Webinar – Bridging the Gap: Interpreter Strategies for Effective Communication with Children & Families in Health and Education

Bridging the Gap: Interpreter Strategies for Effective Communication with Children & Families in Health and Education

We are excited to share the recording of our recent webinar, which featured two outstanding speakers. The event provided valuable insights into the crossover roles of interpreters in health and education settings. We discussed the unique challenges of working with children and their families, highlighting real-life scenarios where interpreters had to navigate chaotic environments. The webinar also emphasized the urgent need for research to assess the long-term impact on our next generation of LOTE (Language Other Than English) students and families and underscored the importance of self-care for interpreters.
Key Takeaways:

  • Cross-Sector Insights: Understanding the transition from health to education interpreting.
  • Real-World Challenges: Handling dynamic situations when working with children and families.
  • Research Needs: Evaluating the costs and benefits of using professional interpreters versus unqualified ones.
  • Self-Care: The importance of maintaining mental and emotional well-being for interpreters.

Despina Amanatidou mentioned an upcoming Australian government report that quantifies the annual economic impact of using unqualified interpreters or not engaging professional interpreters. We will share this report with you once it is publicly available.

Additional Resources:

During the webinar, Mireya Pérez highlighted Andrea R. Henry’s work. Andrea is deeply committed to advocating for interpreters by raising awareness of their skills, improving working conditions, and ensuring fair compensation. She is leading grant-funded research on developing a tool to measure complexity and mental fatigue in healthcare encounters. You can learn more about Andrea’s work through her LinkedIn profile and her Eventbrite page.

We hope you find the recording insightful and informative. Thank you for joining us in bridging the gap for effective communication in health and education.

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IMS is an award-winning solution being used by hospital systems worldwide. We recently rolled out IMS to Ascension Health (150 + hospitals) and WellStar Health System (14 hospitals) and are about to start a few implementations for other hospital systems in the US. I believe this would be a great opportunity to discuss how IMS addresses hospital language operations’ pain points, especially when it comes to automation, cost savings, and integration.

Any questions please reach out to

Miguel Jordan

E: miguel.jordan@primaxis.com

Regards, Miguel Jordan


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