Using Interpreters and Translators to Meet the Needs of Handicapped Language Minority Students and Their Families

Sandra H. Fradd, Diane K. Wilen

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The need is discussed for the services of trained interpreters and translators in the school setting for oral and written communications between limited-English-speaking (LEP) students with special needs and English-speaking personnel. The purpose of this guide is: (1) to highlight the type of background and experience required of interpreters and translators working with LEP special needs students and their families; and (2) to emphasize the importance of training translators and interpreters as well as those who use their services. Specific attention is focused on the following: the need for interpreters and translators; development of appropriate recruitment guidelines; development of professional skills; using interpreters and translators in educational settings; and using translators in test preparation and the assessment process. (21 references) 

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Sandra H. Fradd, Diane K. Wilen. Using Interpreters and Translators to Meet the Needs of Handicapped Language Minority Students and Their Families (1990). NCELA [National Clearinghouse for English Language Acquisition]: Washington, DC. (23 pages).

Sponsoring Agency: U.S. Department of Education, Office of Bilingual Education and Minority Affairs [OBEMLA]

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NCELA [National Clearinghouse for English Language Acquisition]
The George Washington University
Center for the Study of Language & Education
Washington, DC
20037

URL: http://www.ncela.us

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