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Deaf Students and the Qualitative Similarity Hypothesis: Understanding Language and Literacy Development
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The difficulty that deaf and hard of hearing students have in attaining language and literacy skills has led to postulations that attribute their struggle to a developmental deficit. Recent research reveals, however, that deaf students acquire language structures, produce errors, and employ strategies in the same fashion as younger hearing students, though at later ages. The ability of all students to learn language and literacy skills in a similar manner at different stages forms the foundation of the Qualitative Similarity Hypothesis (QSH).

This volume describes the theoretical underpinnings and research findings of the QSH. It presents the educational implications for deaf and hard of hearing children and offers reason-based practices for improving their English language and literacy development. This collection also stresses the critical importance of exposing educators to the larger fields of literacy and second-language learning. Providing this background information expands the possibility of differentiating instruction to meet the needs of deaf students. Deaf Students and the Qualitative Similarity Hypothesis includes commentary on the QSH for both first- and second-language English learners and reflects on how the QSH can effect a better future for all language students.

Author: 
Peter V. Paul, Ye Wang, and Cheri Williams
Imprint: 
Washington, DC: Gallaudet University Press, 2013
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Learning to Sign: It's a Party!
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Part of the Stick'em Up series, Basic conversational signs and phrases in ASL are taught and reinforced through activities. Study guides are available and found on the website www.stickemupsignclub.com.
Segment titles include:
•Totally Awesome!
•When Colors Collide
•Opposites Attack!
•Revenge of Dr. Cochlear
•Guess the Pun
•Silent Comedy Club
•Videophones
•ASL and the Hearing World

Author: 
SLIC, Inc.
Imprint: 
Cleveland, OH: SLIC, Inc., c2008
Learning to Sign is Cool!
Summary: 

Part of the Stick'em Up series, basic conversational signs and phrases in ASL are taught and reinforced through activities. Study guides are available and found on the website www.stickemupsignclub.com.
Segment titles include:
•Family Fun
•Day at the Park
•Baby’s Sick
•The Mad Plot of Dr. Cochlear
•Stick ‘em Up Silent Comedy Club
•Play on Signs
•Numbers 1-30
•Fun with Puns & Days of the Week

Author: 
SLIC, Inc.
Imprint: 
Cleveland, OH: SLIC, Inc., c2006
Learning Sign Language Rules!
Summary: 

Part of the Stick'em Up series, basic conversational signs and phrases in ASL are taught and reinforced through activities. Study guides are available and found on the website www.stickemupsignclub.com.
Segment titles include:
•ABCs
•See What I Mean”- Communication
•May I Take Your Order?
•Sweats and Treats
•Fruit Market Fling
•Time, Time, Time
•Fruits and vegetables
•ASL Signs and English Words

Author: 
SLIC, Inc.
Imprint: 
Cleveland, OH: SLIC, Inc., c1994, 2006
Little Quack
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The story of Little Quack is brought to life with original music, voice and sign language helping all children appreciate the richness of visual language. Missy Keast interprets the story of Little Quack as he tries to find the courage to join his brothers and sisters in the pond. There are bonus features including a read-along text, activity guide, interactive quiz, Quack-u-lator and ASL vocabulary.

Author: 
Thompson, Lauren
Imprint: 
Norwalk, CT: Weston Woods Studio, c2009
A Creature Was Stirring: One Boy's Night Before Christmas
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A Creature was Stirring is brought to life with original music, voice and sign language helping all children appreciate the richness of a visual language. Manny Hernandez interprets the story of the night before Christmas. There are bonus features including a read-along text, an activity guide, an interactive quiz, and ASL vocabulary.

Author: 
Signs for Intelligence, LLC
Imprint: 
Phoenix, AZ: Signs for Intelligence, c2010
Ferdinand
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The Story of Ferdinand is brought to life with original music, voice and sign language helping all children appreciate the richness of a visual language. Manny Hernandez interprets as Ferdinand finds peace and contentment on the Spanish countryside. There are bonus features including a read-along text, activity guide, interactive quiz, and ASL vocabulary.

Author: 
Munro, Leaf
Imprint: 
Norwalk, CT: Weston Woods Studio; Scholastic, c2009
big al
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The story of Big Al is brought to life with original music, voice and sign language helping all children appreciate the richness of a visual language. Manny Hernandez interprets the story of Big Al, the gnarly fish trying to find his true colors to his fishy friends. There are bonus features including read-along phrases, an activity guide, an interactive quiz, voiceover and ASL vocabulary.

Author: 
Signs for Intelligence
Imprint: 
Phoenix, AZ: Signs for Intelligence, c2010
Signing On
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This DVD looks at deaf breast cancer survivors and the impact such a diagnosis can have on their spouses, children, and the deaf community itself. The film does not shy away from the hard facts as it relates to the barriers, uncertainties and fears that deaf people experience when faced with a difficult diagnosis, often compounded by challenges communicating with health professionals and understanding complex medical terms.

