Missouri Association of Southern Baptist Interpreters for the Deaf
August 17, 2019
Crossway Baptist Church, 2900 N. Barnes, Springfield, MO 65803
Non-Verbal Aspects of ASL (.6 CEUs PS)
9:00am to 12:00pm; 2:00pm to 5:00pm
This workshop will present a review of nonverbal aspects of ASL and how to incorporate these features to enhance interpretations. Topics will include facial expression, prosody, body shifts, classifiers (depictive verbs), use of space, and eye gaze.
1) Attendees will observe demonstrations of the use of facial expression, prosody, body
shifting, classifiers, space and eye gaze and discuss features they notice and the
2) Attendees will also participate in activities to practice incorporating the targeted
Presenter: Joni Bice
Joni Bice has been involved in Deaf ministry for over 40 years with her husband, Danny.
She was the Department Head for the Interpreter Training Program at Oklahoma State
University-Oklahoma City for 25 years. She holds RID certification (CSC) and professional
level certification from ASLTA. She and Danny have 3 grown children and 10