Knowledge Standards

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Knowledge Standards
2013-04-15 13:53:56
EIPA Written Test

Student Development
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  1. The period of adolescence is important to __________________________.
    identity formation. Young people with a weak sense of trust, autonomy, or initiative may experience identity confusion and may be unprepared for the challenges of adulthood. Young people explore their identity and values at this age. Interpreters must be sensitive to the student’s needs to explore their identity independent of the interpreter.
  2. Is interpreting for an older student different than interpreting for a younger student?
    Interpreting for older students utilitzes different skills than interpreting for younger students. However, one is not more important that another. In general, interpreters with better skills are needed with younger students who are still developing language skills and are less capable of repairing an interpreter's errors.
  3. What do friendships involve in middle school?
    During the middle school years, friendships involve a great deal of communication. When a student does not have age-appropriate pragmatic skills, his peers may view him as socially awkward.
  4. What is cognitive development?
    Cognitive development refers to the student’s understanding of concepts and the ability to think and reason. While language stimulates cognitive development, language sophistication influences cognitive abilities. The ability to interact with others while using language helps students develop cognitive skills.
  5. How does being Deaf impact cognitive development?
    Students who are deaf or hard of hearing have the same capability for cognitive development as do students with normal hearing.
  6. What is an IEP?
    Individual Education Plan - Educational team develops the IEP. It is a legal document detailing each student's developmental program.
  7. What is a least restrictive environment?
    LRE differs depending on the student's skills and abilities. Allow students to be educated in the most appropriate environment for that student.
  8. What must an educational interpreter be able to do to help a student's cognitive development?
     Most interpreters are able to use language to communicate concepts that are simple or often used. However, a skilled educational interpreter must not only understand the concept of cognitive development, he or she must also be able to handle the complex task of using language to communicate concepts that are new, abstract or difficult.
  9. What doe the Piagetian approach to cognitive development assume?
     that cognitive development is independent from language development.
  10. How does information enter the mind to stimulate cognitive development?
    Information enters the mind to stimulate cognitive development through perception of sound, visual information, speech, and touch.