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Educational Interpreting Practice, Secondary Level- ASL, DVD 10
Summary: 

Produced by Boys Town National Research Hospital, these Educational Interpreter Performance Assessment (EIPA) DVDs 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.” Secondary students who are deaf or hard of hearing relating stories about their lives in sign language with or w/o interpretation

Author: 
Boys Town Press
Imprint: 
Boys Town, NE: Boys Town Press, 2012
Educational Interpreting Practice Elementary Level: MCE, DVD 11
Summary: 

Produced by Boys Town National Research Hospital, these Educational Interpreter Performance Assessment (EIPA) DVDs 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.” Elementary students who are deaf or hard of hearing relating stories about their lives in sign language with or w/o interpretation

Author: 
Boys Town Press
Imprint: 
Boys Town, Neb.: Boys Town Press, 2007
Happy Signs Day
Summary: 

Happy Signs Day teaches useful signs that are used throughout the day to allow young children to express their needs. This DVD features 3-D animation together with children who are learning to sign. The accompanying quick reference guide goes along with the signs introduced in the DVD: bib, eat, more, drink, all done, toothbrush, coat, hat and dog.

Author: 
Language Tree
Imprint: 
Orange County, CA: Language Tree, LLC, 2006
Bible Fun with American Sign Language.  Friends and Play: Teacher's Guide
Summary: 

Do you teach Sunday School or Bible lessons? Want to incorporate fun lessons about God and Jesus at home or on the go? This great little book has lessons, activities, and ideas for using everyday signs to share and learn the Word. When using American Sign Language, Bible stories come to life and lessons are hidden away in the heart, ready for understanding and easy recollection later.

Commonly used, everyday signs are incorporated in five different lessons about friendship, manners, obedience, cleanliness, and learning God’s Word.

The Friends and Play manual was written from a non-denominational, evangelical perspective. The Bible versions referenced were taken from the New International Version and King James Version; however, no direct quotes were used, but summarized with reference to the passage. This was done so any Bible version that the reader uses will be applicable.

Each lesson includes songs, videos, poems, books, discussion topics, activities, and crafts so you can provide a complete multisensory learning experience.

Actual Christian signs are not taught in the Guide or on the DVD, however, there are references to online websites that help visually learn Christian signs.

Author: 
Two Little Hands
Imprint: 
Salt Lake City, UT: Two Little Hands Productions, 2011
Building ASL Interpreting and Translation Skills : Narratives for Practice
Summary: 

DVD and Book set. Demonstrates selected scenarios from each part of the text. Parts I and II emphasize receptive skill building while Parts III and IV model expressive skills. Designed for students taking courses in American Sign Language (ASL) as well as students and practictioners engaged in the field of interpreting who want to develop or enhance their skill.

Author: 
Nanci A. Scheetz
Imprint: 
Boston, MA: Pearson, Allyn and Bacon, 2009
Happy Signs Night
Summary: 

Happy Signs Night eases the transition from day to night by improving communication by teaching young children how to express their needs through Sign Language. This DVD features 3-D animation together with children who are learning to sign. The accompanying quick reference guide goes along with the signs introduced in the DVD: play, cat, bath, comb, song, book, love and sleep.

Author: 
Language Tree
Imprint: 
Orange County, CA: Language Tree, LLC, 2006-2008
Outcasts and Angels : The New Anthology of Deaf Characters in Literature
Summary: 

In 1976, Trent Batson and Eugene Bergman released their classic "Angels and Outcasts: An Anthology of Deaf Characters in Literature." In it, they featured works from the 19th and 20th centuries by well-known authors such as Charles Dickens and Eudora Welty. They also presented less-well-known deaf authors, and they prefaced each excerpt with remarks on context, societal perceptions, and the dignity due to deaf people. Since then, much has transpired, turning around the literary criticism regarding portrayals of deaf people in print. Edna Edith Sayers reflects these changes in her new collection "Outcasts and Angels: The New Anthology of Deaf Characters in Literature." Sayers mines the same literary vein as the earlier volume with rich new results. Her anthology also introduces rare works by early masters such as Daniel Defoe. She includes three new deaf authors, Charlotte Elizabeth, Howard T. Hofsteater, and Douglas Bullard, who offer compelling evidence of the attitudes toward deaf people current in their eras. In search of commonalities and comparisons, Sayers reveals that the defining elements of deaf literary characters are fluid and subtly different beyond the predominant dueling stereotypes of preternaturally spiritual beings and thuggish troglodytes

Author: 
Edited by: Edna Edith Sayers
Imprint: 
Washington, DC: Gallaudet University Press, 2012
Let's hear it for Almigal / by Wendy Kupfer ; illustrated by Tammie Lyon
Summary: 

Meet Almigal, a spunky little girl with a BIG personality who's determined to hear "every single sound in the whole entire universe!" That includes ... her friend Isabella's baby brother's funny giggle, the robins singing outside her bedroom window, the soft Swan Song Madam plays during ballet class, and especially her friend Chloe's teeny-tiny voice. But most of all, Almigal wants to hear her Mommy and Daddy whisper, "We love you, Almigal!" when they tuck her into bed at night. Almigal's spirit and her cotton-candy pink cochlear implants will have everyone shouting, "Let's hear it for Almigal!"

