We Believe Everyone has an Equal Right to Quality Communication

Vision

Promote respect and independence to enhance relationships that fully integrate Deaf and hard of hearing individuals into their communities

Values

Dependability and Reliability

Continuing Education/Workshops

Customized Services with a Personal Touch

Advocacy

Vision

Promoting respect and independence to enhance relationships that fully integrate Deaf and hard of hearing individuals into their communities

Values

Dependability and Reliability

Continuing Education/Workshops

Customized Services with a Personal Touch

Advocacy

Future 50 Small Businesses in St. Louis Award 2017-2018

MT&A was chosen as one of the Future 50 by Small Business Monthly. Thank you to our exceptional team and customers!

Community & Interpreter Workshops

Check out our upcoming workshops for full details and registration information!

Upcoming workshop:
– September 28:  12:00-5:00pm –  Introduction to Legal Interpreting Inside and Outside of the Courtroom

Best Boss Award of 2017-2018

Shelly Tisius, MT&A’s CEO, was selected for the Best Boss Award of 2017-2018. We appreciate her hard work and dedication to providing exceptional services in our community!

Small Business Neighborhood Champion 2017-2019

MT&A was again awarded as a Small Business Neighborhood Champion of 2018. Look forward to our ongoing support of Local Small Businesses throughout 2019!

Sign Language Interpreting Services At Your Place of Business
St. Louis & St. Charles Counties, Illinois Greater Metro Area, or wherever and whenever you need us!

Mid/West County

Clayton, Brentwood, Ladue, University City, Central West End, Ballwin, Chesterfield, Creve Coeur, Manchester, Webster, St. Charles County, Wentzville, Wildwood

St. Charles County

St. Charles, St. Peters, Cottleville, O’Fallon, Dardenne Prairie, Lakes St. Louis, Wentzville, Troy, New Melle

North/South County

Florissant, Hazelwood, Jennings, Bridgeton, Spanish Lake, Bellefontaine Neighbors, Ferguson, Fenton, Lemay, Mehville, Oakville, Affton, Sunset Hills

Illinois & Surrounding

Alton, Belleville, Collinsville, Springfield, O’Fallon, Granite City

Sign Language Interpreting Services At Your Place of Business
St. Louis & St. Charles Counties, Illinois Greater Metro Area, or wherever and whenever you need us!

Mid/West County

Clayton, Brentwood, Ladue, University City, Central West End, Ballwin, Chesterfield, Creve Coeur, Manchester, Webster, St. Charles County, Wentzville, Wildwood

St. Charles County

St. Charles, St. Peters, Cottleville, O’Fallon, Dardenne Prairie, Lakes St. Louis, Wentzville, Troy, New Melle

North/South County

Florissant, Hazelwood, Jennings, Bridgeton, Spanish Lake, Bellefontaine Neighbors, Ferguson, Fenton, Lemay, Mehville, Oakville, Affton, Sunset Hills

Illinois & Surrounding

Alton, Belleville, Collinsville, Springfield, O’Fallon, Granite City

Schedule a Sign Language Interpreter

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Monday - Thursday

8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
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Friday

8:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Central Standard Time (CST)

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After Hours

24/7 Emergency Services
Although we do our best to fill ALL sign language interpreting requests we recommend that all reservations be made with at least 48+ hours notice to ensure availability of sign language interpreters.

To ensure prompt service, please CALL for sign language interpreting reservations occurring within 48 hours.

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About Us

Eliminate Your Fears About Sign Language Interpreting

Hearing Consumers

MT&A UNDERSTANDS

People who can hear often fear they will not be able to communicate with someone who is Deaf, mistakenly labeled hearing impaired.  Spoken English is not the same as American Sign Language (ASL), and we want to help you understand why Deaf consumers insist on certified and licensed sign language interpreters.

Deaf - Sign Language Consumers

MT&A UNDERSTANDS

Deaf consumers are afraid they will not be understood.  If a sign language interpreter does arrive, will the services be accurate?  Will the sign language interpreter be a good representation of their communication style and be friendly without overstepping ethical boundaries?