Author: 
Barbara Allen
Imprint: 
Whitehouse Station, NJ: Barbara Allen, c2011
Blue Burt and Wiggles
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The story of Blue Burt and Wiggles is brought to life with original music, voice and sign language helping all children appreciate the richness of a visual language. Missy Keast interprets the story of Blue Burt and Wiggles as he tries to find the courage to join his brothers and sisters in the pond. There are bonus features including read-along phrases, an activity guide, an interactive quiz, voiceover and ASL vocabulary.

Author: 
Signs for Intelligence
Imprint: 
Phoenix, AZ: Signs for Intelligence, c2010
Stories About Growing Up
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The Atlanta Area School for the Deaf, Center for Accessible Technology in Sign, presents three stories from Scholastic, one of the largest publishers and distributors of children’s books. Shown with partial animation and pop-in signed interpretations are: Leo the Late Bloomer; A Weekend with Wendell; and Joey Runs Away.

Author: 
Atlanta Area School for the Deaf, Center for Accessible Technology in Sign
Imprint: 
Atlanta, GA: Atlanta Area School for the Deaf, c2000
The HeART of Deaf Culture
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Multimedia interactive 2-DVD set exploring Deaf Visual Art, ASL and English literature, Deaf theater and Deaf cinema. Includes in-depth interviews with Deaf scholars and creators from each genre. Disc 1 plays on the computer and includes summary texts for the interviews found on Disc 2. Disc 1 features interactive timelines and sample works from each genre with text and video files. The interviews on Disc 2 can be used for receptive practice.

Author: 
Rochester Institute of Technology
Imprint: 
Rochester, NY: Rochester Institute of Technology, c2012
Reading to Deaf Children: Learning From Deaf Adults
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Considerable research has explored the most effective strategies used by deaf parents and teachers for reading to deaf children. Based on those studies and direct observations by the author, the fifteen principles outlined in *the accompany manual and vividly demonstrated on the videotape are a guide for parents and teachers who want to promote literacy, and share the pleasure of reading with the deaf and hard of hearing children.

Author: 
David R. Schleper with Daniel Koo and Ann Lynn Smith
Imprint: 
[Washington, DC] : Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center, c2007
The Right Rights: Interpreting the Miranda Warning
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Frozen texts are often troubling for interpreters. Coupled with the complexity of the legal system, frozen texts such as the Miranda Warning can be an intimidating task to tackle in ASL. This DVD provides a guided look at construction of a culturally rich, conceptually accurate rendering of the Miranda Warning. By exploring the history of the warning, the disparities in culture, and the linguistic considerations, this DVD will provide a framework whereby sign language interpreters of all levels can gain confidence in developing an effective interpretation appropriate for use in the criminal justice system.

Author: 
Winkshop, Inc
Imprint: 
Palm Harbor, FL: Winkshop, Inc c2012
Classifiers
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This DVD will teach you how to identify the different types of classifiers and how to use them appropriately. It will introduce you to terms like “perimeter morpheme,” “movement roots,” and “classifier predicates” to give you tools to discuss your work. This DVD details classifiers in a scaffold approach that allows you to learn about this imperfect linguistic aspect of ASL in a manner that is fun, thought provoking and allows for creativity. There are 200 additional minutes worth of practice content. CUEs can be earned.

Author: 
Winkshop, Inc
Imprint: 
Palm Harbor, FL: Winkshop, Inc c2012
Native Fingerspelling
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This DVD is meant to improve both receptive and expressive fingerspelling skills through 15 lesson plans presenting 532 words of receptive and expressive practice. There are three games which can be played in one, two and team player modes. There is an additional 160 minutes worth of practice content. CEUs can be earned.

Author: 
Winkshop, Inc
Imprint: 
Palm Harbor, FL: Winkshop, Inc c2012
Topography
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Dr. Byron Bridges discusses tactics used in American Sign Language to give directions, which will assist in the development of topography skills. Mainly targeted are interpreters to help develop skills to interpret directions accurately both expressively and receptively. Both a quiz and a game are included to see if the concepts were learned accurately. CEUs can be earned.

Author: 
Winkshop, Inc
Imprint: 
Palm Harbor, FL: Winkshop, Inc c2013
Personal or Professional: The Ethics Conundrum
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This DVD explores personal ethics and how these impact compliance to the interpreter's professional code of ethics. Paula D. Browning introduces the tenets of the Code in conjunction with interpreting scenarios. Discussion and questions help identify which tenet of the code interpreters are most apt to use in conflicting situations and help blend them in an effective display of ethical professional behavior in interpreting work. CEUs may be earned.

Author: 
Winkshop, Inc
Imprint: 
Palm Harbor, FL.: Winkshop, Inc c2012
Baby, Toddler, and Preschool Sign Language
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This DVD is designed to introduce Sign Language to parents, grandparents, caregivers and teachers. Special needs and bilingual children also benefit from the clearly demonstrated signs with easy to follow explanations. Items taught are over 50 English signs, numbers 1-10, the ABCs, and signed words in Spanish.

