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New Materials

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
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
Sign With Me, Volume 2: Building Concepts
Summary: 

Sign With Me is an instructional sign language series for hearing parents of deaf children age birth to three. Volume 2, Building Concepts is designed to improve your signing and parenting skills and stimulate your deaf child's language acquisition. You will also learn how to use signs to describe feelings and experiences as well as objects, teach concepts like wet and dry during your child's daily routines such as bath time, and use questions words to encourage your child's curiosity. Included are two DVDs containing eight lessons, each with five activities or games family members can use with your deaf child and two DVDs with open-captioned versions of these activities. An accompanying workbook is available and is recommended.

Author: 
Boys Town National Research Hospital
Imprint: 
Omaha, NE: Boys Town National Research Hospital, c1994
King Midas in American Sign Language
Summary: 

The story of King Midas and his golden touch is retold by Mike Lamitola. He first shows and explains key signs used in the story along with their English vocabulary words. Then, ten selected sentences illustrated in the *companion book, King Midas, are shown so that young viewers can learn and recognize them. These introductory parts will help the young viewers understand and appreciate the story of King Midas that Mike performs during the final part of the tape.

Author: 
Gallaudet College
Imprint: 
Washington, D.C. : Gallaudet University Press, 2013, 1990
Spotlight on Deaf Artists
Summary: 

Narrator Deborah Sonnenstrahl takes us on a tour of the exhibit of art works by deaf artists on display at Gallaudet College from September 21 - December 4, 1981. She tells a little about each work. The deaf artists included are Francisco de Goya, John Brewster, Theophilus, Hope d’Estrella, Douglas Tilden, Cadwallader Washburn, Granville Redmond and Morris Broderson.

Author: 
Gallaudet College Television
Imprint: 
[Washington, D.C.] : Gallaudet College, 2013, 1982
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Starting Points: Preparing Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students for Literacy Success
Summary: 

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
Little Quack
Summary: 

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
Sign With Me, Volume 1: Building Conversations
Summary: 

Part of an instructional sign language series for hearing parents of deaf children age birth to three. In Volume 1, Building Conversations, basic signs which can be used with children everyday are presented. Also you will learn how to sign short, simple and expressive sentences, follow your child's lead in communicating, use facial expressions and body movement to support signed messages, understand a variety of adult and child signers, and use positive parenting skills to improve your child's communication development. Included are two DVDs containing eight lessons each with five activities or games family members can use with your deaf child and two DVDs with open-captioned versions of these lessons.

Author: 
Boys Town National Research Hospital
Imprint: 
Omaha, NE: Boys Town National Research Hospital, c1994
Celebration of Deaf Dance
Summary: 

In a tribute to the Gallaudet University Dance Company’s 40th Anniversary, Celebration of Deaf Dance is moving testimonial to the achievements of these collegiate dancers. Gil Eastman, a founding member of the company, hosts this celebration, and introduces past and present dancers and directors who reveal the trade secrets of their collective success.

Author: 
Dept. of Television, Photography, and Educational Technology, Gallaudet University
Imprint: 
Washington, D.C. : Dept. of Television, Photography, and Educational Technology, Gallaudet University, 2013, 1995
A 21st Century Deaf Ministry From a Biblical Perspective: Workbook
Summary: 

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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A Creature Was Stirring: One Boy's Night Before Christmas
Summary: 

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
Signing Time My First Signs Volume 1
Summary: 

From their magical world, Alex, Leah and Hopkins, their frog invite infants and children to learn to sign. The Signing Time Series combines signing children and infants, animation, and music and an adult that models each sign. Volume 1, My First Signs presents eighteen (18) sign concepts including milk, bird, want, eat and cat. Available with Spanish play options.

Author: 
Two Little Hands Productions
Imprint: 
Salt Lake City, UT: Two Little Hands Productions, c2007
Welcome Aboard & The Invisible Barrier
Summary: 

Welcome Aboard: Gives practical suggestions to teachers for modifying techniques to include deaf students in classes and answers many general questions about deafness.

