The SDCRID Mentorship Program Presents Dennis Cokely, PhD: Preparing and Conducting Diagnostic Assessments

  • 02 Mar 2018
  • 04 Mar 2018
  • 3 sessions
  • 02 Mar 2018, 6:00 PM 9:00 PM (UTC-08:00)
  • 03 Mar 2018, 9:00 AM 5:00 PM (UTC-08:00)
  • 04 Mar 2018, 9:00 AM 1:00 PM (UTC-08:00)
  • Deaf Community Services of San Diego, 1545 Hotel Circle South, San Diego, CA 92108
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  • Must attend all 3 days; includes lunch on Saturday

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The SDCRID Mentorship Program Presents

Preparing and Conducting Diagnostic Assessments

Friday, March 2, 2018: 6pm to 9pm

Saturday, March 3, 2018: 9am to 5pm (lunch included)

Sunday, March 4, 2018: 9am t0 1pm

Workshop Price: $140 (must attend all 3 days)

This workshop will present a framework for developing and conducting diagnostic assessments. This will include ensuring that diagnostician and interpreter understand the process, analyzing the tools and strategies for assessing interpretations as well as identifying specific aspects of the work that may need to be addressed. In addition, we will address the sequence in which remedial work should be addressed.

Upon completion of the workshop, participants will be able to:

• describe the difference between diagnostic assessments and proficiency assessments

• describe the overall framework necessary to conduct a diagnostic assessment

• describe the specific steps needed to conduct a diagnostic assessment

• describe the time commitment necessary to conduct a diagnostic assessment

• describe and apply the analysis tools necessary to conduct a diagnostic assessment

Presenter Biography: 

Dennis Cokely is a Professor of ASL and has served as the Director of the ASL Program at Northeastern University for over 21 years. He is currently the P.I. on a two-million-dollar grant from the Department of Education to develop training programs to assist interpreters in working with the growing population of atypical/dysfluent signers. Prior to coming to Northeastern, Dennis was President and owner of Sign Media Inc., a video production company specializing in videos on ASL, Deaf History and Culture and Interpreting. Dennis also worked at Gallaudet for 15 years, the last four of which he worked with Bill Stokoe at the Linguistics Research Lab. Dennis served two terms as President of RID and has been active within the organization for over 45 years. He is internationally known as a researcher, author, presenter and consultant. In 2017 he was the third recipient of the StreetLeverage National Treasure Award.


The VRSII is an Approved RID CMP Sponsor for continuing education activities. This Professional Studies program is offered for 1.3 CEUs                 



Please make requests for reasonable accommodations by February 16, 2018 to  This event is non-discriminating and promotes an environment of mutual respect and free from bias.

Full refunds will be granted if the request is made in writing (email is acceptable).  Please send to within 14 days of the event. 


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