Spoken language interpreting places some unique demands on the voice that are not present during other forms of professional speaking. This session will present an overview of the importance of vocal hygiene and vocal training for professional spoken language interpreters. Interpreters will learn how to take care of their most important tool of the trade: their voice.
The session will include demonstrations of some basic vocal exercises and techniques designed to strengthen the voice and reduce vocal fatigue. The session will also include information on the identification and prevention of harmful vocal habits that can lead to voice disorders and pathologies that could prevent interpreters from being able to work.
Presenter: Jonathan Rogers, MA, CF-SLP.
Co-author: Dr. Joel Kahane, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
Location: Methodist University Hospital, 1265 Union Ave., Memphis, TN 38104.
At the Center of Excellence in Faith and Health Innovation Studio.
(Use main entrance to Hospital on Bellevue Blvd. & free parking lot located on East Moreland Ave.)
One-day registration fee: $35.00 members/$45.00 non-members. 0.1 IMIA CEU, 0.1 CCHI CEU, and 0.1 AOC CEPs have been approved.