MT & Associates Sign Language Interpreting Practice | MT&A

WE UNDERSTAND

With skilled and experienced management, as well as the highest qualified interpreters, we eliminate your fears about communication and translation services.
MT&A Team

Shelly Tisius

OWNER/CEO/STAFF INTERPRETER

First, I am a proud military wife and mom.  When not acting as a wine connoisseur and when the weather is nice, I prefer to be on my screened in porch, take long hikes, or play at the park with my toddler.

Secondly, I am a lover of human services.  I’ve worked in the service industry since 1995, and I cannot imagine any other career in which to spend my time.  I am a lifelong learner primarily studying internal and external customer service continuously adapting and striving for excellence in  service. The Deaf community is truly unique, and I feel so lucky to be a part of the community and practicing such a fun language.

Jenni Bevell

PAYMENTS/RESERVATIONS SPECIALIST

I am thrilled to be working with MT & Associates as a Payments/Reservations Specialist.  While I grew up in northern Missouri and spent several years in Chicago, my partner Ken and I decided to put roots down in St. Louis in 2016, and we love it!  I have previously received my Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics, and just graduated from the Interpreter Training Program through STLCC.  I look forward to continuing the certification/licensure process and working as a Sign Language Interpreter in the St. Louis community.

In addition to studying interpreting, my previous employment focused on the inner-workings of the Operations Department at a major financial planning firm.  I look forward to combining and applying these learned skills towards the Payments and Reservations teams at MT & Associates, helping to promote the mission and values of MT&A.

When not studying or working, you can often find me engrossed in a board game, knitting, out swing dancing, or riding my bike.  Ken and I are “parents” to two sweet kitties, and we enjoy exploring the many gems available to St. Louis residents, such as the Fox Theatre, Art Museum, The Muny, and the incredible historic locations central to St. Louis’ jazz history.

Hearing Consumers

MT&A UNDERSTANDS

People who can hear often fear they will not be able to communicate with someone who is Deaf, mistakenly labeled hearing impaired.  Spoken English is not the same as American Sign Language (ASL), and we want to help you understand why Deaf consumers insist on certified and licensed sign language interpreters.

Deaf - Sign Language Consumers

MT&A UNDERSTANDS

Deaf consumers are afraid they will not be understood.  If a sign language interpreter does arrive, will the services be accurate?  Will the sign language interpreter be a good representation of their communication style and be friendly without overstepping ethical boundaries?

MT & Associates Sign Language Interpreting Practice | MT&A

WE UNDERSTAND

With skilled and experienced management, as well as the highest qualified interpreters, we eliminate your fears about communication and translation services.
Shelly Tisius - Owner/CEO
First, I am a proud military wife and mom.  When not acting as a wine connoisseur and when the weather is nice, I prefer to be on my screened in porch, take long hikes, or play at the park with my toddler.

Secondly, I am a lover of human services.  I’ve worked in the service industry since 1995, and I cannot imagine any other career in which to spend my time.  I am a lifelong learner primarily studying internal and external customer service continuously adapting and striving for excellence in  service. The Deaf community is truly unique, and I feel so lucky to be a part of the community and practicing such a fun language.

Jenni Bevell - Payments/Reservations Specialist
I am thrilled to be working with MT & Associates as a Payments/Reservations Specialist.  While I grew up in northern Missouri and spent several years in Chicago, my partner Ken and I decided to put roots down in St. Louis in 2016, and we love it!  I have previously received my Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics, and just graduated from the Interpreter Training Program through STLCC.  I look forward to continuing the certification/licensure process and working as a Sign Language Interpreter in the St. Louis community.

In addition to studying interpreting, my previous employment focused on the inner-workings of the Operations Department at a major financial planning firm.  I look forward to combining and applying these learned skills towards the Payments and Reservations teams at MT & Associates, helping to promote the mission and values of MT&A.

When not studying or working, you can often find me engrossed in a board game, knitting, out swing dancing, or riding my bike.  Ken and I are “parents” to two sweet kitties, and we enjoy exploring the many gems available to St. Louis residents, such as the Fox Theatre, Art Museum, The Muny, and the incredible historic locations central to St. Louis’ jazz history.

