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New Materials

There's Something In My Attic
Summary: 

The story of There’s Something in My Attic is brought to life with original music, voice and sign language helping all children appreciate the richness of a visual language. Missy Keast interprets as a little girl captures a nightmare to show her parents that there really is something in the attic. There are bonus features including a read-along text, an activity guide, an interactive quiz, and ASL vocabulary.

Author: 
Weston Woods Studios, Scholastic, Inc.
Imprint: 
Norwalk, CT: Weston Woods Studios, c2009
Native Fingerspelling
Summary: 

This DVD is meant to improve both receptive and expressive fingerspelling skills through 15 lesson plans presenting 532 words of receptive and expressive practice. There are three games which can be played in one, two and team player modes. There is an additional 160 minutes worth of practice content. CEUs can be earned.

Author: 
Winkshop, Inc
Imprint: 
Palm Harbor, FL: Winkshop, Inc c2012
Fruitful Feedback Forums
Summary: 

Taking and giving feedback can be stressful. Using humor, Maureen Longo Tuccelli gives advice that can benefit students and new practitioners, as well as seasoned professionals. Filmed in a workshop atmosphere items taught are how to provide a safe learning environment, make a meaningful handout, create an exponential learning venue, and establish a non-threatening approach to "the product." A stimulus piece is used to compare what one might expect to see during a transliteration compared to what one might see in interpreting. Taped in spoken English with interpreters on screen during the workshop, this DVD provides practical suggestions for feedback sessions, task analysis and modeling.

Author: 
Maureen Longo Tuccelli
Imprint: 
Elkton, FL: Dr Sign's M & M Productions, c2012
Comprehensive Evaluation
Summary: 

Here’s help in evaluating every important trait of a child with hearing loss. The entire process is clearly described. Areas covered include psychological and learning assessment, audiological and speech assessment and sign language assessment. A sample start-to-finish assessment shows you the steps to follow when conducting evaluations. Also gives details of how P.L. 94-142 impacts on the evaluation process.

Author: 
Gallaudet College, Pre-College Programs
Imprint: 
Washington, D.C. : The College, 2013, 1981
Deaf Students and the Qualitative Similarity Hypothesis: Understanding Language and Literacy Development
Summary: 

The difficulty that deaf and hard of hearing students have in attaining language and literacy skills has led to postulations that attribute their struggle to a developmental deficit. Recent research reveals, however, that deaf students acquire language structures, produce errors, and employ strategies in the same fashion as younger hearing students, though at later ages. The ability of all students to learn language and literacy skills in a similar manner at different stages forms the foundation of the Qualitative Similarity Hypothesis (QSH).

This volume describes the theoretical underpinnings and research findings of the QSH. It presents the educational implications for deaf and hard of hearing children and offers reason-based practices for improving their English language and literacy development. This collection also stresses the critical importance of exposing educators to the larger fields of literacy and second-language learning. Providing this background information expands the possibility of differentiating instruction to meet the needs of deaf students. Deaf Students and the Qualitative Similarity Hypothesis includes commentary on the QSH for both first- and second-language English learners and reflects on how the QSH can effect a better future for all language students.

Author: 
Peter V. Paul, Ye Wang, and Cheri Williams
Imprint: 
Washington, DC: Gallaudet University Press, 2013
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Get Real!
Summary: 

Has the interpreting world ever driven you nuts? Have you ever been frustrated with the people, the job, the life we lead as sign language interpreters? Have you ever felt like you were the only interpreter who has made mistakes? Join Samantha as she explores the field of interpreting and analyzes the positive and negative choices she and others have made along the way. This book is a raw look at what happens inside the hearts and minds of interpreters, and a crazy look at what can happen on the job. It challenges members of our field to break many of the cycles which have entangled us, and offers some reminders of truths many interpreters have forgotten. Get REAL! is sarcastic, comedic, and thought provoking, and if you let it, it will grow and challenge you to be the best interpreter you can be.

