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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
Super Sensitive to Sound?: You May Have Hyperacusis
Summary: 

If some (or all) normal sounds seem so loud they “blow your socks off”, this is the book you want to read! You don't have to avoid noise or lock yourself away in a sound-proof room. Discover which common drugs doctors prescribe that can cause hyperacusis. Learn the difference between hyperacusis, recruitment, phonophobia and hyperacute hearing. Exciting new research on this previously baffling problem reveals what you can do to help bring your hyperacusis under control.

Author: 
Neil Bauman
Imprint: 
Stewartstown, Pa.: Integrity First Publications, 2011
Hear! Here!: You and Your Hearing Loss; You and Your Hearing Aids
Summary: 

This book contains a number of the author’s newspaper articles pertaining to hearing loss and hearing aids. Part I includes articles on hearing loss such as, “Hear Today. Gone Tomorrow?”, “Hearing Loss Is Sneaky!”, “The Wages of Din Is Deaf!”, “When Your Ears Ring...”, “Get In My Face Before You Speak!”, “How’s That Again?”, “Being Hard of Hearing Is Hard” and “I’m Deaf, Not Daft!” Part II includes articles on hearing aids such as, “You Better Watch Out...”, “Before Buying Your First Hearing Aid...”, “Please Don’t Lock Me Away in Your Drawer”, “Good-bye World of Silence!”, “Becoming Friends with Your Hearing Aids” and “Two’s Better Than One!”.

Author: 
Neil G. Bauman
Imprint: 
Stewartstown, PA : Integrity First Publications, c2011
Baby Signing Time! Parent Guide: Talk, Sign, & Read
Summary: 

What you will learn in this Guide:

  • How and when to start signing with your baby
  • How signing will help your baby communicate
  • How signing can help your child get ready to read
  • How to use Creative Talk to enrich your child’s understanding of language
  • How to use Creative Book Sharing to maximize learning and fun during story time

In this guide, you will learn about how able and ready your child is to learn before age three, and what you can do to be your child’s first – and best – teacher. We’ll introduce you to Whole Body Learning – a creative and playful approach that taps into the power of multi-sensory learning to fuel your child’s growing mind. We’ll teach you how to use the Baby signing Time program to give your child early learning experiences that will not only be fun, but will also help your child communicate and connect with others.

While there are many approaches to enhancing early development, research suggests that the best way to prepare your baby for life and learning is to spend an abundance of quality time with your child – bonding, communicating, reading books, and playfully exploring the world together. This guide will show you how to use your Baby Signing Time materials as a springboard for shared experiences that you, your baby, and your entire family can enjoy together.

Author: 
Two Little Hands Production
Imprint: 
Salt Lake City, UT: Two Little Hands Productions, 2011
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(?)
Signing Time! My First Signs Flashcards Set 1
Summary: 

Each colorful card shows your child:

  • A photo of Rachel making an ASL sign
  • a written description of how to make the sign for extra clarity
  • an illustration representing the word  (find Hopkins!)
  • the printed word in large print for beginning readers
  • the word used in a sentence for more advanced readers
Author: 
Two Little Hands Productions
Imprint: 
Salt Lake City, Utah: Two Little Hands Productions, c2006
Signing Time! Everyday Signs Flashcards Set 3
Summary: 

Each colorful card shows your child:

  • A photo of Rachel making an ASL sign
  • a written description of how to make the sign for extra clarity
  • an illustration representing the word  (find Hopkins!)
  • the printed word in large print for beginning readers
  • the word used in a sentence for more advanced readers
Author: 
Two Little Hands Productions
Imprint: 
Salt Lake City, Utah: Two Little Hands Productions, c2006
Signing Time! Family, Feelings, and Fun Flashcard Set 4
Summary: 

Each colorful card shows your child:

  • A photo of Rachel making an ASL sign
  • a written description of how to make the sign for extra clarity
  • an illustration representing the word  (find Hopkins!)
  • the printed word in large print for beginning readers
  • the word used in a sentence for more advanced readers
Author: 
Two Little Hands Productions
Imprint: 
Salt Lake City, UT: Two Little Hands Productions, 2010
Signing Time! Playtime Signs Flashcard Set 2
Summary: 