Sign Language Interpreting Services

Do you choose a professional service by price or by qualifications? Would you go to a Neurologist for an Orthopedic concern?

Price alone does not guarantee an accurate sign language interpretation.  Any type of interpreter or translator services may not satisfy equal access to communication under the American’s with Disabilities Act (ADA).  For example, foreign language interpreting/translation is covered under a different law than sign language interpreting because spoken languages are vastly different than signed languages.  You want your sign language interpreting services to be as reputable as your business for your Deaf, Hard of Hearing, and Hearing consumers.  Use an expert who specializes in sign language interpreting services to meet industry standards and legal requirements.

Business, Government, & Legal

Business, Government, & Legal:

  • Meetings/Townhalls
  • Conferences/Trainings/Travel
  • Professional Interviews/Orientation
  • Performance Evaluations
  • Professional & Social Events
  • Legal Council/Depositions/Courtroom
  • Personal Legal Services (estate planning)

Healthcare: Geriatric, Adult, Child, & Infant

HIPAA trained, ability to work with patients at any level of care:

  • Healthcare (Hospital, Emergency)
  • Behavioral Health (Counseling, Psychiatric, In/Out-Patient)
  • Women’s Specialty Services (OBGYN, Labor & Delivery)
  • Men’s Specialty Services
  • General Practitioner
  • Specialists (Oncology, Nephrology, Chiropractic)
  • Surgical (Elected, Cosmetic)

Education & Personal

MT&A sign language interpreters have advanced degrees and/or specialized training.

  • Secondary Education
  • K-12
  • Educational Events (Orientation, Graduation)
  • Real Estate (Sale, Purchase, Closing)
  • Personal Events (Weddings, Funerals, Birthday)
  • Financial Planning
  • Educational Planning (IEP, Language Consulting)

Services other than Sign Language Interpreting

Aside from or in conjunction with sign language interpreting services:

  • Workshops/Training
  • Ethics & Deaf Culture Training
  • Consulting/Cultural Mediation
  • Foreign Language/Translation Referral
  • CART Referral
  • Other: Contact us if you require any additional services

Do you choose a professional service by price or by qualifications? Would you go to a Neurologist for an Orthopedic concern?

Price alone does not guarantee an accurate sign language interpretation.  Any type of interpreter or translator services may not satisfy equal access to communication under the American’s with Disabilities Act (ADA).  For example, foreign language interpreting/translation is covered under a different law than sign language interpreting because spoken languages are vastly different than signed languages.  You want your sign language interpreting services to be as reputable as your business for your Deaf, Hard of Hearing, and Hearing consumers.  Use an expert who specializes in sign language interpreting services to meet industry standards and legal requirements.

Business/Legal

We specialize in sign language interpreting solutions for small & large businesses, government or private:

  • Meetings (small & large groups)
  • Trainings (on the job & continuing education)
  • Business Trips
  • Job Interviews
  • Performance Evaluations
  • Events (award ceremonies, retirement parties, family days)
  • Conferences
  • Depositions
  • Legal Council/Client Meetings
  • Personal Legal Services (estate planning & contracts)
  • Other sign language interpreting

Healthcare: Geriatric, Adult, Child, & Infant

MT&A sign language Interpreters are HIPAA trained and can work with patients of any age or level of care:

  • Behavioral Health (Counseling, Psychiatric, In-Patient, Out-Patient)
  • Hospital (Emergency Room, General)
  • Women’s Specialty Services (OBGYN, Labor & Delivery)
  • General Practitioners
  • Specialists (Oncology, Nephrology, Chiropractic)
  • Cosmetic Procedures
  • Surgeries (Inpatient, Outpatient)
  • Other sign language interpreting

Education & Personal

Interpreters have advanced degrees and/or specialized training:

  • Secondary Education
  • K-12
  • Educational Events (Orientation, Graduation)
  • Real Estate (Sale, Purchase)
  • Personal Events (Weddings, Funerals, Birthday Parties)
  • Financial Planning
  • Educational Planning (IEP, Language Consulting)

