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Sign Language Practice Series: Sentences
Summary: 

Rex Lowman’s series of 200 sign language practice tests each consisting of 25 signed sentences for self-testing of receptive sign language skills. A minimum level of proficiency in Signed English is needed to begin the series. Each tape becomes increasing more difficult than the previous one.

(Answer sheets are available.)

Author: 
Rex Lowman
Imprint: 
Washington, D.C. : Gallaudet University, 2013, 1970
Sign Language Practice Series: Paragraphs
Summary: 

Rex Lowman’s series of more than 200 practice paragraph tests are signed with pauses between each paragraph for self-testing of receptive sign language skills. The series provides good practice in reading fingerspelling. A minimum level of proficiency in Signed English is needed to begin the series. Each tape is increasingly more difficult than the previous one.

Answer sheets are available.)

Author: 
Rex Lowman
Imprint: 
Washington, D.C. : Gallaudet University, 2013, 1979
ASL for Families
Summary: 

This video series, “ASL for Families” is a set of 5 DVDs composed of 37 lessons designed to correspond with and reference the ASL lessons found in the SKI-HI produced Deaf Mentor Curriculum, which is available but not required. Each lesson features an ASL concept, presentation of vocabulary and practice sentences. The tapes are designed to provide instructional support and practice to families as they learn ASL concepts from their Deaf mentor, but can also be used by anyone learning ASL.

Video 1 81 min.
Grammatical and emotive aspects of facial expressions, basic declarative statements, asking yes/no questions, changing statements to questions, asking a wh-question, directional verbs, showing courtesy, showing possession, presence of objects with the verb ‘have’ and the correct usage of ‘no’.

Video 2 78 min.
Qualities and attributes, ASL word order: topic-comment, ASL word order: Noun-adjective, ASL word order: three signs or less, ASL word order: subject-verb object, use of space, referring to persons and places, using pronouns, possessive pronouns, facial expression, showing different meaning using facial expression and sign expression.

Video 3 78 min.
Fingerspelling, loan signs, temporal aspect of ASL, movement of a sign showing the amount of time in an activity, adjective/adverb modulation, use of classifiers, pronomial classifiers, the time line in ASL.

Video 4 55 min.
ASL word order: time indicators, cardinal number system and quantifiers, ordinal number system, unique number system, plurality: how to show more than one.

Video 5 32 min.
Number incorporation, showing past tense in ASL, future tense in ASL, ASL word order: time sequence principle, using conceptually accurate signs.

Author: 
Hope Publishing
Imprint: 
North Logan, UT : Hope, Inc. : Ski-Hi Institute, 2013, 2003
Aids: What the Deaf Community Needs to Know
Summary: 

Facts about AIDS are presented in an easily understood story format. What is AIDS? How is AIDS acquired? How is AIDS transmitted? What can you do to protect yourself from AIDS? All of these questions and more are addressed in this specially produced program for Deaf people.

Author: 
Susan Currie-Smith
Imprint: 
[S.l.] : SCS Productions ; Gallaudet Media [distributor], 2013, 1988
Understanding and Appreciating Deafness
Summary: 

This video tape presents very candid and heart-felt comments and discussions from parents about their children who are deaf. They share insight about how important it was to learn about deafness and deaf culture and what it meant being able to participate in the Deaf community. The video is shown two times on the DVD, first in English then in Spanish.

Author: 
Hope Publishing
Imprint: 
Logan, Utah : Utah State University ; Distributed by HOPE Inc, 2013, 1999
Hearing Aid Management Skills for Families of Young Children Who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Summary: 

This video presents information that will help family members of deaf and hard of hearing infants and young children learn some basic hearing aid management skills. Parent advisors describe: the anatomy of the ear, tests given to check levels of hearing, audiograms, functions of the hearing aid, fitting the aid, a daily listening check for the device, establishing full-time usage, care for the aid, and troubleshooting the hearing aid focusing primarily on the problem of acoustic feedback.

