Interpreting for Special Education in Early Childhood (Language Neutral) - NEW!

10am to 1pm PDT, Dec. 2, 2023

The National Center for Interpretation is pleased to announce a webinar designed for interpreters of all languages!

CEUs approved for the ATA, AZ, CA, OR, the CCHI, and RID (through ACDHH)*.  Others should check with their state agency.

This live, instructor-led webinar will introduce interpreters to the intricacies of interpreting for special education in early childhood. We'll review the relevant federal laws pertaining to this setting. We'll also discuss some of the unique circumstances that can arise when interpreting in this setting.

In particular, we will focus on Individual Family Service Plans (IFSP), including:

  • The basic structure of IFSPs
  • The process for creation of IFSP and their relation to CHILD FIND
  • Laws relating to IFSP creation
  • What constitute early intervention
  • How to interpret for IFSP creation meetings as well as for service providers who work with families in home or in early childhood centers

This webinar is language neutral and will be taught in English.

Instructor:  Dr. Holly Silvestri has been a freelance translator/interpreter for several years. She has a PhD in linguistics from Middlebury College. In addition, she the Senior Coordinator for Curriculum, Training, and Translation at the National Center for Interpretation in Tucson, AZ. She has a significant amount of experience interpreting in educational settings in a variety of states and countries and is currently a certified teacher in NY, AZ, MA, and CT. Her working languages are Spanish and French.


* ACDHH is an Approved RID CMP Sponsor for continuing education activities. This course is approved for 0.3 Professional Studies RID CEUs.  At the conclusion of the event, information will be shared for next steps to receive CEUs.