Business Solutions - Services other than Sign Language Interpreting

Below are just a few of the other services we can offer aside from or in conjunction with sign language interpreting services:

  • CART Referrals
  • Translation Referral
  • Foreign Language Referral
  • Workshops
  • Ethics & Deaf Culture Training
  • Consulting/Cultural Mediation
  • Other: Contact us if you require any additional services

Careers & FAQ

Careers

Join the MT&A Team!  We are currently looking for friendly, hard-working individuals interested in joining a motivated, driven team.  Access our Careers & Resources page for more information about available opportunities.

MT&A abides by EEOC guidelines.

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FAQ

MT&A provides sign language interpreting services exclusively.  We are here to guide and support Deaf and hearing consumers through the process.

Check out our Resources page for detailed answers to your questions or to subscribe to our weekly blog.  Please contact us at reservations@mtapractice.com to request an eBook for additional information.

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Careers

Join the MT&A Team!  We are currently looking for friendly, hard-working individuals interested in joining a motivated, driven team.  Access our Careers & Resources page for more information about available opportunities.

MT&A abides by EEOC guidelines.

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FAQ

MT&A provides sign language interpreting services exclusively.  We are here to guide and support Deaf and hearing consumers through the process.

Check out our Resources page for detailed answers to your questions or to subscribe to our weekly blog.  Please contact us at reservations@mtapractice.com to request an eBook for additional information.

Missouri & Illinois Law

ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act)

Missouri and Illinois laws require that Sign Language Interpreters be certified and licensed to work in the state.  For more information on certification and skill level standards in Missouri, please visit http://www.mcdhh.mo.gov/; for Illinois, please visit www2.illinois.gov/idhhc.

MT&A sign language interpreting practice will verify that all Sign Language Interpreters are licensed and certified.  When you contact us to schedule a sign language interpreter, we will ask you a variety of questions to ensure that we only send a sign language interpreter who is qualified to provide sign language interpreting services for your unique needs.

The ADA Law covers all individuals with disabilities and is lengthy.  The purpose of the ADA law is to provide equal access to all individuals, even those with disabilities (including Deaf and hard of hearing).  Refer to our Resources for more details.

Other Legal Requirements

Institutions who are certified, accredited (TJC/CARF), or those who receive state or federal funding typically have mandated requirements to provide sign language interpreters and equal access.  By not providing sign language interpreting services your business could be at risk of losing certification, accreditation, funding, or be open to a lawsuit.  It is important that you understand your requirements regarding sign language interpreting and equal access so you know when you are meeting them and when you are in violation.  Please contact MT&A sign language interpreting practice so we can guide you as it pertains to your unique requirements.

Missouri & Illinois Law

Missouri and Illinois laws require that Sign Language Interpreters be certified and licensed to work in the state.  For more information on certification and skill level standards in Missouri, please visit https://mcdhh.mo.gov/; for Illinois, please visit www2.illinois.gov/idhhc.

MT&A sign language interpreting practice will verify that all sign language Interpreters are licensed and certified.  When you contact us to schedule a sign language interpreter, we will ask you a variety of questions to ensure that we only send a sign language interpreter who is qualified to provide sign language interpreting services to your unique needs.

Other Legal Requirements

Institutions who are certified, accredited (TJC/CARF), or those who receive state or federal funding typically have mandated requirements to provide sign language interpreters and equal access.  By not providing sign language interpreting services your business could be at risk of losing certification, accreditation, funding, or be open to a lawsuit.  It is important that you understand your requirements regarding sign language interpreting and equal access so you know when you are meeting them and when you are in violation.  Please contact MT&A sign language interpreting practice so we can guide you as it pertains to your unique requirements.

ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act)- in relation to providing sign language interpreting services

The ADA Law covers all individuals with disabilities and is lengthy.  The purpose of the ADA law is to provide equal access to all individuals, even those with disabilities (including Deaf and hard of hearing).  Refer to our Resources for more details.

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