Author: 
Terzis, Samantha
Imprint: 
Franklin, TN: Samantha Terzis, c2013
Baby, Toddler, and Preschool Sign Language
Summary: 

This DVD is designed to introduce Sign Language to parents, grandparents, caregivers and teachers. Special needs and bilingual children also benefit from the clearly demonstrated signs with easy to follow explanations. Items taught are over 50 English signs, numbers 1-10, the ABCs, and signed words in Spanish.

Author: 
Signing Families
Imprint: 
Baltimore, MD: Signing Families, c2008
Topography
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Summary: 

Dr. Byron Bridges discusses tactics used in American Sign Language to give directions, which will assist in the development of topography skills. Mainly targeted are interpreters to help develop skills to interpret directions accurately both expressively and receptively. Both a quiz and a game are included to see if the concepts were learned accurately. CEUs can be earned.

Author: 
Winkshop, Inc
Imprint: 
Palm Harbor, FL: Winkshop, Inc c2013
Conceptual Accuracy in Idioms
Summary: 

Marietta Patchin presents an explanation of and a demonstration on how to sign many English words and idioms into conceptually accurate American Sign Language. At the end of the video, she presents some ASL idioms and their meaning, then gives some tips for developing conceptual accuracy in signing.

Author: 
Dr. Michael Tuccelli
Imprint: 
Orange Park, Fla.: Florida First Coast Signing Video Productions, 2013, 1998
Sign Language Instructions for Law Enforcement Officials
Summary: 

Basic signs and law-enforcement related signs are presented. Practice sentences are also given in a Pidgin Sign Format. Designed as a training aid to improve communication between officers and deaf citizens. Part 2: Medical Signs II; Vocabulary Quiz; Police Signs; Parking & Traffic Enforcement, I & II; Descriptions I. Part 3: Verbs II; Time Sings, I & II; Miscellaneous; Sentences I. Part 4: Sentences IV, V, VI and Quizzes.

Author: 
Gallaudet University
Imprint: 
Washington, D.C.: Gallaudet University, 1980
Evolving Paradigms in Interpreter Education
Summary: 

This volume brings together a cadre of world-renowned interpreting educators and researchers who conduct a rich exploration of paradigms, both old and new, in interpreter education. They review existing research, explicate past and current practices, and call for a fresh look at the roots of interpreter education in anticipation of the future. Expert commentary accompanies each chapter to provide a starting point for reflection on and discussion of the growing needs in this discipline.

Volume coeditor Christine Monikowski begins by considering how interpreter educators can balance their responsibilities of teaching, practice, and research. Her chapter is accompanied by commentary about the capacity to “academize” what has been thought of as a semi-profession. Helen Tebble shares research on medical interpreting from an applied linguistics perspective. Terry Janzen follows with the impact of linguistic theory on interpretation research methodology. Barbara Shaffer discusses how interpreting theory shapes the interpreter’s role. Elizabeth A. Winston, also a volume coeditor, rounds out this innovative collection with her chapter on infusing evidence-based teaching practices into interpreting education. Noted interpreter educators and researchers also provide an international range of insights in this collection, including Rico Peterson, Beppie van den Bogaerde, Karen Bontempo, Ian Mason, Ester Leung, David Quinto-Pozos, Lorraine Leeson, Jemina Napier, Christopher Stone, Debra Russell, and Claudia Angelelli.

