Deaf-Hearing Interpreter Teams
Presented in ASL by June Prusak & Ann Wohlmuth
Workshop Location: IndependenceFirst
540 South 1st Street, Milwaukee, WI 53204
Part 1: The Art of Teaming: Deaf-Hearing Interpreter Teams
Saturday, December 1st, 2018, 9 AM-4 PM (Lunch 12-1)
Part 2: The Advanced Art of Teaming: Deaf-Hearing Interpreter Teams
Sunday, December 2nd, 2018, 9 AM-4 PM (Lunch 12-1)
Successful team interpreting is an art with well-developed trust as its cornerstone. Through team-building activities to strengthen dynamic interpersonal rapport and hands-on interpreting activities, presenters will add color and dimension to artistic teaming by laying out pitfalls and clarifying problem-solving techniques in various settings to enhance team masterpieces.
June Prusak, CDI, CLIP-R
June Prusak is a native user of American Sign Language and second generation Deaf. In 1993, She earned her BA degree in Therapeutic Recreation from Gallaudet University. Prior to becoming a Certified Deaf Interpreter, she worked as a Youth Program Coordinator, where she worked with Deaf and Hard of Hearing children. In 2005, she obtained her Certified Deaf Interpreter credential. In addition, she obtained her Conditional Legal Interpreting Permit-Relay in 2009. Currently, she works as a staff CDI and Coordinator at the Circuit Court of Cook County. June has more than 400 hours of specialized legal interpreter training and has participated in the National Consortium of Interpreter Education Center’s Legal Interpreters’ Train the Trainers program. In her spare time, she enjoys being outdoors and being one with nature!
Ann Wohlmuth, CI/CT
Growing up in the suburbs of Chicago, Ann Wohlmuth credits her mother with encouraging her to take American Sign Language at Harper Community College while still in high school. After attending Illinois State University for Deaf Education, French, and Math, Ms. Wohlmuth later followed her love of socio-linguistics to Columbia College in Chicago where she graduated with a degree in ASL<>English Interpretation. In 2005, with a heavy work background in legal secretarial and light paralegal work, Ann started her training in the field of legal interpretation under the DOIT Center in the University of Northern Colorado. To present, Ms. Wohlmuth has accumulated over 400 hours of training related to sign language interpretation in court. In 2007, Ann started working for the Circuit Court of Cook County, which boasts the largest unified court system in the world with a total of 14 courthouses spread throughout the county. In 2012, Ann became the Supervisor of Deaf/Hard of Hearing Access for the Circuit Court. Currently, the DHHA team has a staff of 2 ASL<>English Interpreters and 1 Certified Deaf Interpreter. As one of her personal professional goals, Ms. Wohlmuth strives to expand the pool of qualified legal interpreters with cultural competency and native fluency.
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