Cindy Roat

Practical solutions for language access…


…because communication is the heart of health care.

Training

I provide both basic training and continuing education for healthcare interpreters. I also train other interpreter trainers and teach providers how to work effectively with interpreters.

Consulting

I help healthcare systems evaluate their current language access programs, with an eye toward legal compliance, effective patient-provider communication, and efficiency.

Research

I conduct evaluative research in the field for healthcare facilities, municipalities, and state agencies.

Healthcare Interpreting in Small Bites

50 Nourishing Selections from the Pacific Interpreters Newsletter, 2002-2010

By Cynthia E. Roat, MPH

This book teaches about the world of healthcare interpreters in a way that is educational, understandable and fun! This compendium of articles, written over the past eight years for Pacific Interpreters’ monthly newsletter, covers both basic interpreting skills and many of the sticky issues that working interpreters face daily. Whether you are an interpreter, a trainer of interpreters or an administrator of interpreter services, this book will make you laugh, nod your head, and think hard about the important work you do.

Courses
Upcoming/Latest
Interpreting for Autism Spectrum Disorder Services

This interactive 7-hour synchronous online webshop is designed for experienced interpreters and will prepare learners to provide interpreting services for patients with autism spectrum disorder, their families and the providers who serve them. Developed with input from national ASD experts.

7 hrs
From Medical to Mental Health : Adjusting Interpreting Techniques

This all-day interactive workshop is designed to prepare experienced interpreters who have already received basic training to provide quality interpreting services in behavioral health settings.

8 hrs
Introduction to Healthcare Interpreting

Interpreting is a fast growing industry in the United States, and in no area is there more need for interpreters than in health and human services. In this class, you will learn how to work as a professional interpreter in the rewarding field of health and human services.

3 hrs
Asynchronous
Interpreting for Oral Health

One to two-hour classes on dental hygiene, dental restorations, denture services, oral surgery, and interpreting challenges in dentistry.

1-2 hrs
Interpreting for Prenatal Genetic Counseling

A rigorous introduction to key concepts in human genetics, covering the work of prenatal genetic counselors, and the interpreting challenges that often come up in this setting. This course includes a lot of technical vocabulary as well as useful interpreting practice.

hrs
Advanced Guide to Diabetes

This 10-hour Certificate of Attendance online course will help interpreters with advanced skills expand their knowledge in the world of diabetes care. An initial narrated PowerPoint will introduce the anatomy and physiology of the human endocrine system; the nature of type 1, type 2 and gestational diabetes, symptoms, tests and treatments for the disease, as well as an introduction to the various health professionals who provide care to diabetic patients.

10 hrs