIC is a freelance interpreter, mentor, and presenter who resides in Southeast PA. She received her B.A. in Interpreting and ASL/ Deaf Studies from Maryville College and her M.A. in. Interdisciplinary Studies: Individualized Studies: Ethics and Interpreting from George Mason University, completing her Capstone Project, “Ethics & Professional Identity: A Proposed Curriculum for Students in Interpreter Education Programs.” During her sixteen-year career, Amanda has worked as staff and freelance in various settings, frequently mentoring students and novice interpreters. Before moving to Pennsylvania, Amanda lived in Northern Virginia and was active with VRID, serving on the Board as District I Representative, Treasurer, and Vice President. During her tenure, she led discussion groups and workshops on ethical decision making; developed the Community Dialogues series, facilitating several sessions; spearheaded the establishment of the VRID Mentorship Task Force; and presented at the 2016 & 2018 VRID Conferences- culminating in the 2018 VRID President’s Award. Additionally, Amanda presented at the 2016 PCRID Conference; provided in-house professional development as a staff interpreter; and published in the RID Views.

    Laura Maddox Polhemus

    Laura Maddux Polhemus (she/her), PhD, NIC Advanced, BEI Advanced

    Laura Maddux Polhemus (she/her), PhD, NIC Advanced, BEI Advanced, has been involved with the Deaf community for more than 23 years as an ASL student, interpreter, interpreter educator, and friend. Laura gained her BBA in Business Administration from Sam Houston State University before adding an AAS in Interpreter Training from Tyler Junior College. She studied Applied Linguistics at Texas Tech for her MA, and her thesis focused on having ASL students and Deaf students of English help each other with their language learning from a distance. Laura received her PhD in interpretation from Gallaudet University in 2015, during Her dissertation resulted in a publication, “Source Attribution in ASL-English Interpreter Education: Testing a Method”, with the International Journal of Interpreter Education. While obtaining her PhD she was diagnosed with ADHD, and has been on a journey to discover what that means in her life and work ever since. She has also investigated self-talk in interpreters, and published “The Committee in My Head: Examining Self-Talk of American Sign Language-English Interpreters” in Translation and Interpretation Studies. She has also done research on how novices and experts experience self-talk and how to improve interpreting students’ self-efficacy. Laura was heavily involved in planning and running the 2015 and 2019 World Association of Sign Language Interpreters Conferences. She has presented for CIT, RID, Critical Link, TSID, and more. She is currently an Assistant Professor at Bethel University in Mishawaka, IN where she searches out methods to teach her increasing number of neurodivergent students.

  • Product not yet rated Contains 2 Product(s)

    April is Neurodiversity Celebration Month and in recognition, Amanda Kennon and Dr. Laura Polhemus will be presenting an expanded version of their workshop, Beyond the Spectrum: An Introduction to Neurodiversity in the Interpreting Profession. This workshop series will help interpreters expand their knowledge about neurodiversity and the neurodivergent community through a combination of lecture, group discussions, Communities of Practice, and panel discussion. RID CEUs will not be awarded for this registration option.

    April is Neurodiversity Celebration Month and in recognition, Amanda Kennon and Dr. Laura Polhemus will be presenting an expanded version of their workshop, Beyond the Spectrum: An Introduction to Neurodiversity in the Interpreting Profession.

    This workshop series will help interpreters expand their knowledge about neurodiversity and the neurodivergent community through a combination of lecture, group discussions, Communities of Practice, and panel discussion.

    RID CEUs will not be awarded for this registration option.