If you thought interpreting was already a fraught exercise, here’s another wrinkle to consider. How to do effective interpreting during sessions intended to test cognitive functioning in children?
The American Translators Association takes on this issue in an article, Cognitive testing using an interpreter — A psychologist and an interpreter find solutions to reduce linguistic confusion.
The piece offers an overview of potential issues, and a laundry list of possible solutions. It’s well worth a read for anyone interested in the deep complexity of the interpreting process in medicine.