Interpreter or Intervener: Which Will Meet the Educational Support Needs of Your Child?

An educational interpreter and intervener have overlapping roles in the classroom, which may cause confusion for parents of children with CHARGE syndrome, thus leading to challenges when advocating for the supports for school.

This presentation will explore the differences and the similarities in the roles and assist families in identifying which one is the best fit for their child’s needs. An overview of each role will be provided, including examples of how interpreters and interveners work with students who are deafblind in K-12 settings.

Participants will:

  1. Identify the differences and similarities between an educational interpreter and an intervener.
  2. Identify the principles behind the roles of an educational interpreter and intervener.
  3. Apply these concepts to the support needs of their child.

Webinar Presenters:
Susanne Morgan Morrow
Director, New York Deaf-Blind Collaborative

Beth Kennedy
Director, DeafBlind Central: Michigan’s Training & Resource Project & the DeafBlind Intervener Training Program at Central Michigan University


Registration coming soon for the following webinars:

⇒ December 4th (8:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. EST) Using Photos to Tell Your Child’s Story
Come learn how using 20 photos to tell your child’s story to his/her educational team can provide valuable perspective of your child as part of a family.

⇒ January 22nd (8:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. EST) The Power of the Deaf-Blind Network: What’s in it for you?
Join us to learn about the various levels of support available for your family and how you can get involved at the local, state and national levels.

A separate registration will be required for each webinar when registration opens.

Visit the CHARGE Syndrome Foundation

Wednesday, November 13th
8:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. EST
(Closed Captioning)

*Registration is limited. Priority is given to members of the Foundation if the webinar is full. US & Canada Only