Babcock’s book is based on the resulting study of tutoring writing in the college context with both deaf and hearing students and their tutors. She describes sessions in detail between deaf students, hearing tutors, and the interpreters that help them communicate, using a variety of English or contact signing rather than ASL in the tutorials. These experiences illustrate the key differences between deaf-hearing and hearing-hearing tutorials and suggest ways to modify tutoring and tutor-training practices accordingly. Although this study describes methods for tutoring deaf students, its focus on students who learn differently can apply to teaching writing to learning disabled students, ESL students, and other students with different learning styles. Ultimately, the grounded theory analysis within Tell Me How It Reads provides a complete paradigm for tutoring in all writing centers.
Meniere’s disease is one of the more incapacitating things you can experience. If you suffer from your world spinning and have a fluctuating hearing loss together with noises in your ears, this book is for you. It explains what is known about Meniere’s, its causes and the best treatments available today. There are lots of hints that you can try out for yourself to reduce or eliminate the effects of Meniere’s disease. Since everyone is different, see what works for you.
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:
- Workout James 1:1-4
- The Swimming Lesson James 1:5-8
- Two Voices James 1:12-18
- Strangers and Friends James 2:1-9
- The Right Place? James 2:14-17
- Dangerous Hands James 3:1-12
- Chip Dips James 4:1-10
- Growing Patience James 5:7-8
Note: In the skit, ‘Two Voices,’ the subject of pornography is dealt with.
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”.
Episode #2: We Are Family
This episode teaches family, inside the house, colors, pronouns, and more letters of the alphabet. The special features include a signed music video for “We Are Family”.
Episode #3: Cloud Lucky Seven
This episode teaches numbers, time concepts, and final letters of the alphabet. The special features include a signed music video for “Cloud Lucky Seven.”
Introduction to American Deaf Culture is the only comprehensive textbook that provides a broad, yet in-depth, exploration of how Deaf people are best understood from a cultural perspective, with coverage of topics such as how culture is defined, how the concept of culture can be applied to the Deaf experience, and how Deaf culture has evolved over the years. Among the issues included are an analysis of various segments of the Deaf community, Deaf cultural norms, the tension between the Deaf and disabled communities, Deaf art and literature (both written English and ASL forms), the solutions being offered by the Deaf community for effective living as Deaf individuals, and an analysis of the universality of the Deaf experience, including the enculturation process that many Deaf people undergo as they develop healthy identities.
This study emphasizes the importance of family support for deaf members, particularly through the use of both American Sign Language (ASL) and spoken and/or written English. Research has shown how these factors influence such areas as a child’s development, performance in school, and relationships with brothers and sisters. In this volume, authors Barbara Bodner-Johnson and Beth S. Benedict concentrate on the vital, positive effects of bilingualism and how families that share their experiences with other families can enhance all of their children’s achievement and enrichment.
If your ears ring, buzz, chirp, hiss or roar, you know just how annoying tinnitus can be. You do not have to put up with this racket for the rest of your life. Recent studies show that a lot of what we thought we knew about tinnitus is not true at all. Exciting new research reveals what you can do to eliminate or greatly reduce the severity of your tinnitus. In this book you will learn what causes tinnitus in the first place and the steps you can take to bring it under control.
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.
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:
• Students who are deaf or hard of hearing relating stories about their lives in sign language
• A voiced interpretation of the student signer
• A CD that has a PDF file that contains a complete transcript of the voiced interpretation
This volume presents a state of the art account of the clinical specialty of mental health care of deaf people. Drawing upon some of the leading clinicians, teachers, administrators, and researchers in this field from the United States and Great Britain, it addresses critical issues from this specialty such as:
- Deaf/hearing cross cultural dynamics as they impact treatment organizations
- Clinical and interpreting work with deaf persons with widely varying language abilities
- Adaptations of best practices in inpatient, residential, trauma, and substance abuse treatment for deaf persons
- Overcoming administrative barriers to establishing statewide continua of care
- University training of clinical specialists
- The interplay of clinical and forensic responses to deaf people who commit crimes
- An agenda of priorities for Deaf mental health research
Each chapter contains numerous clinical case studies and places a heavy emphasis on providing practical intervention strategies in an interesting, easy to read style. All mental health professionals who work with deaf individuals will find this to be an invaluable resource for creating and maintaining culturally affirmative treatment with this population.
For audiologists in clinic, for school-based audiologists and speech-language pathologists, and for special educators, the wisdom and many years experience shared here make this book an essential and practical guide to the effective management of hearing loss in children.
Boothroyd and Gatty's new book is based on the assumption that the parents are hearing and that spoken-language competence has been established as a goal. Divided into six parts, the authors first summarize basic information on sound, hearing, hearing loss, language, speech, speech perception, and child development. The authors then move on to deal with sensory aspects of management, including information on hearing aids, cochlear implants, assistive listening devices, room acoustics, and lipreading. The assumption is that a first step in management is to optimize and capitalize on hearing when it is present and provide supplements when it is not. The third part deals with steps that can be taken to enrich the child's learning environment.
Losing your hearing can flip your world upside down and leave your mind in a turmoil. You may be full of fears, wondering how you will be able to live the rest of your life as a hard of hearing person. You don't know where to turn. You lament, "What do I do now?" Set your mind at rest. This easy-to-read book, written by a fellow hard of hearing person, is packed with the practical knowledge and resources you need to successfully deal with your hearing loss and other ear problems.