The Invisible Barrier: This videotape presents some of the problems, frustrations and pleasures in the day of a deaf professional couple coping with the hearing world. The point is made that both deaf and hearing people must work to overcome the resistance and ignorance of hearing people. Deaf people can do anything, except hear! The captioning is for hearing audiences who don’t understand sign language.

Author: 
Gallaudet College
Imprint: 
Washington, D.C. : Gallaudet, 2013, 1978
Tales From a Clubroom
Summary: 

This three-act play takes place in a typical Deaf club that can be found in any American city. Deaf clubs are the principal meeting places and forums of Deaf people and, in most cases, are the only places where Deaf people can socialize. The play’s characters are representative of the people one meets at the average club.

Author: 
Department of Television, Film and Photography, Gallaudet College
Imprint: 
Washington, D.C. : Gallaudet College, 2013, 1991
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Madness in the Mainstream
Summary: 

Deaf and hard of hearing students are often placed in mainstream educational settings in accordance with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Many of these students succeed in what's considered the Least Restrictive Environment of the mainstream. Or do they? Madness in the Mainstream is a rare account of what goes on behind the scenes. Deaf author Mark Drolsbaugh pulls no punches as he reveals the consequences of life in the mainstream for deaf and hard of hearing students.

Author: 
Mark Drolsbaugh
Imprint: 
Spring House, PA: Handwave Publications, c2013
Ferdinand
Summary: 

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
SKI-HI Total Communication Video Program
Summary: 

This program was developed to teach Total Communication to families of young deaf and/or hard of hearing children in their homes. Each lesson shows the family how to make signs. Then there is a check to see how well family members learned the signs. Finally, there are practice sentences, demonstrations and sign tips to show application of the signs. There are six DVDs in the set.

Disk 1
Lesson 1: Identify Members of the Family
Lesson 2: Getting Along With the Family
Lesson 3: More Family Survival Signs
Lesson 4: Getting Up
Lesson 5: Getting Dressed
Lesson 6: Brushing Teeth & Combing Hair
Lesson 7: Changing Diapers
Lesson 8: Getting a Drink
Lesson 9: Going to the Bathroom

Disk 2
Lesson 10: Getting Dressed for Bed
Lesson 11: Storytime (Intro to Animals)
Lesson 12: Little Rhymes, Songs & Prayers
Lesson 13: Foods
Lesson 14: More Foods & Eating Meals
Lesson 15: Preparing Meals
Lesson 16: Body Parts
Lesson 17: Getting Hurt & Being Sick
Lesson 18: Expressing Feelings

Disk 3
Lesson 19: Things in the House
Lesson 20: Taking Care of Clothes
Lesson 21: Setting & Clearing the Table
Lesson 22: Toys & Playthings
Lesson 23: Playing Outside the House
Lesson 24: Playing Inside the House
Lesson 25: Traveling
Lesson 26: Visiting Places
Lesson 27: Going to School
Lesson 28: Manual Alphabet
Lesson 29: Question & Connecting Words
Lesson 30: Prepositions & Affixes

Disc 4
Lesson 31: Relatives & Relationships
Lesson 32: Identifiers & Pronouns
Lesson 33: People in the Community
Lesson 34: Body Parts
Lesson 35: Sickness & Injury
Lesson 36: Clothing
Lesson 37: Home & Farm Animals
Lesson 38: Wild Animals
Lesson 39: Birds, Fish, Insects & Reptiles

Disk 5
Lesson 40: Fruits & Vegetables
Lesson 41: Treats & Beverages
Lesson 42: Meats, Main Dishes & Cooking Ingredients
Lesson 43: Describing People & Things
Lesson 44: Describing Sizes, Amounts, Distances & Actions
Lesson 45: Ways of Feeling
Lesson 46: Things in the House
Lesson 47: Things in the Yard
Lesson 48: Nature

