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Using Standardized, Receptive ASL Assessments in Deaf Mental Health”

November 10, 2020
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Presented by: Jon Henner, Ph.D.

Dr. Jon Henner is a faculty member in the Professions in Deafness program in the UNCG SOE Specialized Education Services (SES) Department where he has been known for his research in signed language linguistics, assessment of signed languages for Deaf and hard of hearing children, language cognition and research methods with Deaf and hard of hearing children. He is a Visiting Lecturer in the department of Modern Languages and Literature at the College of the Holy Cross. Dr. Henner successfully defended his dissertation in Developmental Studies at Boston University’s School of Education in the fall of 2015. The focus of the dissertation is the development of language based analogical reasoning in signing Deaf children. For the past five years, Jon has been involved in a number of different projects, from developing L1 ASL assessments for Deaf children, to creating an online ASL-STEM content application. He is currently an assistant professor at the University of North Caroline-Greensboro where he continues to do research. Dr. Henner’s work thus far has taken three strands: a) he examines how different factors impact the development of language and cognitive skills in deaf and hard of hearing children, b) he looks at how to best assess and measure the language skills of deaf and hard of hearing populations, and c) he examines the experiences that deaf academics have in academia and how scientists interact with deaf people

Bimonthly online discussions are continuing education opportunities for mental health interpreters and clinician who work with deaf consumers.  QMHI's are required to have 40 contact hours continuing education per year.

Bimonthly online discussions are continuing education opportunities for mental health interpreters and clinician who work with deaf consumers.  QMHI's are required to have 40 contact hours continuing education per year.

You can go to this URL  https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362193-How-Do-I-Join-A-Meeting- for more information on how to join the webinar.  More tips for using Zoom can be found HERE

All presentations are in the form of a webinar.  Links to the webinar will be send out the same day as the event. This year our webinars will be hosted on Zoom.  To use this platform, please read documents on the Zoom Website.

Important:  In order to assure time to process your registration, completed form and payment must be received 7 days prior to the event you wish to join.

Registration fee for all online discussions in calendar year 2020 is just $35.*  

How to Register:

  • Send a check for $35.00 made out to ADARA- MHIT Fund along with the completed form to:

Shannon Reese, Services Coordinator
Alabama Department of Mental Health
Office of Deaf Services
P.O. Box 301410
Montgomery, AL  36130

* January to December 2020.  This fee is NOT pro rated. This fee is included as part of the registration for participants of the 2019 MHIT Interpreter Institute.  Registration for 2021 will be included in the 2020 Interpreter Institute fees.

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in the department of Modern Languages and Literature at the College of the Holy Cross. Dr. Henner successfully defended his dissertation in Developmental Studies at Boston University’s School of Education in the fall of 2015. The focus of the dissertation is the development of language based analogical reasoning in signing Deaf children. For the past five years, Jon has been involved in a number of different projects, from developing L1 ASL assessments for Deaf children, to creating an online ASL-STEM content application. He is currently an assistant professor at the University of North Caroline-Greensboro where he continues to do research. Dr. Henner’s work thus far has taken three strands: a) he examines how different factors impact the development of language and cognitive skills in deaf and hard of hearing children, b) he looks at how to best assess and measure the language skills of deaf and hard of hearing populations, and c) he examines the experiences that deaf academics have in academia and how scientists interact with deaf people

“Using Standardized, Receptive ASL Assessments in Deaf Mental Health

This monthly on-line discussion will provide participants with opportunities to interact with interpreters in the field of deafness and explore research articles, discuss presentations and apply the online discussion to service provision.

 The Objectives of the Training:

  • Participants will identify complexities of language assessments in the deaf mental health field.

  • Participants will recognize the key reason why practitioners should not assume that the signed language assessments would be appropriate for diagnosing psychiatric disorders.

  • Participants will identify the difference between language deprivation disorders and psychiatric disorders.

Target Audience:

Interpreters in Mental Health, Community Interpreters, Mental Health Professionals, School Counselors

Pre- Reading

Presentation Flyer Available for Download HERE

Registrations will need to be submitted

You only need to register once each calendar year