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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
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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
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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
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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
Kiefer and Friends
Summary: 

Kiefer and Friends is a story about a Border Collie born deaf that shows the world that all dogs can lead a happy life even if they are living with a disability. The book also teaches people not to judge others by the way they look. You will meet some incredible dogs and learn about the different things they like to do. You will also learn some sign language.

Author: 
Trisha Malfitano
Imprint: 
United States: Create Space, c2012
Signing On
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Summary: 

This DVD looks at deaf breast cancer survivors and the impact such a diagnosis can have on their spouses, children, and the deaf community itself. The film does not shy away from the hard facts as it relates to the barriers, uncertainties and fears that deaf people experience when faced with a difficult diagnosis, often compounded by challenges communicating with health professionals and understanding complex medical terms.

Author: 
Barbara Allen
Imprint: 
Whitehouse Station, NJ: Barbara Allen, c2011
Rachel and the TreeSchoolers: Plants and Flowers
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 Plants and Flowers curriculum explores such questions as:
• How do plants grow?
• What do plants need to live?
• What is photosynthesis?
• What are the parts of a plant?
• How can we work together to learn something new?
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
Lost in the System
Summary: 

"I sat in meeting after meeting listening to Max's teachers say 'What a joy it is to have Max in my class.' They talked about this little boy always smiling and a delight to teach. Two years later these same teachers said we can't educate Max. Then the District wanted to toss Max aside after wasting two years of his education with no real plan. I should have known there was something wrong when Max said to one of his teachers 'I don't want to come here anymore. Nobody likes me. I have no friends.' Alienated and pushed aside from the moment Max entered the District it was heartbreaking to watch and wonder what was to become of Max. Fear overcame me; scared Max would be forever lost in an educational system unable to teach him. It became my life's mission to fix the wrong that was done to Max. I was plunged into the fight of my life against a cutthroat District more focused on penny-pinching than educating. Never was I more afraid of failure, knowing Max's education was on the line and even more disheartening was the knowledge that if I lose my son pays the ultimate price."--Back cover

Author: 
Tom Gibson
Imprint: 
Glen Cove, NY: Tom Gibson, c2012
Children of a Lesser God
Summary: 

Remarkable performances by Marlee Matlin and William Hurt helped make Children of a Lesser God one of the most critically acclaimed films of 1986. The movie is a love story based on the hit Broadway play about John Leeds, an idealistic special education teacher, and a headstrong Deaf girl named Sarah. At first, Leeds sees Sarah as a teaching challenge. But soon, their teacher/student relationship blossoms into a love so passionate it shatters the barrier of silence that keeps them apart.

Author: 
Hesper Anderson and Mark Medoff
Imprint: 
Hollywood, Calif. : Paramount Home Video, c2000
What Do I Do Now?: Communication Skills and Strategies for Individuals Working with Young Children Who Have Sensory Impairments
Summary: 

This is a series of 24 lessons on DVD and a manual especially for paraeducators, teacher’s aides, and teachers that features skills and strategies for communicating effectively with young children who have special needs with a focus on children who are sensory impaired. Topics include recognizing and responding to communication signals, building communication into daily routines, interactive turn-taking, active vs. passive communication, choice-making, using calendar systems, encouraging peer interaction, and more. Each topic has a laminated card with lesson tips.

Author: 
Hope Publishing
Imprint: 
Logan, Utah : SKI-HI Institute, Department of Communicative Disorders, Utah State University : Distributed by HOPE, Inc., 2004
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]
TSD Sign Language Series
Summary: 

A series of instructional Signed English videos based on the sign system used at the Tennessee School for the Deaf in Knoxville, TN. There are 12 Units in the series with two tapes per Unit: Lessons 1-4 and Lessons 5-8. Placement review tapes covering Units I-IV; V-VIII; and IX-XII serve as reviews of the signs previously taught. *Accompanying Handouts Are Available For Each Unit.

Author: 
Tennessee School for the Deaf
Imprint: 
Knoxville, TN : Tennessee School for the Deaf
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?]

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