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National Organizations

The Registry of interpreters for the Deaf, Inc. The Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID) strives to advocate for best practices in interpreting, for professional development for practitioners and for the highest standards in the provisions of interpreting services for diverse users of languages that are signed or spoken.National Association of the Deaf The National Association of the Deaf (NAD) is the nation’s premier civil rights organization of, by and for deaf and hard of hearing individuals in the United States of America. NAD was shaped by Deaf leaders who believed in the right of the American Deaf community to use sign language, to congregate on issues important to them and to have its interests represented at the national level.Joint Committee on Infant Hearing The mission of the Joint Committee on Infant Hearing is to address issues that are important to the early identification, intervention and follow-up care of infants and young children with hearing loss.Other Specialized Member Organizations The National Consortium of Interpreter Education Centers (NCIEC) has compiled a list of member organizations serving specific sectors of the Deaf community.Hands and Voices Hands & Voices is a parent-driven organization that supports families with children who are Deaf or hard of hearing without a bias around communication modes or methodology.National Association of Interpreters in Education The National Association of Interpreters in Education (NAIE) is an organization for interpreters who support the communication needs of students in educational settings. The NAIE promotes the pursuit of professional excellence regarding interpreting services in these settings.

Downloadable Documents

EIPA Written Test and Content Knowledge Standards This document contains the content knowledge standards educational interpreters must possess to be successful in the classroom setting. These standards were developed by experts in the field of educational interpreting and were the basis for the EIPA written test question development. These standards are not intended to be exhaustive. They reflect minimum competencies, not a substitute for formal learning.NAIE Professional Standards and Guidelines for Interpreting in Educational Settings The National Association of Interpreters in Education (NAIE) has established the professional standards and guidelines for educational interpreters. The information provided in this publication creates a framework that broadly reflects the quality of services required to support students in accordance with their Individualized Education Programs.NAIE Educational Interpreter Code of Ethics The NAIE Educational Interpreter Code of Ethics applies to the provision of sign language, cued language and oral language interpreting or transliterating in educational settings. While it is best practice to utilize “educational interpreter” as the official title of employment, the National Association of Interpreters in Education (NAIE) asserts that this Code of Ethics applies to each individual who provides any type of interpreting in an educational setting, regardless of official job title.Glossary of EIPA Terminology This document is a tool for understanding the feedback provided in the EIPA assessment report. The glossary is laid out to mirror the performance report and will assist the test taker in fully leveraging the feedback the EIPA report provides. Click here to download the Glossary of EIPA Terminology.

Preparation for the Written Test

There are nine domains on the EIPA Written Test. Below are resources that support each subject domain.

Child Language Development

BabyHearing.org – Language and Learning Web ResourceLanguage Development Milestones in D/HH children birth to 5 years How Prosody Plays a Role in Language Development Web Resources - California Department of EducationLanguage and Theory of Mind: A Study of Deaf Children Journal Article: Language and Theory of Mind: A Study of Deaf Children, Brenda Schick, Peter De Villiers, Jill De Villiers, Robert HoffmeisterPrinciples and Guidelines for Early Intervention After Confirmation That a Child Is Deaf or Hard of Hearing Statement of Endorsement: Supplement to the JCIH 2007 Position Statement


Deaf Asian Connection Web ResourceNational Black Advocates Web ResourceNational Asian Deaf Congress Web ResourceNational Hispanic Latino Association of the Deaf Web ResourceCouncil de Manos Web ResourceDeaf Queer Resource Center Web ResourceRainbow Alliance of the Deaf Web ResourceDeaf Persons of Asian American, Hispanic American, and African American Backgrounds: A Study of Intraindividual Diversity and Id Journal Article: The Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education, Volume 8, Issue 3, July 2003, Pages 271–290 Deaf Ethnicity, Deafhood, and Their Relationship Article: Deaf Ethnicity, Deafhood, and Their Relationship, Paddy Ladd, Harlan Lane


ASL Content Standards from Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center Web ResourceTips to go Web resource designed for educational professionals supporting students who are D/HH in a general education settingIndividuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Web ResourceOffice of Special Education Programs Web ResourceSection 504 and the Education of Children with Disabilities Web ResourceOptimizing Outcomes for Students Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing Publication: National Association of State Directors of Special Education, 2018


National Consortium of Interpreter Education Centers Web ResourceWeb ResourceStreet Leverage Web ResourceWeb ResourceJournal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education JournalJournalJournal of Interpretation JournalJournalInternational Journal of Interpreter Education JournalJournalEducational Interpreting: Access and Outcomes Journal Article: Educational Interpreting: Access and Outcomes, Marc Marschark, Patricia Sapere, Carol Convertino, Rosemarie SeewagenJournal ArticlePatterns in EIPA Test Scores and Implications for Interpreter Education, Journal Article: Cates, Deborah Michele (2021) "Patterns in EIPA Test Scores and Implications for Interpreter Education," Journal of Interpretation: Vol. 29: Iss. 1, Article 6. Journal ArticleAdvances in Educational Interpreting Book: Advances in Educational Interpreting, edited by Betsy Winston and Stephen Fitzmaurice. Publisher: Gallaudet University Press 2021, ISBN 978-1-944838-91-1BookYou Want to Be an Interpreter? Book: Fifth Edition, by Janice Humphrey, William Ross, Lewana Clark, and Joseph FeatherstoneBook


ASL Content Standards Web ResourceWeb ResourceSign Language Linguistics with Dr. Bill Vicars Web ResourceWeb ResourceBasic Concepts of Linguistics Web ResourceWeb Resource

Literacy and Tutoring

Tutoring Techniques Web ResourceWeb ResourceHow Might Learning through an Educational Interpreter Influence Cognitive Development? Article: by Brenda Schick, 2004ArticleContent Development of the Educational Interpreter Roles and Responsibilities Guiding Checklist Article by Kristen Guynes, Nora Griffin-Shirley, and Donna Brown, 2020ArticleLanguage and Literacy of Deaf Children Article by Dr. Abdulaziz Abdullah Alothman, 2021Article


National Association of Interpreters in Education Educational Interpreter Code of Ethics Web ResourceWeb ResourceRID-NAD Code of Professional Conduct Web ResourceWeb ResourceNational Association of the Deaf Web ResourceWeb ResourceProfessional Guidelines for Interpreting in Educational Settings Publication: National Association of Interpreters in Education, 2019PublicationCompetencies of K-12 Educational Interpreters: What We Need Versus What We Have Article by Bernhardt Jones, 2004Article


Information about Hearing Devices Web Resource : Babyhearing.orgWeb ResourceInformation on Personal FM/DM Systems Web ResourceWeb ResourceUsing Hearing Assistive Technologies in the Classroom: Why, When, and How? Web ResourceWeb Resource