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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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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
Blue Burt and Wiggles
Summary: 

The story of Blue Burt and Wiggles is brought to life with original music, voice and sign language helping all children appreciate the richness of a visual language. Missy Keast interprets the story of Blue Burt and Wiggles as he tries to find the courage to join his brothers and sisters in the pond. 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
Deaf Mosaic #402: Deaf President Now
Summary: 

Emmy Award-winning Deaf Mosaic, a television/magazine formatted program produced by the former Department of Television, Film and Photography at Gallaudet University, presents the 'Deaf President Now' protest of 1988. Tabbed as the most extraordinary week in Deaf history, this episode includes interviews with student leaders Greg Hlibok, Tim Rarus, Bridgetta Bourne, Jerry Covall and others. Exclusive footage of the demonstrations on the Gallaudet campus is shown along with an interview with the new Gallaudet president, Dr. I. King Jordan.

Author: 
Deaf Mosaic
Imprint: 
Washington, D.C.: Gallaudet University, c1988
Telling Stories
Summary: 

Using symbols and myths drawn from the struggles between the world of the deaf and the world of the hearing, this nonverbal, gestural play fascinates audiences regardless of their knowledge of deafness or sign language. An original production of the Gallaudet Theater Arts Department.

Author: 
Gallaudet TV, Film & Photography
Imprint: 
Washington, DC : Gallaudet University, c1989
I Can Count to Ten in ASL, English, and Spanish
Summary: 

I Can Count to Ten in ASL, English and Spanish!Puedo contar hasta diez en ASL, Inglés y Español! is a dynamic educational book to assist children to learn their numbers to ten. Designed to help children who are hearing or deaf learn to count by using a trilingual approach that takes into account child development principles. Each number is presented with the numeral, the word for the number printed in English and Spanish and a photograph of the number in American Sign Language (ASL). The directions are also written in English and Spanish to help guide the child.

Author: 
Shara Lawrence-Weiss
Imprint: 
Pine, AZ: Personal Child Stories, c2009
Stories About Growing Up
Summary: 

The Atlanta Area School for the Deaf, Center for Accessible Technology in Sign, presents three stories from Scholastic, one of the largest publishers and distributors of children’s books. Shown with partial animation and pop-in signed interpretations are: Leo the Late Bloomer; A Weekend with Wendell; and Joey Runs Away.

Author: 
Atlanta Area School for the Deaf, Center for Accessible Technology in Sign
Imprint: 
Atlanta, GA: Atlanta Area School for the Deaf, c2000
Receptive Practice with Numbers
Summary: 

In a three-part format, Dr. Mike Tuccelli introduces numbers then presents receptive practice. In Part I, numbers one (1) through the billions are demonstrated. Part II focuses on rules and using numbers in various situations including the signing of one’s age, scores, time, money, temperature, measurements, chemistry and math. In the final section, Part III, he presents extensive receptive practice on the previous material.

Author: 
Mike Tuccelli, "DrSign"
Imprint: 
Orange Park, Fla. : Florida First Coast Signing Video Productions, 2013,1998
Ann Silver : One Way, Deaf Way
Summary: 

Ann Silver: One Way, Deaf Way gives you entry into the life and art of an incredible woman who has done much with her life. She has traveled the world. She has met several presidents and prime ministers. She has charmed her way into situations and into places few would imagine possible for anyone. To say that she is a remarkable person is to miss the mark. While barely 20 and an undergraduate, along with a few others, she started the Deaf Art Movement. By 25 her artwork had been published in over 10 books. By 40 she had created an international symbol of sign language interpreting, and had her design work published on over 2000 book covers. By 45, after rededicating her life to studio art, she had completed over 150 pieces and defined a new art genre: Deaf Pop Art. She has taken more photographs of famous people using the ILY sign than most people can name. This book is an art biography because it is about her art, but it is also about her life. It reads in chronological format, starting with her birth and leads the reader through various stages in her life and artwork up to the present.

Author: 
James W. Van Manen
Imprint: 
Seattle, WA: Empyreal Press, c2012
The HeART of Deaf Culture
Summary: 

Multimedia interactive 2-DVD set exploring Deaf Visual Art, ASL and English literature, Deaf theater and Deaf cinema. Includes in-depth interviews with Deaf scholars and creators from each genre. Disc 1 plays on the computer and includes summary texts for the interviews found on Disc 2. Disc 1 features interactive timelines and sample works from each genre with text and video files. The interviews on Disc 2 can be used for receptive practice.

Author: 
Rochester Institute of Technology
Imprint: 
Rochester, NY: Rochester Institute of Technology, c2012
Criminal Procedure for the Court Interpreter
Summary: 

In this 80-minute presentation, Holly Mikkelson provides an in-depth explanation of the US criminal justice system. Topics include state and federal courts, types of crimes, pre-trial proceedings, jury selection, opening statements, types of evidence, direct and cross examination, objections, closing arguments, jury instructions, verdict, sentencing, and appeals. The accompanying booklet also includes a municipal court advisement of rights, a list of criminal law motions, a list of objections, and a list of commonly mistranslated legal terms.

Author: 
Holly Mikkleson
Imprint: 
Spreckels, CA: ACEBO, c1998
No Limits
Summary: 

No Limits is designed as a textbook for use in programs preparing teachers to meet the educational needs of students who are deaf and hard of hearing. The information will also benefit practicing teachers and other professionals in the field of deaf education. Applicable for educators of the deaf at all grade levels, this resource examines an array of teaching skills, including enhancing comprehensible communication, selecting instructional models, teaching learning strategies, and increasing student motivation.

Author: 
Carl B. Williams
Imprint: 
Hillsboro, OR: Butte Publications, c2009
Reading to Deaf Children: Learning From Deaf Adults
Summary: 

Considerable research has explored the most effective strategies used by deaf parents and teachers for reading to deaf children. Based on those studies and direct observations by the author, the fifteen principles outlined in *the accompany manual and vividly demonstrated on the videotape are a guide for parents and teachers who want to promote literacy, and share the pleasure of reading with the deaf and hard of hearing children.

Author: 
David R. Schleper with Daniel Koo and Ann Lynn Smith
Imprint: 
[Washington, DC] : Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center, c2007
Catholic Liturgical Signs
Summary: 

Maureen Longo Tuccelli, CI, Instructor, demonstrates and explains the signs used for the responses and prayers during a Catholic Mass. This DVD is mainly intended for the instruction of interpreters to help prepare them for interpreting the Catholic Mass. *There is a 3-minute news story/advertisement for Silent Weekend at the beginning of the presentation.

Author: 
Maureen Longo Tuccelli
Imprint: 
Elkton, FL: Dr Sign's M & M Productions, c2002
Did I Do That?
Summary: 

This DVD contains 30 vignettes demonstrating four principles of behavior and how they operate in everyday situations commonly faced by hard of hearing people and those who interact with them. Each vignette is designed to increase awareness of the effects each person has on other people, and to illustrate specific things to do to increase interpersonal effectiveness. The format of the video encourages active participation (discussion) by viewers. An accompanying manual is available & is recommended with DVD.

Author: 
SHHH
Imprint: 
Bethesda, MD.: SHHH, 1987

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