Abstract

This action research project is about how Dyslexia influences the physical and cognitive aspects of the interpreting process. Dyslexia is a spectrum and does not influence everyone to the same degree. Therefore, this study will be limited to testing several strategies provided by a variety of interpreters on only one participant, myself, who has Dyslexia. I applied a variety of coping strategies for different cognitive and physical aspects of Dyslexia to my interpreting work. Next, I found a common theme between interpreters that have Dyslexia. Once I figured out a common theme, I picked a few strategies to test and compared the accuracy from the original interpretation to the accuracy once the strategy was implemented.

Exit Requirement

Action Research

Date of Award

1-24-2020

Degree Name

Master of Arts in Interpreting Studies

Department

Deaf Studies/Professional Studies

Committee Chair

Elisa Maroney

Committee Member

Amanda Smith

Keywords

Dyslexia, Strategies, Coping, Cognition, Interpreting, American Sign Language ASL

Language

eng

Subject Categories

Accessibility | American Sign Language | Bilingual, Multilingual, and Multicultural Education | Disability and Equity in Education | Education | Educational Assessment, Evaluation, and Research | Language Interpretation and Translation | Modern Languages | Translation Studies

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