Southern California Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf

SCRID is an affiliate chapter of the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID). It is the mission of the Southern California Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf to promote best practices, equity, and representation within the profession of Sign Language Interpreting; provide professional development and education for current and future practitioners; serve as a forum for ongoing assessment of and response to community needs; and, advocate to the public for the highest standards in the provision of interpreting services for users of both sign languages and spoken languages.

Follow the Yellow Brick Toad: Forensic Listening

  • 02/27/2016
  • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • El Camino College, Torrence, CA


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What tools do we use to enhance our listening?  What is the role of intuitive and inferential listening?  Where and when is the ethical placement of unsaid information (or was it “unsaid?”)?   Listening includes so much more than hearing, yet in our rush to get to the point, or the rush to predict – our skill-less listening affects the message.  Additionally, what is your response to conflict in listening when it doesn’t make sense?  These and many more questions will be answered during this workshop.

In preparation for expressive interpreter certification, there is a process of analysis.  This workshop will address specific skill enhancement techniques in the mental processing of the message.  The participant will practice implicit “active listening” vs. explicit listening as well as linear vs. visual listening, time referencing (in addition to past/present/future) and directional focus.  Forensic listening opens the door to a more comprehensive, accurate interpretation of the message.  We know theory; in practice however how are our hands and brains communicating when we limit inquiry?    Do we create conflict?    How do we grasp the message when we are second-guessing ourselves.  All this - and laughter.  Come join us for a full day of learning?  Bring your questions.

This workshop will be presented in Spoken English.  ASL interpreting provided upon request. 

Request must be received by February 10, 2016.

This workshop follows the SCRID Face-to-Face Board Meeting

10:00 am – 12:00 pm

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Get up-to-date info on SCRID activity & RID Moratorium

Forensic Listening workshop 2-17-16 flyer final.pdf

ECC-Campus-Map DE Parking - Final.pdf



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