SPARC Multimedia & Webinars

UMMS Affiliation

Department of Psychiatry, Systems and Psychosocial Advances Research Center



Document Type



Communication Sciences and Disorders | Health Communication | Health Services Research


This webinar provides some basic guidelines for interacting with culturally Deaf clients, including how to work with American Sign Language interpreters and Certified Deaf interpreters, how to respect Deaf culture and Deaf social norms, and how to adapt common treatment approaches to be more Deaf-friendly.

Rights and Permissions

Available under a Standard YouTube License.


The presentation slides are available for download.

Produced by UMass Medical School's Systems and Psychosocial Advances Research Center (SPARC).


deaf community, deaf clients, health services, American Sign Language, ASL, interpreters

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