Author: 
Wendy Kupfer
Imprint: 
Delray Beach, FL :Handfinger Press, 2012
Parable Theater: Jeff 'n' Toby
Summary: 

Jeff Jackson and Toby Welch present eight modern-day parables that are based on the book of James.  The skits are designed to help start discussions relevant to the theme of each passage of scripture.  There is an accompanying printed booklet with scripture references and several discussion questions for each skit.  This DVD also includes the book of James from The Bible: ASL Translation.  The skit titles and accompanying scripture they represent are:

  •    Workout     James 1:1-4
  •    The Swimming Lesson    James 1:5-8
  •    Two Voices     James 1:12-18
  •    Strangers and Friends    James 2:1-9
  •    The Right Place?    James 2:14-17
  •    Dangerous Hands    James 3:1-12
  •    Chip Dips     James 4:1-10
  •    Growing Patience   James 5:7-8

Note: In the skit, ‘Two Voices,’ the subject of pornography is dealt with.

Author: 
Jeff Jackson; Toby Welch
Imprint: 
Council Bluffs, IA: Deaf Missions, 2008
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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--]
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--?
Mr. Shineyhead's Assorted Stories
Summary: 

This DVD has a variety of stories by Patrick Fischer, a storyteller, actor and teacher, which are meant to entertain and provide receptive practice.  Intended for experienced ASL users and advanced students. The stories in “Mr. Shineyhead’s Travels” also include elements of Deaf Culture. The stories in “Tales in the Dark” have themes that are more sinister, focusing on mystery, sadness and death.  All of the stories include a variety of ASL Classifiers.

Mr. Shineyhead's Travels:

  •   Deaf Dog in the Park
  •   State Fair
  •   Mr Wild Wild West
  •   Gone Fishin'
  •   The Pirate
  •   Me Here!

Tales in the Dark:

  •   The Mountain Lion
  •   Ice Lake
  •   Civil War
  •   Lorelei
  •   The Goblins

Also includes a special ASL translation of the Star-Spangled Banner.

Author: 
Patrick Fischer
Imprint: 
Clinton, Washington: VisualizeASL, 2009
The Complete IEP Guide: How to Advocate for Your Special Ed Child
Summary: 

Create an IEP with this start-to-finish guide for caring parents! 

Your special needs child needs a special education, and as a parent, you face a number of obstacles as you work with your school district to develop an Individual Education Plan (IEP) - lots of steps, complicated paperwork, and intimidating procedures may seem like too much to take on...

...but you can do it! Let The Complete IEP Guide guide you through this complex process with vital information, strategies, and the encouragement you need to secure your child's education. Get everything you need to:

  • understand your child's rights
  • untangle eligibility rules and assessments
  • collect all school records
  • draft goals and objectives
  • pinpoint specific problems
  • develop a blueprint of program and services
  • research school programs and alternatives
  • prepare for IEP meetings
  • resolve disputes with your school district

Whether you're new to the IEP process or entering it once again, this user-friendly, plain English guide is your outline for an effective educational experience for your child. You'll get all the forms, sample letters, and resources that you could possibly need at any stage of the IEP process.

The 7th edition is completely updated to reflect the latest -- and major -- changes to federal regulations concerning your special education student, including details about your child's eligibility for special education services.

Author: 
Lawrence M. Siegel
Imprint: 
Berkeley, CA: Nolo, c2011
Dr. Wonder's Workshop: Season One
Summary: 

Dr. Wonder’s Workshop is a children’s television series performed entirely in American Sign Language by an all Deaf cast of actors and storytellers.  Join inventor Dr. Wonder and his group of creative friends as they work together, laugh together, and learn important life lessons.  There are thirteen episodes of the show, complete with Bible stories, object lessons, and original songs performed in sign language by the AMESLAN Kids.

Author: 
Silent Blessings, Deaf Video Communications and Deaf Missions
Imprint: 
Indianapolis, Ind.: Deaf Missions, p2007
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
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--?
Educational Interpreting Practice DVD 5: Elementary Level
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
Journey to Mastery: Individualized Interpreting Skills Development Plan
Summary: 

Journey to Mastery is a new, convenient, and cost-effective way for you to enhance your skills while maintaining your hard-earned certification! Great for mentoring, study groups and as a foundational plan of work for classes!

Here’s your personalized interpreter training plan! Simply select the pre-written goals, objectives and instructional activities that are right for you. Combine with your favorite Sign Enhancers’ DVDs for a tailor-made skills program!

When combined with Sign Enhancers' DVDs, a total of 8 CEUs can be earned.  

Author: 
Jenna Cassell
Imprint: 
Eden Prairie, Minn.: Sign Enhancers, c2007
Beyond Strategies: Book Sharing the Deaf Way
Summary: 

This DVD focuses on topics such as scaffolding the development of ASL, emergent literacy, and cognition during book sharing, linking ASL and English during book sharing, and translating text into a register more developmentally appropriate and understandable for preschool deaf children.  

DVD features:

  • Explanations of the culturally based literacy practices Deaf teachers use to share books
  • Program is presented in ASL with options for adding a spoken English voiceover and English subtitles
  • Video clips show examples from four classroom-based book sharing sessions
  • Teachers share insights and discuss each video clip
  • Guided practice items and additional resources
Author: 
Lynne Erting
Imprint: 
Washington, D.C.: Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center, 2006
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
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
Using Signing Time With Children Who Have Down Syndrome
Summary: 

The Guide “Using Signing Time with Children Who Have Down Syndrome” provides useful information about how parents and teachers can use Signing Time to support the development of important language and social skills of children with Down syndrome. The full guide includes the following sections:

  • About Trisomy 21/Down Syndrome
  • How Does Down Syndrome Affect Language Development?
  • What is Signing Time?
  • How Can Signing Support Language Development?
  • Signing at Home: Tips for Parents
  • Signing at School: Tips for Educators
  • Success Stories
Author: 
Annie Young; Colleen Brunetti
Imprint: 
Salt Lake City, UT: Two Little Hands Productions, 20--?

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