Each colorful card shows your child:

  • A photo of Rachel making an ASL sign
  • a written description of how to make the sign for extra clarity
  • an illustration representing the word  (find Hopkins!)
  • the printed word in large print for beginning readers
  • the word used in a sentence for more advanced readers
Author: 
Two Little Hands Productions
Imprint: 
Salt Lake City, Utah: Two Little Hands Productions, c2006
Signing time! My Favorite Things Flash Card Set 6
Summary: 

Each colorful card shows your child:

  • A photo of Rachel making an ASL sign
  • a written description of how to make the sign for extra clarity
  • an illustration representing the word  (find Hopkins!)
  • the printed word in large print for beginning readers
  • the word used in a sentence for more advanced readers
Author: 
Two Little Hands Production
Imprint: 
Salt Lake City, UT: Two Little Hands Productions, 2010
Deaf Heritage: A Narrative History of Deaf America
Summary: 

Now, Jack R. Gannon’s original groundbreaking volume on Deaf history and culture is available once again. In Deaf Heritage: A Narrative History of Deaf America, Gannon brought together for the first time the story of the Deaf experience in America from a Deaf perspective. Recognizing the need to document the multifaceted history of this unique minority with its distinctive visual culture, he painstakingly gathered as much material as he could on Deaf American life. The result is a 17-chapter montage of artifacts and information that forms an utterly fascinating record from the early nineteenth century to the time of its original publication in 1981.

Deaf Heritage tracks the development of the Deaf community both chronologically and by significant subjects. The initial chapter treats the critical topics of early attempts at deaf education, the impact of Deaf and Black deaf teachers, the establishment of schools for the deaf, and the founding of Gallaudet College. Individual chapters cover the 1880s through the 1970s, mixing milestones such as the birth of the National Association of the Deaf and the work of important figures, Deaf and hearing, with anecdotes about day-to-day deaf life. Other chapters single out important facets of Deaf culture: American Sign Language, Deaf Sports, Deaf artists, Deaf humor, and Deaf publications. The overall effect of this remarkable record, replete with archival photographs, tables, and lists of Deaf people’s accomplishments, reveals the growth of a vibrant legacy singular in American history.

Author: 
Jack R. Gannon
Imprint: 
Washington, DC : Gallaudet University Press, 2012
Children with Hearing Loss: Developing Listening and Talking, Birth to Six
Summary: 

This text is intended for graduate level training programs for professionals who work with children who have hearing loss and their families (teachers, therapists, speech-language pathologists, and audiologists.) In addition, the book will be of great interest to undergraduate speech-language-hearing programs, early childhood education and intervention programs, and parents of children who have hearing loss. Responding to the crucial need for a comprehensive text, this book provides a framework for the skills and knowledge necessary to help parents promote listening and spoken language development.

This second edition covers current and up-to-date information about hearing, listening, auditory technology, auditory development, spoken language development, and intervention for young children with hearing loss whose parents have chosen to have them learn to listen and talk. Additions include updated information about hearing instruments and cochlear implants and about ways that professionals can support parents in promoting their children's language and listening development. Information about preschool program selection and management has been included. The text also features a revised auditory development checklist.

A new appendix provides an important and useful tool for professionals who are interested in AG Bell Academy's Listening and Spoken Language Specialist Certification Program (LSLS) -- LSLS Cert. AVT and LSLS Cert. AVEd. This appendix lists the competencies required for the LSLS, and references each chapter of the book with regard to those requirements.

This book is unique in its scholarly, yet thoroughly readable style. Numerous illustrations, charts, and graphs illuminate key ideas. This second edition should be the foundation of the personal and professional libraries of students, clinicians, and parents who are interested in listening and spoken language outcomes for children with hearing loss.