Disc 6
Lesson 49: Days & Time
Lesson 50: Months & Seasons
Lesson 51: Holidays & Celebrations
Lesson 52: Communication & Action Words
Lesson 53: Action Words
Lesson 54: Less Action Words
Lesson 55: Getting There (Transportation & Directions)
Lesson 56: Places
Lesson 57: Countries
Lesson 58: At School
Lesson 59: Reading, Writing, Arithmetic & Communication Skills
Lesson 60: Music, Science, Art, & Sports

Author: 
HOPE, Inc
Imprint: 
North Logan, UT: Ski-Hi Institute, c2006
Deaf Folklore
Title:
Summary: 

Deaf anthropologist Simon Carmel lectures at Gallaudet College on Deaf culture, including jokes, sign lore, legends and heroes. NOTE: The tapes were shot in a classroom under less than ideal conditions. While they are easily comprehensible, the picture contrast is low.

Author: 
Gallaudet College Television
Imprint: 
[Washington, D.C.] : Gallaudet College Television, 2013, 1980
Why Do We Bother To Teach Foreign Languages To Deaf Students?
Summary: 

An explanation for hearing teachers of students who are deaf on why it is important to teach foreign language to them. Some techniques including modifications to traditional teaching methods are also presented on how the teachers at Gallaudet University teach foreign languages. In an effort to assist hearing teachers teach the French and Spanish language to deaf students, they created a series of grammatical lessons in each language but taught in ASL.

Author: 
Gallaudet University
Imprint: 
Washington, D.C.: Gallaudet University, c1995
My Dog Kiefer
Title:
Summary: 

There is something very special about my dog Keifer...he is a Border Collie and was born deaf! Keifer wants to tell you all about himself and teach you how to talk to him using your hands. Follow him throughout his day and learn about what makes him truly special.

Author: 
Trisha Malfitano
Imprint: 
Bloomington, IN: Trafford Publishing, c2011
big al
Title:
Summary: 

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
Rachel and the TreeSchoolers: Incredible Insects
Summary: 

Intended to entertain and educate, Rachel and her Treeschooler friends use stories and songs to teach a preschool curriculum and character-building values. In this episode, the Incredible Insects curriculum explores parts of an insect, habitats, insect facts, variety of insects, alphabet, American Sign Language, problem-solving, and the valuable contributions of each unique individual.

This set comes with an accompanying CD of music and downloadable free activity books can be found at:
http://www.signingtime.com/treeschoolers

Author: 
Two Little Hands Productions
Imprint: 
Midvale, UT: Two Little Hands Productions, c2013
Interview Bloopers
Summary: 

Interview Bloopers: A Comical Look at Interviewing Deaf Applicants-Demonstrates common errors people make when using an interpreter and interaction with a deaf person during an interview. This is done using a situation role play followed by a discussion of the inappropriate behaviors presented (1983)

The New Interview Bloopers - This lighthearted videotape is designed for hearing managers and supervisors who will be performing an employment interview with a deaf person and interpreter for the first time. It is also useful for people who have questions about what is or is not legal when soliciting information and for helping professionals understand the feelings a deaf person may have during an improper interview (1995)

Author: 
Gallaudet University Career Center
Imprint: 
Washington, D.C.: Gallaudet College Television, 1983, 1995
Communication Rules for Hard of Hearing People
Summary: 

Presents helpful rules for hard of hearing and hearing people to follow to improve communication with one another. A series of brief interactions is shown twice. In the first scene, someone is doing something wrong. After the scene is completed, stop the videotape, identify what was wrong, and discuss how you would correct the situation. Start the tape again to see how the producers corrected the mistake.

Author: 
producer, Samuel Trychin ; director, Sandy Maley
Imprint: 
[Washington, D.C.] : Gallaudet University, 2013, 1986

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