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Eardrum-Hum: Exploring the Health of Hearing
Summary: 

Like other organs in the body, our ears must be protected and cared for properly. In EARDRUM-HUM, children learn that while their ears will bring great enjoyment to their lives, loud sounds, foreign objects and childhood infections can sometimes contribute to serious and even permanent damage to their hearing.

Author: 
Film Ideas
Imprint: 
Wheeling, IL: Film Ideas Inc., c2008
Educational Interpreting Practice DVD 7: Elementary Level PSE
Summary: 

This DVD will assist interpreters who are seeking to interpret effectively in educational settings.  The format is presented so that interpreters can practice interpretation skills from “spoken English (teacher discourse) to sign language (for students)” and from “sign language (student discourse) to spoken English.”

DVD contains the following:

• Students who are deaf or hard of hearing relating stories about their lives in sign language
• A voiced interpretation of the student signer
• A CD that has a PDF file that contains a complete transcript of the voiced interpretation

Author: 
Boys Town Press
Imprint: 
Boys Town, NE: Boys Town 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
Using Signing Time with Infants, Toddlers, and Older Children: A Guide for Parents
Summary: 

This guide provides useful tips and strategies for parents, grandparents and other family members. The full guide includes the following sections:

  • Signing with Infants (0-12 months)
  • Signing with Toddlers (13-36 months)
  • Signing with Older Children (3-103 months)
  • Signing with Children with Special Needs
  • What is Signing Time?
  • Success Stories
  • Signing Time Series One Sign Review
  • Signing Time Song Lyrics
Author: 
Two Little Hands Production
Imprint: 
Salt Lake City, UT: Two Little Hands Productions, 20--?
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
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
Sports Signs
Summary: 

This Sports Signs DVD is designed for use by anybody interested in becoming more familiar with sports and the signs associated with the sport.  The DVD covers Basketball, Baseball, Volleyball and Soccer and each sport has three sections: a history of the game, an overview of the rules of the game and finally the vocabulary used to play the game.  The vocabulary is shown from two angles in order to fully view the sign.

Author: 
Sign Media
Imprint: 
Burtonsville, MD: Sign Media, Inc., 2011
No More Laughing at the Deaf Boy: A Technological Adventure Between Silicon Valley and the Alps
Summary: 

Geoffrey Ball's extraordinary adventure in technology began in the legendary Silicon Valley of California and ultimately led him to the mountains of Austria, where he now lives and continues his work. Even as a child, Ball knew that sign language, conventional hearing aids, and lipreading were not for him, so he decided to find a cure for his deafness. Never letting his disability stand in his way, he became a kind of modern Renaissance man with wide-ranging interests and abilities, all coupled with an undeniable talent for entrepreneurship and invention. Ball introduces us to family and friends, surfing buddies and lab rats, business partners and fellow inventors, computer and Internet legends, the larger-than-life mentor who gave him his start, and the woman who ultimately saved his brainchild. He intersperses insights into technology and business with personal anecdotes and fascinating accounts of successes, failures and near misses along the way.

Author: 
Geoffrey Ball
Imprint: 
Innsbruck: Haymon Verlag, 2012
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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
Summary: 

The Guide “Enhancing Literacy Instruction Using Signing Time” provides useful information about how teachers and parents can use Signing Time to help children learn to read. The full guide includes the following sections:

  • Components of Effective Literacy Instruction
  • Addressing Learning Styles
  • Enhancing Literacy with Sign Language
  • What is Signing Time?
  • How Can Signing Time Help?
  • Using Signing Time with Different Age Groups
  • Tips for Teachers, Parents and Librarians
  • Sample Lesson Plan: Zoo Animals
  • Success Stories
Author: 
Virginia Brown; Robin Williams
Imprint: 
Salt Lake City, UT: Two Little Hands Productions, 20--?
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
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
An Introduction to American Deaf Culture
Summary: 

It is an excellent resource for Deaf Studies, Interpreter Training, and Sign Language programs and for anyone interested in the unique culture of Deaf people. It discusses Rules of Social Interaction, Values, Language and Traditions, Group Norms, and Identity. Complete set of 5 one-hour DVDs

Author: 
MJ Bienvenu; Betty Colonomos
Imprint: 
Burtonsville, MD: Sign Media Inc., c2012, 1985
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
Sign Language in the Classroom Using Signing Time
Summary: 

The Guide “Sign Language in the Classroom Using Signing Time” provides useful tips and strategies to teachers in preschool and elementary school classrooms. The guide provides information about how to use Signing Time to improve academic outcomes for all children. The full guide includes the following sections:

  • Why Use Sign Language in the Classroom
  • Signing in the Classroom
    • Reading
    • Alphabet
    • Vocabulary
    • Spelling
  • Recommended Resources
  • Overview of the Signing Time Classroom Edition
  • What is Signing Time?
  • Success Stories
Author: 
Robin Williams; Jim MacCall
Imprint: 
Salt Lake City, UT: Two Little Hands Productions, 20--?
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
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
Rather Ordinary Stories: Advanced Level Lessons
Summary: 

Videos of signed stories. Tapes are at different speeds (words per minute/wpm). Watch to see how the visual features (i.e. directionality, placement, sight line, etc.) are incorporated.Turn the sound off for receptive practice. Written script and suggested use information included for each lesson.

Author: 
Modern Signs Press
Imprint: 
Los Alamitos, Calif.: Modern Signs Press, c2000-2002
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What Did You Say?: An Unexpected Journey into the World of Hearing Loss
Summary: 

Nothing prepared Monique Hammond for her own sudden hearing loss, and her questions to medical professionals often left her with more questions than answers. What Did You Say? is the book she wishes she had when she was coping with and trying to understand her own hearing loss.

Hammond points out that she is not a professional hearing specialist, so her first important message is that people who experience any ear-related symptoms ''must consult their physician or ear specialist for proper diagnosis and treatment.'' From there, she provides organized, easy-to-understand facts and details that enable readers to have educated discussions with their medical professionals. Weaving together her own experiences with a wealth of information, Hammond's wisdom and insights are invaluable, and her story is one that needs to be shared.

Author: 
Monique E. Hammond
Imprint: 
Minneapolis, MN: Two Harbors Press, c2012
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
Supporting the Autism Spectrum Using Signing Time
Summary: 

The Guide “Supporting the Autism Spectrum Using Signing Time” provides useful information about how parents and teachers can use Signing Time to support the development of language skills and social skills of individuals on the autism spectrum. The full guide includes the following sections:

  • What is Autism?
  • Common Challenges for Individuals with Autism and Their Caregivers
  • Sign Language for Effective Communication
  • What is Signing Time?
  • How Signing Time Can Help?
  • How can I Incorporate Signing Time into my Child’s Treatment Program?
  • Tips for Teaching and Using Signs in Daily Life
  • Success Stories


Use the Autism Guide to increase communication and social skills with children on the Autism Spectrum.

Author: 
Kimberly Fries; Brenda Gardner-Jones
Imprint: 
Salt Lake City, UT: Two Little Hands Productions, 20--?
SignMaster: A Master ASL! Vocabulary Review Game
Summary: 

Based on Master ASL! Level One by Jason E. Zinza

Players move through a full color game board advancing when they correctly sign vocabulary words, sentences, and expressions. Challenge cards enable a player to question another player'­s sign production. If incorrect, the player loses a turn.

3 to 8 players. A fun way to review vocabulary and practice sentences!

Author: 
Beverly G. Stokem
Imprint: 
Burtonsville, MD: Sign Media, Inc., 2010
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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