Author: 
Elizabeth Cole, Carol Flexer
Imprint: 
San Diego, CA: Plural Pub., c2011
Deaf-Blind Reality: Living the Life
Summary: 

Deaf-Blind Reality: Living the Life explores what life is really like for persons with a combination of vision and hearing loss, and in a few cases, other disabilities as well. Editor Scott M. Stoffel presents extensive interviews with 12 deaf-blind individuals, including himself, who live around the world, from Missouri to New Zealand, Louisiana to South Africa, and Ohio to England. These contributors each describe their families’ reactions and the support they received; their experiences in school and entering adulthood; and how they coped with degeneration, ineffective treatments, and rehabilitation. Each discusses their personal education related to careers, relationships, and communication, including those with cochlear implants. Deaf-Blind Reality offers genuine understanding of the unspectacular but altogether daunting challenges of daily life for deaf-blind people.

Author: 
Scott M. Stoffel
Imprint: 
Washington, DC: Gallaudet University Press, c2012
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Amy Signs: A Mother, Her Deaf Daughter, and Their Stories
Summary: 

“Thirty-seven years ago, I vowed to write a truthful book about raising a deaf child.” Rebecca Willman Gernon followed through on her promise with her deaf daughter Amy Willman in this extraordinary new narrative. Many stories have been told about a parent’s struggle to help her deaf child succeed in a mostly hearing world. Amy Signs marks a signature departure in that both Rebecca and Amy relate their perspectives on their journey together.

       When she learns of 11-month-old Amy’s deafness in 1969, Rebecca fully expresses her anguish, and traces all of the difficulties she endured in trying to find the right educational environment for Amy. The sacrifices of the rest of her family weighed heavily on her, also. Though she resolved to place four-year-old Amy in Nebraska’s residential school for deaf students, the emotional toll seemed too much to bear.

       Amy’s view acts as the perfect counterpoint. Interwoven with her mother’s story, Amy’s account confirms that signing served her best. She summarizes life in boarding school as “laughter and homesickness.” She laughed with all of her deaf friends, though felt homesick at times. Amy thanks her mother for the gift of sign, asserting that a mainstream education would never have led her to earn a master’s degree and later teach American Sign Language at the University of Nebraska. Amy Signs is a positive albeit cautionary tale for parents of deaf children today whose only choice is a mainstreamed education.

Author: 
Rebecca Willman Gernon; Amy Willman
Imprint: 
Washington, D.C.: Gallaudet University Press, c2012
The Deaf Child in a Hearing Family: Nurturing Development
Summary: 

For audiologists in clinic, for school-based audiologists and speech-language pathologists, and for special educators, the wisdom and many years experience shared here make this book an essential and practical guide to the effective management of hearing loss in children.

Boothroyd and Gatty's new book is based on the assumption that the parents are hearing and that spoken-language competence has been established as a goal. Divided into six parts, the authors first summarize basic information on sound, hearing, hearing loss, language, speech, speech perception, and child development. The authors then move on to deal with sensory aspects of management, including information on hearing aids, cochlear implants, assistive listening devices, room acoustics, and lipreading. The assumption is that a first step in management is to optimize and capitalize on hearing when it is present and provide supplements when it is not. The third part deals with steps that can be taken to enrich the child's learning environment.

 

Author: 
Arthur Boothroyd, Janice Gatty
Imprint: 
San Diego, Cali.: Plural Pub., c2012
Bilingual Deaf and Hearing Families: Narrative Interviews
Summary: 

This study emphasizes the importance of family support for deaf members, particularly through the use of both American Sign Language (ASL) and spoken and/or written English. Research has shown how these factors influence such areas as a child’s development, performance in school, and relationships with brothers and sisters. In this volume, authors Barbara Bodner-Johnson and Beth S. Benedict concentrate on the vital, positive effects of bilingualism and how families that share their experiences with other families can enhance all of their children’s achievement and enrichment.

