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Talking with Hard of Hearing People: Here's How to Do It Right
Summary: 

Communicating is important to all of us. When communication breaks down, we all suffer. For hard of hearing people, this happens all the time. This book is for you-whether you are hearing or hard of hearing! It explains how to communicate with hard of hearing people in one-to-one situations, in groups and meetings, in emergency situations, and in hospitals and nursing homes. When you use the principles given in this book, you will be able to have a comfortable chat with a hard of hearing person.

Author: 
Neil G. Bauman
Imprint: 
Stewartstown, PA : Integrity First Publications, c2011
Using Signing Time in Early Childhood Settings: a Guide for Educators
Summary: 

The Guide “Using Signing Time in Early Childhood Settings: A Guide for Educators” provides useful tips and strategies to enhance the development of language, cognitive, and social-emotional skills in young children. The full guide includes the following sections:

  • Benefits of Signing in Early Childhood Settings
  • Getting Started
  • Integrating Signs into Your Curriculum
  • Teach language and thinking skills
  • Teach social-emotional skills
  • Manage conflicts in the classroom
  • Involve parents in signing at home
  • Recommended Resources
  • Sample Lesson Plan: Let’s Be Friends
  • What is Signing Time?
  • Success Stories
Author: 
Robin Williams; Kyle Stielow
Imprint: 
Salt Lake City, UT: Two Little Hands Productions, 20--?
1,000 Words to Sign
Summary: 

An introduction to American Sign Language. Includes an extensive vocabulary section--organized by common themes--with each word clearly illustrated with two to four photographs showing the beginning, middle and end positions of the sign and instructional arrows to indicate movement. Accompanying book.

Author: 
Geoffrey S. Poor
Imprint: 
San Diego, CA: Thunder Bay Press, 2010
Learn About Hearing Loss
Summary: 

A series of seven 4-minute captioned videos produced by HLAA and Knowlera Media.  The videos provide accurate information about hearing loss and what can be done about it:
   1.  Hearing Loss Basic Facts
   2.  Hearing Loss Symptoms
   3.  Hearing Loss Diagnosis
   4.  Hearing Loss Treatments
   5.  Living with Hearing Loss
   6.   Hearing Loss Causes and Prevention
   7.  Hearing Aids, Cochlear Implants and Assistive Listening Devices

(Closed Captioned)

Author: 
Hearing Loss Association of America
Imprint: 
Bethesda, Maryland: Hearing Loss Association of America, 2010(?)
Look Who's Signing Part 2 K-Z
Summary: 

Look Who’s Signing focuses on infants, toddlers, and young children, presents basic signs in American Sign Language, introduces the alphabet, and presents vocabulary for each letter.  Presents 20 vocabulary words and signs.

Author: 
Express Yourself, Baby!
Imprint: 
Mullica Hill, NJ: Express Yourself Baby LLC, 2009
Auditory-Verbal Practice: Toward a Family-Centered Approach
Summary: 

This text is structured to provide the reader with the basics of auditory-verbal practices from a historical perspective, including the knowledge to understand how it evolved to current evidence-based practices. Families who learn that one of its members has a hearing loss will experience varied reactions. To best serve these families, practitioners must provide family assessment, support, and information. The book begins by examining the theoretical and practical bases of family therapy models, and the development of a systemic viewpoint that is crucial to practitioners who must evolve to serve more than just the parent-child dyad. Essential family therapeutic strategies that are needed to effectively work with families are presented, and from an objective perspective, current auditory-verbal practices and various ethical issues are examined. Varied family-based intervention models are discussed, with the family-centered approach considered the ideal to which practitioners aspire. The book explains how the merging of auditory-verbal and systemic family therapy strategies can effectively culminate in the implementation of family-based approaches to intervention. Evidence-based strategies embraced by family therapists and family-centered intervention service providers that can be implemented by auditory-verbal practitioners are shared by a cross-cultural collaboration of contributors to this book. The strategies and discussions contained in this comprehensive resource will be of special interest to speech-language pathologists, educational audiologists, and teachers for children with hearing loss, as well as early intervention service providers and social workers.

Author: 
Ellen A. Rhoades; Jill Duncan
Imprint: 
Springfield, Ill.: Charles C. Thomas, c2010
When Hearing Loss Ambushes Your Ears
Summary: 

Hearing loss often blind-sides you. As a result, your first step should be to learn as much as you can about your hearing loss; then you will be able to cope better. This most interesting book explains how your ears work, the causes of hearing loss, what you can expect to hear with different levels of hearing loss and why you often can’t understand what you hear. Lots of audiograms and charts help make things clear. You will also discover a lot of fascinating things about how loud noises damage your ears.

