Spotlighting Non-Manual Signals

  • 18 Aug 2021
  • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • ZOOM


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VDOE Regions 1, 3 & 8 Educational Interpreter Grant

in conjunction with VRID and J.S. Reynolds Community College present

Spotlighting Non-Manual Signals

Presented by

Trix Bruce

Date: August 18, 2020

Time: 10 am-3 pm

0.4 RID CEUs Sponsored by VRID (Pending)

Location: Online Format

Target audience: Educational Interpreters

Workshop Description:

This workshop has a focus on ASL non-manual signals (NMS) and their linguistic functions. Advance your knowledge about NMS and develop your skills with practice activities.

This workshop will cover 12 linguistic functions of Non-Manual Signals:

1)Non-Manual Adverbs 2) Adjectives 3) Lexical Non-Manual Behaviors 4) Non-Manual Grammatical Markers 5) Emotional States/ Evaluative judgments 6) Prosodic Structure 7) Discourse Structure 8) Turn Taking 9) Backchannel Feedback 10) Grammatical "Sound" Markers 11) Mouth Movements, and 12) Silent ASL.

Educational Objectives:

Participants will be able to:

· identify lexical Non-Manual Signals

· discuss morphological functions of NMS

· apply knowledge of lexical Non-Manual Signals in webinar practice activities


· Online Zoom Meeting

· Power Point Presentation with Graphic Art Clips, Open and Closed Captioning

· Hands On practice

· E handouts

Evaluation & Assessment:

The instructor will provide opportunities for questions throughout the activity. This will contribute to gauging progress. The instructor will observe individuals’ participation and engagement in activities to determine progress in participants’ new and expanded target skills.

Deaf author, storyteller, and performer Trix Bruce has been presenting acclaimed seminars on educational, medical, and performance interpreting for over 20 years. She is a trusted instructor dedicated to empowering participants to reach their goals. Trix is also an extraordinary performing artist with a spirited audience-participation entertainment style. Drawing on her background in American Sign Language (ASL) Linguistics and a life of travel and adventure, Trix excels in hilarious true-to-life storytelling and impromptu, interactive ASL artistry. Trix is also an approved sponsor for the RID Certificate Maintenance Program. Diverse interests from business to stage performance led Trix to entrepreneurial success as an instructional presenter and sought-after entertainer. She has presented on-site in 49 states, and has performed at numerous deaf schools, DHH programs, and disabilities programs. Enthusiastic audiences all across America celebrate Trix Bruce!

Grant participants should contact for the training code. VRID is an Approved RID CMP Sponsor for Continuing Education Activities. This Professional Studies program is offered for 0.4 CEUs at the Some Content Knowledge Level. If you have questions or require a reasonable accommodation for this event, please contact Susan May or Carrie Humphrey

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