Author: 
Written, directed and produced by the SKI*HI Institute, Department of Communication Disorders
Imprint: 
Logan, Utah : Hope Inc., 2013, 1993
Perspectives On Getting a Cochlear Implant
Summary: 

The decision to give one’s child a cochlear implant is a very difficult one. This video presents differing viewpoints on the topic. A majority of the discussion occurs in casual round-table type conversation between the two parents of a young eighteen month old deaf child, Emily, a deaf mentor who uses ASL, and a hearing support therapist. The videos culminates with each person providing rationale for their viewpoint and feelings.

Author: 
Hope Publishing
Imprint: 
North Logan, UT : Hope, Inc., 2013, 2004
For a Deaf Son
Summary: 

This is the story of a family’s journey through a confusing maze of emotions, medical opinions, politics and the life-changing decisions that must be made when a deaf child is born to a hearing couple. It follows a year in the life of four-year-old Thomas Tranchin and the struggle of the producer/director and his family to unlock Thomas’ expressive capacities. It presents clearly and frankly the struggle of the parents to choose a communication mode. The tape is invaluable for hearing families of newly diagnosed deaf children and the professionals who work with them.

Author: 
Rob Tranchin with Laurie Tranchin, Ginny Martin
Imprint: 
[Alexandria, Va.] : PBS Video, 2013, 1994
Faculty Sign Communication: Units 1-7
Summary: 

Practice sentences for receptive skills in ASL:
Unit #1: Time related signs, “wh” question words
Unit #2: Familiar relationship pronomials
Unit #3: Gallaudet related signs, adverbs of time
Unit #4: Departments of instruction, academic related signs
Unit #5: Feeling and attitudinal related signs
Unit #6: Home related signs
Unit #7: Signs related to people, health and appearance

Author: 
Gallaudet
Imprint: 
Washington, D.C. : Gallaudet Media Distribution, 2013, 1986
The Touch
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Summary: 

A drama in three acts about a deaf-blind man, living on his own for the first time, and his relationships with his hearing mother and a young woman. Adapted from Butterflies are Free by Leonard Gershe.

Author: 
Don Bangs
Imprint: 
[Washington, D.C.] : Gallaudet College, 2013, [1983?]
Conceptual Accuracy in Religious Signing
Summary: 

Dr. Mike Tuccelli, a deaf minister, demonstrates in sign language approximately 500 words pertaining to religion. Two to three variations of the same word/concept are often presented and explained. Conceptual accuracy is stressed.

Author: 
MikeTuccelli
Imprint: 
Gainesville, Fla. : M & M Multi-Media Productions, [2000?]
American Government Vocabulary
Summary: 

Maureen Longo Tuccelli, CI, demonstrates and explains vocabulary used in American Government classrooms. Vocabulary include “Checks and Balances, Habeas Corpus, Anarchy, Implied Powers”, etc. You can also use this DVD to teach deaf children vocabulary.

Author: 
Maureen Longo Tuccelli
Imprint: 
[Elkton, Fla.] : M and M Multi-Media Productions, [2010?]
Deaf Culture
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Summary: 

This DVD explores several different aspects of Deaf Culture. The topics discussed are:
What is Deaf Culture?
Deaf Culture Can Motivate!
Sign and Speech Helps!
Without Training, What Happens?
Employment
The Three “A”s
A Win/Win Deal!
Perspectives
Components of Deaf Culture
Subcultures
Preferences
What is Normal?
Language Controversy
Language and Deaf Culture
Cochlear Implants
Career Preparation
Language and Learning
CI and Language
Trouble Learning English… Why?
Structure of Language
Language Continuum
Choosing the Best School
Deaf Ed “Fixes”
High Expectations Works!
Rules of Behavior
Final Thoughts

Author: 
Dr. Sign
Imprint: 
[Elkton, Fla.] : M and M Multi-Media Productions, [2006]
ASL Stories by Paul Jones
Summary: 

Paul Jones, a Deaf ASL storyteller, tells three stories with lots of action and details. Taped live at University of Florida’s Deaf ASL Storytelling Festival, Paul Jones moves across the stage and sometimes off screen. This is good receptive practice for ASL learners and ITP students. *People that get queasy easily might suffer motion sickness while watching this DVD.