Author: 
Barbara Bodner-Johnson, Beth Sonnenstrahl Benedict
Imprint: 
Washington, D.C.: Gallaudet University Press, c2012
Tell Me How It Reads: Tutoring Deaf and Hearing Students in the Writing Center
Summary: 

Babcock’s book is based on the resulting study of tutoring writing in the college context with both deaf and hearing students and their tutors. She describes sessions in detail between deaf students, hearing tutors, and the interpreters that help them communicate, using a variety of English or contact signing rather than ASL in the tutorials. These experiences illustrate the key differences between deaf-hearing and hearing-hearing tutorials and suggest ways to modify tutoring and tutor-training practices accordingly. Although this study describes methods for tutoring deaf students, its focus on students who learn differently can apply to teaching writing to learning disabled students, ESL students, and other students with different learning styles. Ultimately, the grounded theory analysis within Tell Me How It Reads provides a complete paradigm for tutoring in all writing centers.

Author: 
Rebecca Day Babcock
Imprint: 
Washington, DC: Gallaudet University Press, 2012
Sonic Shaker Portable Vibrating Alarm Clock
Summary: 

The Sonic Alert Sonic Shaker SBP100 travel alarm clock comes complete with batteries, pillow strap with clasp and a protective travel case. You can be awakened by the powerful bed shaker and/or loud pulsating alarm so you won't ever sleep through appointments, work or school.

Features:

90dB audible alarm
Powerful vibration
Easy-to-set function keys
Easy-to-read 0.75" display
Standard size batteries included (2 AA; 1 AAA)
Travel case with pillow clasp included
Continuous four minute snooze
Swivel and flush mounted display protects settings
Manually lighted display for up to 50% longer battery life
Dimensions: 3-3/4" diameter

Author: 
Sonic Alert
Imprint: 
Troy, MI : Sonic Alert, [20--]
NAD-RID National Interpreter Certification Interview & Performance Practice DVD
Summary: 

This valuable DVD features a practice exam that provides interview and performance vignettes that are representative of the current exam format. The practice DVD also allows NIC candidates another layer of preparation in applying practical analytical and critical thinking skills so the NIC candidate can enter the testing site with a greater sense of comfort and knowledge of the exam flow and timing. The 2nd edition of the NAD-RID NIC Practice DVD gives candidates the opportunity to gauge their progress, put skills into practice, and prepare for exam day.

Author: 
RID
Imprint: 
Alexandria, Va.: National Association of the Deaf: Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, 2013
Emergency medical words & sentences in American Sign Language
Summary: 

A set of 2 DVDs. Each DVD teaches over 300 vocabulary words and sentences in ASL that Deaf / Hard of Hearing individuals use in various medical and emergency related situations. The DVDs are a very useful tool for people in emergency professions as well as sign language students and interpreters.

Author: 
Everyday ASL Productions
Imprint: 
Los Angeles, California: Everyday ASL Productions, 2013
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Ear Responsible: Exploring the Skills for Hearing
Summary: 

Teaching youngsters how to care for their ears will provide them a lifetime of healthy learning enjoyment. But to hear, really hear, means youngsters must learn to be good listeners. A way for children to enjoyably explore the art of learning to listen.

Author: 
Film Ideas
Imprint: 
Wheeling, IL: Film Ideas Inc., c2008
Ear and Now: Exploring the Learning from Hearing
Summary: 

Armed with techniques for listening, youngsters are now prepared to put their ears immediately to work in the challenging program Ear and Now. Created in a fun and instructive manner, children will be encouraged to become detectives as they listen to learn from the cacophony of sounds that surround them. 

Author: 
Film Ideas
Imprint: 
Wheeling, IL: Film Ideas Inc., c2008
Baby Wordsworth: First Words, Around the House
Summary: 

Baby Wordsworth playfully taps into your little one's natural curiosity and introduces 30 words from around the home -- both spoken and in sign language. This engaging program presents little ones with familiar objects in the kitchen, playroom, yard and more -- from the living room window to their favorite teddy bear.

Join special guest Marlee Matlin as she demonstrates the concept of nonverbal communication. Also featuring a delightful blend of real-world images, adorable puppet shows and beautiful classical music, Baby Wordsworth is an interactive guide to an exciting world of fun and discovery that you and your child can share -- right under your very own roof!

Author: 
Rashmi Turner
Imprint: 
Burbank, CA: Buena Vista Home Entertainment, c2009

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