Author: 
Elizabeth Winston and Christine Monikowski, Editors
Imprint: 
Washington, DC : Gallaudet University Press, [2013]
Learning to Sign: It's a Party!
Summary: 

Part of the Stick'em Up series, Basic conversational signs and phrases in ASL are taught and reinforced through activities. Study guides are available and found on the website www.stickemupsignclub.com.
Segment titles include:
•Totally Awesome!
•When Colors Collide
•Opposites Attack!
•Revenge of Dr. Cochlear
•Guess the Pun
•Silent Comedy Club
•Videophones
•ASL and the Hearing World

Author: 
SLIC, Inc.
Imprint: 
Cleveland, OH: SLIC, Inc., c2008
Personal or Professional: The Ethics Conundrum
Summary: 

This DVD explores personal ethics and how these impact compliance to the interpreter's professional code of ethics. Paula D. Browning introduces the tenets of the Code in conjunction with interpreting scenarios. Discussion and questions help identify which tenet of the code interpreters are most apt to use in conflicting situations and help blend them in an effective display of ethical professional behavior in interpreting work. CEUs may be earned.

Author: 
Winkshop, Inc
Imprint: 
Palm Harbor, FL.: Winkshop, Inc c2012
Come Sign With Us
Summary: 

This tape demonstrates the 20 lessons and some of the activities in the book Come Sign With Us. It is a useful beginning instructional sign language tape for hearing children (aged 10 and up) and teachers. Facial expression, fingerspelling, animals, sports, food, and color signs are among the lessons taught.

Author: 
Gallaudet University Press
Imprint: 
Washington, DC : Gallaudet University Press, 2013, 199?
ASL Monologues
Summary: 

ASL Monologues '90: Julia Childs, Schools, Illiteracy, Skiing and Senior Citizens. Monologues '91: Coaching Basketball, Name Change, Potpourri, My Job Ordeal, Artists and Curried Goat. Monologues '92: Drop Out Rate of Deaf Students, English Class Use of Overhead Projectors, Office of Student Life, Bike Across America, Outward Bound, the Hard of Hearing Fourth Grader and The Interfacing of After-school Activities.

Author: 
National Clearinghouse of Rehab Materials, Gallaudet University
Imprint: 
Washington DC: Gallaudet University, 1992
More Than Meets the Eye: Revealing the Complexities of an Interpreted Education
Summary: 

Sign language interpreters often offer the primary avenue of access for deaf and hard of hearing students in public schools. More than 80% of all deaf children today are mainstreamed, and few of their teachers sign well enough to provide them with full access. As a result, many K-12 interpreters perform multiple roles beyond interpreting. Yet, very little is known about what they actually do and what factors inform their moment-to-moment decisions. This volume presents the range of activities and responsibilities performed by educational interpreters, and illuminates what they consider when making decisions.

To learn about the roles of K-12 interpreters, author Melissa B. Smith conducted in-depth analyses at three different schools. She learned that in response to what interpreters feel that their deaf students need, many focus on three key areas: 1) visual access, 2) language and learning, and 3) social and academic participation/inclusion. To best serve their deaf students in these contexts, they perform five critical functions: they assess and respond to the needs and abilities of deaf students; they interpret with or without modification as they deem appropriate; they capitalize on available resources; they rely on interactions with teachers and students to inform their choices; and they take on additional responsibilities as the need arises.

Author: 
Melissa B. Smith
Imprint: 
Washington, DC : Gallaudet University Press, 2013
Learning to Sign is Cool!
Summary: 

Part of the Stick'em Up series, basic conversational signs and phrases in ASL are taught and reinforced through activities. Study guides are available and found on the website www.stickemupsignclub.com.
Segment titles include:
•Family Fun
•Day at the Park
•Baby’s Sick
•The Mad Plot of Dr. Cochlear
•Stick ‘em Up Silent Comedy Club
•Play on Signs
•Numbers 1-30
•Fun with Puns & Days of the Week

Author: 
SLIC, Inc.
Imprint: 
Cleveland, OH: SLIC, Inc., c2006
Sign With Me, Volume 3: Positive Parenting
Summary: 

Sign With Me is an instructional sign language series for hearing parents of deaf children age birth to three. Volume 3, Positive Parenting presents basic signs and ideas for praising your child and managing behaviors. Also presented is how to discipline in positive ways and avoid the frequent use of 'no', how to encourage your child to make choices and follow routines, how to warn in a way that guides the child, and how to handle tantrums and redirect unwanted behaviors. Included are two DVDs containing eight lessons, each with five activities or games family members can use with your deaf child and two DVDs with open-captioned versions of these lessons. An accompanying workbook is available and is recommended.

