For educational purposes the interpreter can be more than just a facilitator of communication access and sometimes the role shifts and changes. In order for this to happen interpreters should be documented as a related service. IEPs can be a complicated in-depth process and one in which interpreters are an integral member. This workshop will review the IEP process and the role of the interpreter before, during, and after the IEP meeting; as well as explain how interpreter as a related service is documented and what that looks like within the school environment.
Participants will be able to:
* participate in IEP meetings
* know how to advocate for themselves and the student
* understand the roles interpreters have during an IEP meeting