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Summary

Karen Putz grew up hard of hearing and became deaf as a teen. When her own kids began losing their hearing one by one, she figured she had all the answers. She quickly learned it was a whole other ball game to be a parent of deaf and hard of hearing kids. Karen shares the twists and turns of her journey and the wisdom she's learned along the way.

Author
Karen Putz
Imprint
Cambridge, Mass.: Barefoot Publications, 2012
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:

Author
Lynne Erting
Imprint
Washington, D.C.: Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center, 2006
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
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:

Author
Jeff Jackson; Toby Welch
Imprint
Council Bluffs, IA: Deaf Missions, 2008
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Summary

This DVD presents fire safety solutions for people with disabilities.  Smoke alarms built especially for deaf and Hard of Hearing people are explained component by component.  The importance of fire safety plans is discussed along with instructions for how to develop one for your own home. Presented in American Sign Language.

Author
Nancy Trench and Craig Woods
Imprint
Stillwater, Oklahoma: Oklahoma State University Fire Protection Publications, 2005
Summary

With all the noise around us, is our hearing really in danger? Dr. Know enlists an audiologist to test sound levels around the home and at a heavy metal concert. You'll want to hear his findings.

Dr. Know is real-life physician Paul Trotman. Join him as he debunks, deflates, and demystifies many of the myths we've been told about staying healthy. Topics range from the puzzling and exciting to the titillating and scary, but they're always interesting and filled with facts that will make you say, "I didn't know that."

Author
Discovery School
Imprint
Silver Spring, MD: Distributed by Discovery Education, c2007
Summary

Specifically developed as a current and comprehensive look at the rapidly evolving field of deaf education, this first edition text covers a wide array of critical topics regarding deaf and hard-of-hearing education including cognition, social development, personal development, myths and misconceptions, postsecondary opportunities and employment, cochlear implants, and personnel training.

Author
Nanci A. Scheetz
Imprint
Boston, MA: Pearson, c2012
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.

Author
Monique E. Hammond
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Minneapolis, MN: Two Harbors Press, c2012
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.

Author
Geoffrey Ball
Imprint
Innsbruck: Haymon Verlag, 2012
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Summary

An introduction to American Sign Language. Includes an extensive vocabulary section--organized by common themes--with each word clearly illustrated with two to four photographs showing the beginning, middle and end positions of the sign and instructional arrows to indicate movement. Accompanying book.

Author
Geoffrey S. Poor
Imprint
San Diego, CA: Thunder Bay Press, 2010
Summary

A rainstorm interferes with the TreeSchoolers' plans to play outside. Abacus Finch is afraid of thunder and lightning. His friends, with your help, teach Abacus about weather phenomena so he won't be afraid.

Intended to entertain and educate, Rachel and her TreeSchooler friends use stories and songs to teach a preschool curriculum and character-building values.  The Rainy Day curriculum includes weather concepts, problem solving, rhyming, sorting, storytelling, a limited amount of ASL, and the values of courage and kindness

Author
Two Little Hands Productions
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Midvale, Utah: Two Little Hands Productions, 2012
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:

Author
Boys Town Press
Imprint
Boys Town, NE: Boys Town Press, 2012
Summary

This set of materials is geared towards the beginner signer introducing them to American Sign Language through the alphabet, numbers, and important conversational words and phrases.   The book introduces several topics and the signs associated with those topics.  These signs are demonstrated on the DVD and are also on the accompanying flashcards.

Topics covered:

Author
Catherine Nichols
Imprint
San Diego, Calif.: Thunder Bay Pr., c2011
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
Summary

Bob Hiltermann, a deaf actor and comedian, teaches American Sign Language in a way meant to educate and entertain.  Bob uses Sim-Com. Outtakes are included at the end of each video.

Episode #1:        Don’t Worry, Be Happy                
This episode teaches introductions, emotions & states of being, verbs & nouns, and the first letters of the alphabet. The special features include a signed music video for “Don’t Worry Be Happy”. 

Author
Bob Hiltermann
Imprint
Van Nuys, Calif.: Shut up and Sign, 2012
Summary

Welcome to the fourth most commonly used language in the United States - sign language. English subtitles appear as an aid. Learn at your own pace by replaying the lessons until you feel comfortable moving on to the next lesson. Repetition is the key to learning any foreign language.

Author
Elaine Costello
Imprint
Seattle, WA: Multimedia 2000, c2003
Summary

Learn Sign Language with three popular holiday songs: 

  • "Jingle Bells"
  • "Silent Night"
  • "We Wish You a Very Merry Christmas" 
Author
Bob Hiltermann
Imprint
Van Nuys, Calif.: Shut up and Sign, 2012
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Summary

Bob Hiltermann, a deaf actor, provides practice for reading fingerspelling with words, numbers, and sentences. 

Beginner Level 1:    
Includes over 200 words & numbers and 25 sentences.  The ASL alphabet is taught. The fingerspelled words/sentences are arranged in topics including animals and foods.

Intermediate Level 2:  
Includes over 300 words & numbers and 35 sentences.  The fingerspelled words/sentences are arranged in topics including names, around the house, and transportation.

Author
Bob Hiltermann
Imprint
Van Nuys, Calif.: Shut up and Sign, 2012
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:

Author
Boys Town Press
Imprint
Boys Town, NE: Boys Town Press, 2012
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:

Author
Patrick Fischer
Imprint
Clinton, Washington: VisualizeASL, 2009