Author: 
Signing Families
Imprint: 
Baltimore, MD: Signing Families, c2008
There's Something In My Attic
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The story of There’s Something in My Attic is brought to life with original music, voice and sign language helping all children appreciate the richness of a visual language. Missy Keast interprets as a little girl captures a nightmare to show her parents that there really is something in the attic. There are bonus features including a read-along text, an activity guide, an interactive quiz, and ASL vocabulary.

Author: 
Weston Woods Studios, Scholastic, Inc.
Imprint: 
Norwalk, CT: Weston Woods Studios, c2009
Evolving Paradigms in Interpreter Education
Summary: 

This volume brings together a cadre of world-renowned interpreting educators and researchers who conduct a rich exploration of paradigms, both old and new, in interpreter education. They review existing research, explicate past and current practices, and call for a fresh look at the roots of interpreter education in anticipation of the future. Expert commentary accompanies each chapter to provide a starting point for reflection on and discussion of the growing needs in this discipline.

Volume coeditor Christine Monikowski begins by considering how interpreter educators can balance their responsibilities of teaching, practice, and research. Her chapter is accompanied by commentary about the capacity to “academize” what has been thought of as a semi-profession. Helen Tebble shares research on medical interpreting from an applied linguistics perspective. Terry Janzen follows with the impact of linguistic theory on interpretation research methodology. Barbara Shaffer discusses how interpreting theory shapes the interpreter’s role. Elizabeth A. Winston, also a volume coeditor, rounds out this innovative collection with her chapter on infusing evidence-based teaching practices into interpreting education. Noted interpreter educators and researchers also provide an international range of insights in this collection, including Rico Peterson, Beppie van den Bogaerde, Karen Bontempo, Ian Mason, Ester Leung, David Quinto-Pozos, Lorraine Leeson, Jemina Napier, Christopher Stone, Debra Russell, and Claudia Angelelli.

Author: 
Elizabeth Winston and Christine Monikowski, Editors
Imprint: 
Washington, DC : Gallaudet University Press, [2013]
More Than Meets the Eye: Revealing the Complexities of an Interpreted Education
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Sign language interpreters often offer the primary avenue of access for deaf and hard of hearing students in public schools. More than 80% of all deaf children today are mainstreamed, and few of their teachers sign well enough to provide them with full access. As a result, many K-12 interpreters perform multiple roles beyond interpreting. Yet, very little is known about what they actually do and what factors inform their moment-to-moment decisions. This volume presents the range of activities and responsibilities performed by educational interpreters, and illuminates what they consider when making decisions.

To learn about the roles of K-12 interpreters, author Melissa B. Smith conducted in-depth analyses at three different schools. She learned that in response to what interpreters feel that their deaf students need, many focus on three key areas: 1) visual access, 2) language and learning, and 3) social and academic participation/inclusion. To best serve their deaf students in these contexts, they perform five critical functions: they assess and respond to the needs and abilities of deaf students; they interpret with or without modification as they deem appropriate; they capitalize on available resources; they rely on interactions with teachers and students to inform their choices; and they take on additional responsibilities as the need arises.

Author: 
Melissa B. Smith
Imprint: 
Washington, DC : Gallaudet University Press, 2013
For Hearing People Only: Answers to Some of the Most Commonly Asked Questions about the Deaf Community, Its Culture, and the "Deaf Reality": Student's Workbook
Summary: 

For Hearing People Only: Student’s Workbook can be used for either self-guided instruction or in conjunction with a formal high-school or college course. Each workbook chapter, keyed to a book chapter, contains:

• five multiple-choice questions

• five true/false questions

• five fill-in-the-blanks statements

• two or more essay questions

Author: 
Matthew S. Moore and Linda Levitan
Imprint: 
Rochester, N.Y. : Deaf Life Press, 2008
Starting Points: Preparing Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students for Literacy Success
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Overall, the book maintains that a balanced instructional framework is the most judicious approach to maximize literacy outcomes for students who are deaf and hard of hearing.

Author: 
Carl B. Williams
Imprint: 
Hillsboro, Or. : Butte Publications, c2012
A 21st Century Deaf Ministry From a Biblical Perspective: Workbook
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Are you setting up a Deaf ministry and have no idea where to start? Do you currently serve in a Deaf ministry that could use some restructuring? This workbook accompanies the book to address every facet of Deaf ministry from its conception to its production of disciples for the Kingdom of God.

As individuals use the book and supporting workbook and apply its principles, they will see their ministry move from survival...to stability...to success...to significance, and become a model 21st century Deaf ministry.

Author: 
Noah Butler and Bernice Allen
Imprint: 
Birmingham, Ala. : International Institute of Deaf Services, c2012
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