With Communication Disorders Since 1936
Dynamic Duos – Interpreters and Speech-Language Pathologists Working Together
Saturday, December 8, 2018
8:00 am – 1:00 pm
Minnesota Department of Education Conference Center B
1500 Hwy 36 W
Roseville, MN 55113
The Minnesota Speech-Language-Hearing Association (MNSHA), the Interpreting Stakeholders Group (ISG) and the Upper Midwest Translators and Interpreters Association (UMTIA) are partnering to offer the third annual speech-language pathologist (SLP) and interpreter collaborative workshop. This multipart workshop will build on the content and discussions of the past two years, while also incorporating new opportunities to network and collaboratively problem solve. This year’s focus will be on the many considerations involved in spoken language interpreting for culturally diverse populations; including information presented by interpreters in the educational and medical settings. There will be an open mic forum for sharing challenges and strategies during assessment and treatment sessions for individuals with communication or swallowing disorders and small group discussions of best practices scenarios.
Time Ordered Agenda:
8:00 am – 8:30 am Registration and Sign-in (light continental breakfast available)
8:30 am – 9:00 am Introductions and Welcome
9:00 am – 10:00 am SLP breakout: Interpreter training, code of ethics, scope of practice
10:00 am – 10:15 am Break & Networking
10:15 am – 11:30 am Open microphone large group dialogue
11:30 am – 11:45 am Break & Networking
11:45 am – 12:45 pm Small groups: problem solving/scenarios with interpreters
12:45 pm -1:00 pm Wrap-up and Questions
This workshop is for 0.4 ASHA CEUs
(Intermediate; Professional Area)
At the conclusion of this workshop, participants will be able to:
- Describe two specific strategies for ensuring the accuracy of information relayed to patients/clients from speech-language pathologists working with interpreters in medical and educational settings.
- Develop a professional description of the field of interpreting, including fundamental information regarding interpreters’ training/background, scope of practice, code of ethics and populations served.
- Explain three principles underlying inter-professional practice between the fields of medical/educational interpreting and speech-language pathology.
Members – $30
Non-members – $50
Students – $20
Online Registration has closed. Registration will be available at the On-Site Registration Desk.
Marilyn Fairchild, MA, CCC-SLP, Marilyn is a clinical supervisor in speech-language pathology at the University of Minnesota. She has masters’ degrees in Teaching English as a Second Language and Communication Disorders. Marilyn has a strong professional interest in issues pertaining to communication disorders in culturally and linguistically diverse populations. She has experience working with interpreters while conducting speech and language evaluations and treatment in clinical and educational settings. She has also worked with the Minnesota Department of Education on various interpreter training projects and as a co-author of Talk With Me: A Resource Guide for Speech Language Pathologists and Educators Working With Linguistically Diverse Young Children and Their Families (2001, 2012). She is active in the Minnesota Speech-Language-Hearing Association, where she is past co-president and is a member of Policy Council, Legislative Steering Committee and the Multicultural Affairs Committee.
Idolly Fajardo Oliva, MBA, is originally from Guatemala. She has more than a decade of experience in healthcare interpreting, as a trainer/educator, administrator, vendor management and large scale language services operations. Currently, as the director of language services at Fairview Health, Idolly leads the strategic direction and operations of language services across an integrated system combining Fairview and HealthEast. Together both systems make up the third largest employer in the State of Minnesota. Idolly is committed to national healthcare interpreting certification as she truly believes certification helps ensure compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act, ADA, Joint Commission, Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act-Nondiscrimination in Health Programs and Activities, and other regulatory requirements for providing language access. Idolly holds an undergraduate degree in international business and a master’s degree in business administration
Sheri Stronach, PhD, CCC-SLP, is an assistant professor of speech-language-hearing sciences at the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities where she teaches courses in multicultural issues and leads the graduate bilingual and multicultural emphasis program. Her research focuses on the early identification and intervention for young toddlers with autism spectrum disorder, with an emphasis on community engagement, interdisciplinary professional education and early red flags of autism across cultures.
Relevant Financial Disclosure: Marilyn Fairchild has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
Relevant Non-Financial Disclosure: Marilyn Fairchild is active in the Minnesota Speech-Language-Hearing Association, where she is past co-president and is a member of Policy Council, Legislative Steering Committee and the Multicultural Affairs Committee.
Idolly Fajardo Oliva
Relevant Financial Disclosure: Idolly Fajardo Oliva has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
Relevant Non-Financial Disclosure: Idolly Fajardo Oliva has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.
Relevant Financial Disclosure: Sheri Stronach has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
Relevant Non-Financial Disclosure: Sheri Stronach has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.