Conquering the EIPA: Part 1 Deliberate Practice and Diagnostics

  • 14 Jan 2023
  • 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM


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Educational Interpreter Training Grant for VDOE Regions 1,3, & 8

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


“​ Conquering the EIPA: Part 1 Deliberate Practice and Diagnostics”

Presented by Dr Sabrina Smith

 Date: January 14, 2023   Time:  9 AM – 3:30PM

0.6 RID CEUs Sponsored by VRID 

  Location:  Online Format

Workshop/Course Description: This workshop will focus on the EIPA assessment. The participants will use their previous diagnostics as well as the overall rating system to plan an approach to taking the test. Participants will also learn an introduction to deliberate practice and how to focus on improving one skill at a time.

Educational Objectives:

  • Identify areas of improvement on the EIPA diagnostics
  • Demonstrate knowledge Deliberate Practice
  • Apply techniques learned during the workshop to previous diagnostics


Media/Materials:  Participants will need a device to record their product. The device must have audio as well as video.


Evaluation & Assessment:

Evaluations will be done by looking giving instant feedback on the participants product as they work.

Also, by allowing the participants to ask questions for any clarification needed.

 Presenter Biography: 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 20 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 has presented various workshops across the country. She worked as a video relay interpreter with Sorenson Communications for over 14 years. Feel free to contact her about mentoring, presenting, or just general questions about the field of interpreting at

Grant participants should contact Susan May  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 Extensive Knowledge Level.  If you have questions or require a reasonable accommodation for this event, please contacts Susan May or Carrie Humphrey                                                   

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