"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
Remarkable performances by Marlee Matlin and William Hurt helped make Children of a Lesser God one of the most critically acclaimed films of 1986. The movie is a love story based on the hit Broadway play about John Leeds, an idealistic special education teacher, and a headstrong Deaf girl named Sarah. At first, Leeds sees Sarah as a teaching challenge. But soon, their teacher/student relationship blossoms into a love so passionate it shatters the barrier of silence that keeps them apart.
This is a series of 24 lessons on DVD and a manual especially for paraeducators, teacher’s aides, and teachers that features skills and strategies for communicating effectively with young children who have special needs with a focus on children who are sensory impaired. Topics include recognizing and responding to communication signals, building communication into daily routines, interactive turn-taking, active vs. passive communication, choice-making, using calendar systems, encouraging peer interaction, and more. Each topic has a laminated card with lesson tips.
Lessons for the self-teaching of Cued Speech to people with hearing loss.
This DVD explores several different aspects of Deaf Culture. The topics discussed are:
What is Deaf Culture?
Deaf Culture Can Motivate!
Sign and Speech Helps!
Without Training, What Happens?
The Three “A”s
A Win/Win Deal!
Components of Deaf Culture
What is Normal?
Language and Deaf Culture
Language and Learning
CI and Language
Trouble Learning English… Why?
Structure of Language
Choosing the Best School
Deaf Ed “Fixes”
High Expectations Works!
Rules of Behavior
A series of instructional Signed English videos based on the sign system used at the Tennessee School for the Deaf in Knoxville, TN. There are 12 Units in the series with two tapes per Unit: Lessons 1-4 and Lessons 5-8. Placement review tapes covering Units I-IV; V-VIII; and IX-XII serve as reviews of the signs previously taught. *Accompanying Handouts Are Available For Each Unit.
Maureen Longo Tuccelli, CI, demonstrates and explains vocabulary used in American Government classrooms. Vocabulary include “Checks and Balances, Habeas Corpus, Anarchy, Implied Powers”, etc. You can also use this DVD to teach deaf children vocabulary.
Historical and archival video/film clips from people, places and events sponsored by the Tennessee School for the Deaf (TSD) in Knoxville, TN and/or its alumni.
Tape 1 28 min.
-Lightning Cartoons by Floyd Gorman
-Winter Snow Scenes at TSD- Feb.15,1936
Tape 2 37 min.
-Odds & Ends (TSD Activities)- 1931,1932, 1934 & 1940
-TSD/KY Game at Centre College Stadium in Danville-Oct. 31,1936
-“Rock of Ages” in ASL by: Mrs. J.B. Chandler of Knoxville
Tape 3 64 min.
-1931-1988 TSD Homecoming Events
-1991 TSD Homecoming Events
-1992 TSD Homecoming Program
Tape 4 71 min.
-A Documentary of TSD, Feb. 3&6 1989 by E. Conley Akin, Historian
Tape 5 75 min.
-Interviews with TSD Alumni at the 1993 Homecoming for use with the 150th Anniversary Celebration. Oct. 2,1993
Tape 6 81 min.
-1993 TSD Homecoming Events in Knoxville October 2,1993
Tape 7 105 min.
-1994 TSD 150th Year Celebration Kickoff in Knoxville: Fri. Oct. 21,1994 & Sat. Oct. 22,1994
Tape 8 39 min.
-Convention-TN Association of the Deaf (TAD): Chattanooga, July 4-7,1934
-Convention of TAD on TSD Campus, Knoxville, Sept. 2-4,1937
-Convention of TAD at Hotel Whittle Springs near Fountain City (1947)
-Convention of TAD at Patten Hotel in Chattanooga (1950)
Tape 9 100 min.
-1995 TSD 150th Year Celebration Program in Knoxville
-TSD Dining Hall-Reception
Tape 10 51 min.
-Howa Club of the Deaf in Bluff City, TN Sept.12,1936
-TAD Convention Scenes in Nashville,1940
-TAD Convention in Chattanooga
-Numerous TAD Events in 1949
-TAD Picnic 1950-59
-TAD Physical Education & Football Drills 1960 & 1961
-TAD Plays 1963 & 1973
Dr. Mike Tuccelli, a deaf minister, demonstrates in sign language approximately 500 words pertaining to religion. Two to three variations of the same word/concept are often presented and explained. Conceptual accuracy is stressed.
K-12 and post-secondary interpreter, Maureen Ann Longo, CI, demonstrates and explains signs and their concepts used in the classroom related to Economics. Many of the signs are initialized forms of appropriate ASL glosses.
A drama in three acts about a deaf-blind man, living on his own for the first time, and his relationships with his hearing mother and a young woman. Adapted from Butterflies are Free by Leonard Gershe.
Practice sentences for receptive skills in ASL:
Unit #1: Time related signs, “wh” question words
Unit #2: Familiar relationship pronomials
Unit #3: Gallaudet related signs, adverbs of time
Unit #4: Departments of instruction, academic related signs
Unit #5: Feeling and attitudinal related signs
Unit #6: Home related signs
Unit #7: Signs related to people, health and appearance
Various selections of deaf persons, deaf culture and sign language recorded on videotape and film during the 20th century. Selections range from silent films of 1910 to videotapes of the 1980s.
