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Deaf 101: How to Navigate Clinical Interactions with Deaf Sign Language Users

Deaf 101: How to Navigate Clinical Interactions with Deaf Sign Language Users

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Melissa Anderson, Ph.D. UMass Medical School
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry
Tim Riker, Lecturer of Language Studies, ASL,
Center for Language Studies at Brown University

Description: This webinar provided participants with basic guidelines for interacting with culturally Deaf clients, including how to work with American Sign Language interpreters and Certified Deaf interpreters, how to respect Deaf culture and Deaf social norms, and how to adapt common treatment approaches to be more Deaf-friendly.

Additional Resources:

Presentation Slides from this webinar

Be Ready: Tips for Working with Deaf Individuals for Clinics, Hospitals, and Emergency Providers

Signs of Safety: A Deaf-Accessible Toolkit for Trauma and Addiction

Engaging the Deaf Community in Behavioral Health Research: Insider, Outsider, and Ally Perspectives

Top tips for communicating with deaf patients by Healthwatch Redbridge