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New Materials

Deaf Heritage: A Narrative History of Deaf America
Summary: 

Now, Jack R. Gannon’s original groundbreaking volume on Deaf history and culture is available once again. In Deaf Heritage: A Narrative History of Deaf America, Gannon brought together for the first time the story of the Deaf experience in America from a Deaf perspective. Recognizing the need to document the multifaceted history of this unique minority with its distinctive visual culture, he painstakingly gathered as much material as he could on Deaf American life. The result is a 17-chapter montage of artifacts and information that forms an utterly fascinating record from the early nineteenth century to the time of its original publication in 1981.

Deaf Heritage tracks the development of the Deaf community both chronologically and by significant subjects. The initial chapter treats the critical topics of early attempts at deaf education, the impact of Deaf and Black deaf teachers, the establishment of schools for the deaf, and the founding of Gallaudet College. Individual chapters cover the 1880s through the 1970s, mixing milestones such as the birth of the National Association of the Deaf and the work of important figures, Deaf and hearing, with anecdotes about day-to-day deaf life. Other chapters single out important facets of Deaf culture: American Sign Language, Deaf Sports, Deaf artists, Deaf humor, and Deaf publications. The overall effect of this remarkable record, replete with archival photographs, tables, and lists of Deaf people’s accomplishments, reveals the growth of a vibrant legacy singular in American history.

Author: 
Jack R. Gannon
Imprint: 
Washington, DC : Gallaudet University Press, 2012
Summary: 

The Guide “Enhancing Literacy Instruction Using Signing Time” provides useful information about how teachers and parents can use Signing Time to help children learn to read. The full guide includes the following sections:

  • Components of Effective Literacy Instruction
  • Addressing Learning Styles
  • Enhancing Literacy with Sign Language
  • What is Signing Time?
  • How Can Signing Time Help?
  • Using Signing Time with Different Age Groups
  • Tips for Teachers, Parents and Librarians
  • Sample Lesson Plan: Zoo Animals
  • Success Stories
Author: 
Virginia Brown; Robin Williams
Imprint: 
Salt Lake City, UT: Two Little Hands Productions, 20--?
SignMaster: A Master ASL! Vocabulary Review Game
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
Ear and Now: Exploring the Learning from Hearing
Summary: 

Armed with techniques for listening, youngsters are now prepared to put their ears immediately to work in the challenging program Ear and Now. Created in a fun and instructive manner, children will be encouraged to become detectives as they listen to learn from the cacophony of sounds that surround them. 

Author: 
Film Ideas
Imprint: 
Wheeling, IL: Film Ideas Inc., c2008
An Introduction to American Deaf Culture
Summary: 

It is an excellent resource for Deaf Studies, Interpreter Training, and Sign Language programs and for anyone interested in the unique culture of Deaf people. It discusses Rules of Social Interaction, Values, Language and Traditions, Group Norms, and Identity. Complete set of 5 one-hour DVDs

Author: 
MJ Bienvenu; Betty Colonomos
Imprint: 
Burtonsville, MD: Sign Media Inc., c2012, 1985
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--?
S.E.E. Vocabulary Development Flashcards Kit B
Summary: 

Flashcards with a manual sign on one side, printed word on opposite side.  There are 422 4"x6" cards with 10 different categories: Animals, Clothing, Colors, Foods, Home, People, Places, Shapes, Vehicles and Verbs.

Author: 
S. O'Brian, G. Gustason, E. Zawolkow
Imprint: 
Los Alamitos, CA : Modern Signs Press, c1981
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Ear Responsible: Exploring the Skills for Hearing
Summary: 

Teaching youngsters how to care for their ears will provide them a lifetime of healthy learning enjoyment. But to hear, really hear, means youngsters must learn to be good listeners. A way for children to enjoyably explore the art of learning to listen.