Author: 
Neil Bauman
Imprint: 
Stewartstown, PA : Integrity First Publications, c1998, 2011
Using Signing Time With Children in Speech and Language Therapy
Summary: 

The Guide “Using Signing Time with Children in Speech and Language Therapy” provides useful information about how parents and therapists can use Signing Time to support the development of important language and social skills of children with a variety of speech and language disorders. The full guide includes the following sections:

  • What is a Speech and Language Pathologist (SLP) or Speech Therapist?
  • What is a Speech and Language Disorder?
  • Common Challenges for Children with Speech and Language Disorders
  • How Signing Helps Children with Speech and Language Disorders
  • How to Use Signing in Speech and Language Therapy
  • Helping Parents Support Therapy at Home
  • What is Signing Time?
  • Success Stories
Author: 
Abbey Cook; Kimberly Fries
Imprint: 
Salt Lake City, UT: Two Little Hands Productions, 20--?
A Youth Suicide Prevention Seminar for Parents and Communities
Summary: 

This DVD tackles the tough subject of youth suicide and provides strategies of awareness and prevention for parents.  The presentation consists of statistical information about youth suicide, warning signs of suicidal ideation, elevated risk factors, what a parent can do, and resources for assistance.  On disc 1, a facilitator guide is included which easily leads the facilitator through the steps necessary to present the program.  Talking points are also provided to help the facilitator initiate discussion and answer questions regarding the information provided.  The presentation that will be viewed by the audience is on Disk 2.  Everything needed to present the program is included on these two disks. Time allotted for this presentation and discussion should be approximately two hours.

Author: 
The Jason Foundation
Imprint: 
Hendersonville, TN: Jason Foundation, c2010
Shut Up and Sign: Reading Fingerspelling Series
Summary: 

Bob Hiltermann, a deaf actor, provides practice for reading fingerspelling with words, numbers, and sentences. 

Beginner Level 1:    
Includes over 200 words & numbers and 25 sentences.  The ASL alphabet is taught. The fingerspelled words/sentences are arranged in topics including animals and foods.

Intermediate Level 2:  
Includes over 300 words & numbers and 35 sentences.  The fingerspelled words/sentences are arranged in topics including names, around the house, and transportation.

Advanced Level 3:               
Includes over 400 words & numbers and 45 sentences.  The fingerspelled words/sentences are arranged in topics including work, earth, cities and sports.

Author: 
Bob Hiltermann
Imprint: 
Van Nuys, Calif.: Shut up and Sign, 2012
Look Who's Signing Part 1 A-J
Summary: 

Look Who’s Signing focuses on infants, toddlers, and young children, presents basic signs in American Sign Language, introduces the alphabet, and presents vocabulary for each letter. Presents 26 vocabulary words and signs.

Author: 
Express Yourself, Baby!
Imprint: 
Mullica Hill, NJ: Express Yourself Baby LLC, 2009
I Can't Hear You: Live and Laugh With Hearing Loss
Summary: 

This practical book, written by people who have been down the hearing loss road before you, guides you through the hearing loss process. “I Can’t Hear You” teaches you about your ears and the many things you need to know in order to successfully live with your hearing loss. For example, you’ll learn about hearing loss, hearing testing, hearing aids, assistive devices, coping skills, support groups and resources that are available to help you. This book is mainly for hard of hearing seniors, although anyone with hearing loss will benefit from its wisdom.

Author: 
Northern Virginia Resource Center for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Persons
Imprint: 
Stewartstown, Pa: Integrity First Publications, c2009, 2011
Grieving for Your Hearing Loss: The Rocky Road from Denial to Acceptance
Summary: 

When you lose your hearing you need to grieve. This is not optional—but critical to your continued mental and physical health. This book leads you through the process of dealing with the grief and pain you experience as a result of your hearing loss. It explains what you are going through each step of the way. It gives you hope when you are in the depths of despair and depression. It shows you how you can lead a happy vibrant life again in spite of your hearing loss. This book has helped many.

Author: 
Neil G. Bauman
Imprint: 
Stewartstown, PA : Integrity First Publications, c2011
Shouting Won't Help: Why I and 50 Million Other Americans Can't Hear You
Summary: 

A memoir from the New York editor and writer in which she explores the invisible disability of deafness from personal, psychological, and physiological perspectives

Author: 
Katherine Bouton
Imprint: 
New York: Sarah Crichton Books/Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2013
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Health Investigations with Dr. Know: Hearing
Summary: 

With all the noise around us, is our hearing really in danger? Dr. Know enlists an audiologist to test sound levels around the home and at a heavy metal concert. You'll want to hear his findings.

Dr. Know is real-life physician Paul Trotman. Join him as he debunks, deflates, and demystifies many of the myths we've been told about staying healthy. Topics range from the puzzling and exciting to the titillating and scary, but they're always interesting and filled with facts that will make you say, "I didn't know that."

