Conquering Fingerspelling Fears

  • 14 Sep 2019
  • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • JSRCC/Parham Road Campus 1651 E Parham Rd, Richmond, VA 23228 Burnette Hall/Room 200


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VDOE Regions 1, 3 & 8 Educational Interpreter Grant

in conjunction with VRID and JSRCC present

“Conquering Fingerspelling Fears”

Sabrina Smith, Ph.D. CI/CT, NIC: Master, Ed: K-12

Date: September 14, 2019

Time: 9:00 am – 4 pm

0.6 RID CEUs Sponsored by VRID (Pending)

Location: JSRCC/Parham Road Campus

1651 E Parham Rd, Richmond, VA 23228

Burnette Hall/Room 200

Workshop Description: This workshop will teach techniques to use when trying to understand receptive fingerspelling or numbers. In the workshop the participants will also learn how to produce a smoother product by analyzing their current fingerspelling and making changes needed for a smoother more accurate product.

Presenter Bio: Sabrina Smith, PhD, has been involved in the interpreting field for over 20 years. She is Nationally certified through RID: CI and CT, as well as NIC Master and Ed:K-12. She works as an educational interpreter and has been interpreting in the school system for over 19 years in elementary, middle and high school settings. She also works as a video relay interpreter with Sorenson Communications where she has been employed over 12 years. She enjoys encouraging interpreters of all levels and mentoring people across the United States. She works as a freelance interpreter, and as a performing arts interpreter for theatre’s and concert venues in her area. She served as the Region II delegate for IEIS (Interpreters in Educational and Instructional Settings) from 2015-17. She has presented various workshops across the country, and also presented abroad in Peru helping to empower the Deaf community to seek interpreters for their children in mainstreamed schools as well as teaching interpreters how to improve their expressive skills. Feel free to contact her about mentoring, presenting, or just general questions about the field of interpreting at

This workshop is presented at no cost to K-12 interpreters. To register, go to and click on the workshop link. Grant participants should contact Sandra Blue, for the training code. VRID is an Approved RID CMP Sponsor for Continuing Education Activities. This Professional Studies program is offered for 0.6 CEUs at the Little/None Content Knowledge Level. If you require a reasonable accommodation for this event, please contact Sandra Blue by September 1, 2019.

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