Tag Archives: Gina Oliva

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Servant Leadership: Fausto’s Lesson for Sign Language Interpreters

Gina Oliva presented at StreetLeverage – Live 2014 | Austin. Her talk draws attention to the philosophy of Servant Leadership and how it can be adopted by sign language interpreters interested in changing the world for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing students. You can find the PPT deck for her presentation here. [Note from StreetLeverage: What follows is an

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Gina Oliva

Dr. Oliva’s first book, Alone in the Mainstream:  A Deaf Women Remembers Public School was published in 2004.  A sequel, Turning the Tide:  Making Life Better for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Schoolchildren (co-authored with Dr. Linda Lytle) will be released in February 2014.  These two publications establish her as a leading advocate for DHH

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A K-12 Call to Arms for Sign Language Interpreter Training Programs

K-12: A Call to Arms for Sign Language Interpreter Training Programs

K-12 interpreting* has been around for quite some time, at least since the precursor of today’s IDEA was passed in 1975. In the early years after this law was passed, we saw the development of what were called “self-contained classrooms,” where Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing (DHH) students attended a mainstream school, but congregated in special classes with

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Sign Language Interpreters and the Quest for a Deaf Heart

Sign Language Interpreters and the Quest for a Deaf Heart

A recurrent phrase that has been appearing in frequent discussions is “Deaf heart.”  Our national interpreter organization, RID, has long been characterized as needing a Deaf heart.  Recently, changes have been made to move RID to a more Deaf-centered perspective on the field of interpretation. The most recent evidence of this is the addition of

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Sign Language Interpreters in Mainstream Classrooms: Heartbroken and Gagged

I am sure that most readers are well aware, that the entire “system” for educating hard of hearing and deaf children in mainstream settings is generally a mess, the kids are suffering, and no one person or entity is really in control. Included in this “system” is the  entire state of affairs with regards to

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