Author: 
Paul Jones
Imprint: 
[Gainesville, Fla.] : M & M MultiMedia, [2008?]
Patriotic Songs in ASL and Signed English
Summary: 

Maureen Tuccelli, a Comprehensively Certified Interpreter, shows you how to sign America the Beautiful and God Bless America in both ASL and in Signed English. A step-by-step approach explains to both the Deaf and interpreters the meaning of the signs used in both versions. A preview of the 2002 Silent Weekend held in Florida is presented at the beginning of the video.

Author: 
Maureen Longo Tuccelli
Imprint: 
Gainesville, FL : M and M Multi-Media Productions, [2002]
ASL Stories by Doug Bullard
Summary: 

Doug Bullard, deaf author of Islay, tells stories such as “Teaching ASL”, “Interpreters”, “Bear Hunting”, “Life in Alaska”, “Travel Stories”, “History of Women” and “Hitch-hiking”. Stories range from 1 minute to 29 minutes. This is good receptive practice for ASL learners and ITP students.

Author: 
Douguiya Bullard
Imprint: 
[Gainesville, Fla.] : M & M MultiMedia, [2008?]
Switched at Birth: Volume One
Summary: 

Switched at Birth tells the story of two teenage girls who discover they were accidentally switched as newborns in the hospital. Bay Kennish grew up in a wealthy family with two parents and a brother. Meanwhile, Daphne Vasquez, who contracted meningitis and became deaf at an early age, grew up with a single mother in a working-class neighborhood. Things come to a dramatic head when the families meet and struggle to learn how to live together for the sake of the girls.

The series stars Katie Leclerc as Daphne, Vanessa Marano as Bay, Constance Marie as Regina, D.W. Moffett as John, Lea Thompson as Kathryn, Lucas Grabeel as Toby, Sean Berdy as Emmett, Gilles Marini as Angelo, with guest star Marlee Matlin as Melody.

Author: 
ABC Family
Imprint: 
Burbank, Calif. : Buena Vista Home Entertainment, [2011]
The Bart and Amy Show: The Gingerbread Man
Summary: 

The Comprehensive Educational Resource Center at the Tennessee School for the Deaf produced this series of programs. Bart and Amy are signing bears made by Quiet Bears in Ventura, California. They read aloud and sign books. The purpose of the program is to provide a high interest method of introducing books to pre-school and elementary level children. The program is designed to be a catalyst for reading and conversation between parent and child and for classroom discussion.

Author: 
Tennessee School for the Deaf
Imprint: 
Knoxville, Tenn. : Tennessee School for the Deaf, 2013, 1988
The Bart and Amy Show: A Fox Jumped Up One Winter's Night
Summary: 

The Comprehensive Educational Resource Center at the Tennessee School for the Deaf produced this series of programs. Bart and Amy are signing bears made by Quiet Bears in Ventura, California. They read aloud and sign books. The purpose of the program is to provide a high interest method of introducing books to pre-school and elementary level children. The program is designed to be a catalyst for reading and conversation between parent and child and for classroom discussion.

Author: 
Tennessee School for the Deaf
Imprint: 
Knoxville, Tenn. : Tennessee School for the Deaf, 2013, 1988
What!
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Summary: 

A series of skits examining various aspects of being deaf and shows how creative signing can be.

Author: 
Gallaudet
Imprint: 
Washington, D.C. : Gallaudet University, 2013, 1980
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When Hearing Fades: Perspectives on Hearing Loss in Later Years
Summary: 

Features four experts in the field of aging and hearing loss discussing the audiological, social, and emotional aspects of late onset hearing loss. The topics covered include audiological factors, communication techniques, assistive devices, coping strategies, the role of the family, the support system, and the role of professionals.

Author: 
Gallaudet
Imprint: 
[Washington, D.C.] : Gallaudet University, 2013, [c1987]

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