Five Essential Strategies to Collaborate with Pediatric Speech Language Pathologists
This presentation focuses on providing five essential strategies for intermediate to advanced medical interpreters working with Speech Language Pathologists (SLPs) in a pediatric outpatient clinical setting. Specific instruction related to administering speech and language assessment measures will be explained. Specialized assessment protocols, reflective dialogue, and pertinent vocabulary will be emphasized to empower the interpreter to collaborate with the SLP, resulting in higher quality of service and a more fluid interaction.
Presenters: Sarah Rodriguez, CMI, and Anna Kulaski, M.S., CCC-SLP
CCHI: 1 Continuing Education hours
NBCMI and IMIA accept CCHI- and ATA-approved continuing education hours.
Anna Ausborn Kulaski, M.S., CCC-SLP, is a senior speech-language pathologist in the Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson Center’s Pediatric Speech and Language Clinic. She specializes in pragmatic/communication interventions for children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder and is the lead diagnostician and treating clinician working with LEP children. Kulaski coordinates the continuing education program for the pediatric speech and language clinic and presents frequently on intervention techniques for ASD and LEP populations. She received her undergraduate degree in Creative Writing/World Literature from the University of Evansville and her master’s degree from Tennessee State University.
Sarah P. Rodriguez, CMI, ThB, SA, studied at Faith School of Theology and the University of Arkansas. Her professional experiences include high school Spanish teacher /supervisor, assistant principal, registered court interpreter, and certified medical interpreter. She has worked as an interpreter or teacher in the United States, Canada, Jamaica, Mexico, Honduras, Cuba, and the Dominican Republic. She joined Vanderbilt University Medical Center in 2009 as a medical interpreter and obtained NBCMI certification in 2012. She collaborates with the Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson Center pediatric division, coordinates the Interpreters’ Glossary Project, and the Shadowing Program for Vanderbilt undergraduate students. She is a member of ATA, CHIA, IMIA and TAPIT.