This is the story of a family’s journey through a confusing maze of emotions, medical opinions, politics and the life-changing decisions that must be made when a deaf child is born to a hearing couple. It follows a year in the life of four-year-old Thomas Tranchin and the struggle of the producer/director and his family to unlock Thomas’ expressive capacities. It presents clearly and frankly the struggle of the parents to choose a communication mode. The tape is invaluable for hearing families of newly diagnosed deaf children and the professionals who work with them.
The decision to give one’s child a cochlear implant is a very difficult one. This video presents differing viewpoints on the topic. A majority of the discussion occurs in casual round-table type conversation between the two parents of a young eighteen month old deaf child, Emily, a deaf mentor who uses ASL, and a hearing support therapist. The videos culminates with each person providing rationale for their viewpoint and feelings.
This video presents information that will help family members of deaf and hard of hearing infants and young children learn some basic hearing aid management skills. Parent advisors describe: the anatomy of the ear, tests given to check levels of hearing, audiograms, functions of the hearing aid, fitting the aid, a daily listening check for the device, establishing full-time usage, care for the aid, and troubleshooting the hearing aid focusing primarily on the problem of acoustic feedback.
This video tape presents very candid and heart-felt comments and discussions from parents about their children who are deaf. They share insight about how important it was to learn about deafness and deaf culture and what it meant being able to participate in the Deaf community. The video is shown two times on the DVD, first in English then in Spanish.
Facts about AIDS are presented in an easily understood story format. What is AIDS? How is AIDS acquired? How is AIDS transmitted? What can you do to protect yourself from AIDS? All of these questions and more are addressed in this specially produced program for Deaf people.
Switched at Birth tells the story of two teenage girls who discover they were accidentally switched as newborns in the hospital. Bay Kennish grew up in a wealthy family with two parents and a brother. Meanwhile, Daphne Vasquez, who contracted meningitis and became deaf at an early age, grew up with a single mother in a working-class neighborhood. Things come to a dramatic head when the families meet and struggle to learn how to live together for the sake of the girls.
The series stars Katie Leclerc as Daphne, Vanessa Marano as Bay, Constance Marie as Regina, D.W. Moffett as John, Lea Thompson as Kathryn, Lucas Grabeel as Toby, Sean Berdy as Emmett, Gilles Marini as Angelo, with guest star Marlee Matlin as Melody.
This video series, “ASL for Families” is a set of 5 DVDs composed of 37 lessons designed to correspond with and reference the ASL lessons found in the SKI-HI produced Deaf Mentor Curriculum, which is available but not required. Each lesson features an ASL concept, presentation of vocabulary and practice sentences. The tapes are designed to provide instructional support and practice to families as they learn ASL concepts from their Deaf mentor, but can also be used by anyone learning ASL.
Video 1 81 min.
Grammatical and emotive aspects of facial expressions, basic declarative statements, asking yes/no questions, changing statements to questions, asking a wh-question, directional verbs, showing courtesy, showing possession, presence of objects with the verb ‘have’ and the correct usage of ‘no’.
Video 2 78 min.
Qualities and attributes, ASL word order: topic-comment, ASL word order: Noun-adjective, ASL word order: three signs or less, ASL word order: subject-verb object, use of space, referring to persons and places, using pronouns, possessive pronouns, facial expression, showing different meaning using facial expression and sign expression.
Video 3 78 min.
Fingerspelling, loan signs, temporal aspect of ASL, movement of a sign showing the amount of time in an activity, adjective/adverb modulation, use of classifiers, pronomial classifiers, the time line in ASL.
Video 4 55 min.
ASL word order: time indicators, cardinal number system and quantifiers, ordinal number system, unique number system, plurality: how to show more than one.
Video 5 32 min.
Number incorporation, showing past tense in ASL, future tense in ASL, ASL word order: time sequence principle, using conceptually accurate signs.
Doug Bullard, deaf author of Islay, tells stories such as “Teaching ASL”, “Interpreters”, “Bear Hunting”, “Life in Alaska”, “Travel Stories”, “History of Women” and “Hitch-hiking”. Stories range from 1 minute to 29 minutes. This is good receptive practice for ASL learners and ITP students.
Lessons for the learning and practice of Cued Speech by hearing people. Uses hand cues with lip movement and phonetic spelling.
Maureen Tuccelli, a Comprehensively Certified Interpreter, shows you how to sign America the Beautiful and God Bless America in both ASL and in Signed English. A step-by-step approach explains to both the Deaf and interpreters the meaning of the signs used in both versions. A preview of the 2002 Silent Weekend held in Florida is presented at the beginning of the video.
Rex Lowman’s series of more than 200 practice paragraph tests are signed with pauses between each paragraph for self-testing of receptive sign language skills. The series provides good practice in reading fingerspelling. A minimum level of proficiency in Signed English is needed to begin the series. Each tape is increasingly more difficult than the previous one.
Answer sheets are available.)