Author: 
Film Ideas
Imprint: 
Wheeling, IL: Film Ideas Inc., c2008
Rather Ordinary Stories: Advanced Level Lessons
Summary: 

Videos of signed stories. Tapes are at different speeds (words per minute/wpm). Watch to see how the visual features (i.e. directionality, placement, sight line, etc.) are incorporated.Turn the sound off for receptive practice. Written script and suggested use information included for each lesson.

Author: 
Modern Signs Press
Imprint: 
Los Alamitos, Calif.: Modern Signs Press, c2000-2002
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What Did You Say?: An Unexpected Journey into the World of Hearing Loss
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.

Hammond points out that she is not a professional hearing specialist, so her first important message is that people who experience any ear-related symptoms ''must consult their physician or ear specialist for proper diagnosis and treatment.'' From there, she provides organized, easy-to-understand facts and details that enable readers to have educated discussions with their medical professionals. Weaving together her own experiences with a wealth of information, Hammond's wisdom and insights are invaluable, and her story is one that needs to be shared.

Author: 
Monique E. Hammond
Imprint: 
Minneapolis, MN: Two Harbors Press, c2012
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--?
Emergency medical words & sentences in American Sign Language
Summary: 

A set of 2 DVDs. Each DVD teaches over 300 vocabulary words and sentences in ASL that Deaf / Hard of Hearing individuals use in various medical and emergency related situations. The DVDs are a very useful tool for people in emergency professions as well as sign language students and interpreters.

Author: 
Everyday ASL Productions
Imprint: 
Los Angeles, California: Everyday ASL Productions, 2013
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Rather Ordinary Stories: Intermediate Level Lessons
Summary: 

Videos of signed stories. Tapes are at different speeds (words per minute/wpm). Watch to see how the visual features (i.e. directionality, placement, sight line, etc.) are incorporated.Turn the sound off for receptive practice. Written script and suggested use information included for each lesson.

Author: 
Modern Signs Press
Imprint: 
Los Alamitos, Calif.: Modern Signs Press, c2000-2002
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Deaf Education in the 21st Century: Topics and Trends
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. Supplemented with a variety of illustrations, charts, and tables, Deaf Education in the 21st Century has been carefully written and organized to prepare today’s students to work effectively with this population.

Author: 
Nanci A. Scheetz
Imprint: 
Boston, MA: Pearson, 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--?
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--]
NAD-RID National Interpreter Certification Interview & Performance Practice DVD
Summary: 

This valuable DVD features a practice exam that provides interview and performance vignettes that are representative of the current exam format. The practice DVD also allows NIC candidates another layer of preparation in applying practical analytical and critical thinking skills so the NIC candidate can enter the testing site with a greater sense of comfort and knowledge of the exam flow and timing. The 2nd edition of the NAD-RID NIC Practice DVD gives candidates the opportunity to gauge their progress, put skills into practice, and prepare for exam day.

Author: 
RID
Imprint: 
Alexandria, Va.: National Association of the Deaf: Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, 2013
Rather Ordinary Stories: Basic Level Lessons
Summary: 

Videos of signed stories. Tapes are at different speeds (words per minute/wpm). Watch to see how the visual features (i.e. directionality, placement, sight line, etc.) are incorporated.Turn the sound off for receptive practice. Written script and suggested use information included for each lesson.

Author: 
Modern Signs Press
Imprint: 
Los Alamitos, Calif.: Modern Signs Press, c2000-c2002
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Teaching Activities for Children Who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing: A Practical Guide for Teachers
Summary: 

This book tells about how we teach deaf children to talk at the Moog Center and at the other Certified Moog Programs. It presents a way of thinking about teaching deaf children to talk. In this book, we explain our philosophy and provide overall guidelines to help teachers decide what to teach, and how and when to teach it. A major focus is on the "how to" for a variety of language activities, including many sample lessons as well as ideas and resources for other activities. Teaching Activities is intended to be used by teachers as a practical guide to teaching children who are deaf and hard of hearing to talk. 

Author: 
Jean Sachar Moog
Imprint: 
St. Louis, MO: Moog Center for Deaf Education, 2003

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