Author: 
Boys Town National Research Hospital
Imprint: 
Omaha, NE: Boys Town National Research Hospital, c1994
Introduction to American Sign Language
Summary: 

A nationally known leader in the Deaf community, Petra Horn Rose, explains and demonstrates basic features of American Sign Language including time and temporal aspects, facial expressions, active voice, classifiers, loan signs, questions, pronouns, plurals, incorporation, directionality, topicalization, sight line, and sign repetition.

Author: 
HOPE, Inc.
Imprint: 
Logan, Utah : Utah State University ; Distributed by HOPE, Inc., 2013, 1999
For Hearing People Only: Answers to Some of the Most Commonly Asked Questions about the Deaf Community, Its Culture, and the "Deaf Reality": Student's Workbook
Summary: 

For Hearing People Only: Student’s Workbook can be used for either self-guided instruction or in conjunction with a formal high-school or college course. Each workbook chapter, keyed to a book chapter, contains:

• five multiple-choice questions

• five true/false questions

• five fill-in-the-blanks statements

• two or more essay questions

Author: 
Matthew S. Moore and Linda Levitan
Imprint: 
Rochester, N.Y. : Deaf Life Press, 2008
Learning Sign Language Rules!
Summary: 

Part of the Stick'em Up series, basic conversational signs and phrases in ASL are taught and reinforced through activities. Study guides are available and found on the website www.stickemupsignclub.com.
Segment titles include:
•ABCs
•See What I Mean”- Communication
•May I Take Your Order?
•Sweats and Treats
•Fruit Market Fling
•Time, Time, Time
•Fruits and vegetables
•ASL Signs and English Words

Author: 
SLIC, Inc.
Imprint: 
Cleveland, OH: SLIC, Inc., c1994, 2006
Sign With Me, Volume 2: Building Concepts
Summary: 

Sign With Me is an instructional sign language series for hearing parents of deaf children age birth to three. Volume 2, Building Concepts is designed to improve your signing and parenting skills and stimulate your deaf child's language acquisition. You will also learn how to use signs to describe feelings and experiences as well as objects, teach concepts like wet and dry during your child's daily routines such as bath time, and use questions words to encourage your child's curiosity. Included are two DVDs containing eight lessons, each with five activities or games family members can use with your deaf child and two DVDs with open-captioned versions of these activities. An accompanying workbook is available and is recommended.

Author: 
Boys Town National Research Hospital
Imprint: 
Omaha, NE: Boys Town National Research Hospital, c1994
King Midas in American Sign Language
Summary: 

The story of King Midas and his golden touch is retold by Mike Lamitola. He first shows and explains key signs used in the story along with their English vocabulary words. Then, ten selected sentences illustrated in the *companion book, King Midas, are shown so that young viewers can learn and recognize them. These introductory parts will help the young viewers understand and appreciate the story of King Midas that Mike performs during the final part of the tape.

Author: 
Gallaudet College
Imprint: 
Washington, D.C. : Gallaudet University Press, 2013, 1990
Spotlight on Deaf Artists
Summary: 

Narrator Deborah Sonnenstrahl takes us on a tour of the exhibit of art works by deaf artists on display at Gallaudet College from September 21 - December 4, 1981. She tells a little about each work. The deaf artists included are Francisco de Goya, John Brewster, Theophilus, Hope d’Estrella, Douglas Tilden, Cadwallader Washburn, Granville Redmond and Morris Broderson.

Author: 
Gallaudet College Television
Imprint: 
[Washington, D.C.] : Gallaudet College, 2013, 1982
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