Author: 
Discovery School
Imprint: 
Silver Spring, MD: Distributed by Discovery Education, c2007
Rachel and the TreeSchoolers: A Rainy Day
Summary: 

A rainstorm interferes with the TreeSchoolers' plans to play outside. Abacus Finch is afraid of thunder and lightning. His friends, with your help, teach Abacus about weather phenomena so he won't be afraid.

Intended to entertain and educate, Rachel and her TreeSchooler friends use stories and songs to teach a preschool curriculum and character-building values.  The Rainy Day curriculum includes weather concepts, problem solving, rhyming, sorting, storytelling, a limited amount of ASL, and the values of courage and kindness

Author: 
Two Little Hands Productions
Imprint: 
Midvale, Utah: Two Little Hands Productions, 2012
The Complete IEP Guide: How to Advocate for Your Special Ed Child
Summary: 

Create an IEP with this start-to-finish guide for caring parents! 

Your special needs child needs a special education, and as a parent, you face a number of obstacles as you work with your school district to develop an Individual Education Plan (IEP) - lots of steps, complicated paperwork, and intimidating procedures may seem like too much to take on...

...but you can do it! Let The Complete IEP Guide guide you through this complex process with vital information, strategies, and the encouragement you need to secure your child's education. Get everything you need to:

  • understand your child's rights
  • untangle eligibility rules and assessments
  • collect all school records
  • draft goals and objectives
  • pinpoint specific problems
  • develop a blueprint of program and services
  • research school programs and alternatives
  • prepare for IEP meetings
  • resolve disputes with your school district

Whether you're new to the IEP process or entering it once again, this user-friendly, plain English guide is your outline for an effective educational experience for your child. You'll get all the forms, sample letters, and resources that you could possibly need at any stage of the IEP process.

The 7th edition is completely updated to reflect the latest -- and major -- changes to federal regulations concerning your special education student, including details about your child's eligibility for special education services.

Author: 
Lawrence M. Siegel
Imprint: 
Berkeley, CA: Nolo, c2011
The Illustrated Guide to Assistive Technology and Devices: Tools and Gadgets for Living Independently
Summary: 

This new illustrated guide to assistive technologies and devices chronicles the use of AT/AD - technology used by individuals with disabilities to perform functions that might otherwise be difficult or impossible.

This book empowers people to use assistive technologies to overcome some of their physical or mental limitations and have a more equal playing field. It includes real-life examples about how people with disabilities are using assistive technology (AT) to assist them in daily tasks, and discusses emotional issues related to AT/AD.

Author: 
Suzanne Robitaille
Imprint: 
New York: Demos Medical Pub., c2010
Ototoxic Drugs Exposed: The Shocking Truth about Prescription Drugs and Other Chemicals That Can (and Do) Damage Our Ears
Summary: 

Have trouble hearing? Ears ringing? Room spinning? Dizzy? Find out quickly if your medications may be the culprits! The third edition of "Ototoxic Drugs Exposed" reveals the shocking truth about the specific ear-damaging effects of more than 1,000 drugs, herbals and chemicals. Just as importantly, it reveals the factors that can put your ears at higher risk, and explains how you can help reduce this risk in order to help protect your ears from the sneak attacks of ear-damaging agents.

Author: 
Neil G. Bauman
Imprint: 
Stewartstown, PA : Integrity First Publications, c2010
American Sign Language
Summary: 

This set of materials is geared towards the beginner signer introducing them to American Sign Language through the alphabet, numbers, and important conversational words and phrases.   The book introduces several topics and the signs associated with those topics.  These signs are demonstrated on the DVD and are also on the accompanying flashcards.

Topics covered:

  • Getting Started
  • Signing Savvy
  • Fingerspelling
  • Meet and Greet
  • All Kinds of Folk
  • Going Places
  • Room and Board
  • The Big Outdoors
  • Actions Sign Louder than Words
  • Color Your World
  • It’s About Time
  • Counting On It
Author: 
Catherine Nichols
Imprint: 
San Diego, Calif.: Thunder Bay Pr., c2011
Summary: 

This DVD presents fire safety solutions for people with disabilities.  Smoke alarms built especially for deaf and Hard of Hearing people are explained component by component.  The importance of fire safety plans is discussed along with instructions for how to develop one for your own home. Presented in American Sign Language.

Author: 
Nancy Trench and Craig Woods
Imprint: 
Stillwater, Oklahoma: Oklahoma State University Fire Protection Publications, 2005
Say It By Signing
Summary: 

Welcome to the fourth most commonly used language in the United States - sign language. English subtitles appear as an aid. Learn at your own pace by replaying the lessons until you feel comfortable moving on to the next lesson. Repetition is the key to learning any foreign language.

Author: 
Elaine Costello
Imprint: 
Seattle, WA: Multimedia 2000, c2003

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