Discussing cases and solutions to real problems encountered by teachers places pre-service teachers in an authentic teacher role, not only are they expected to state what they would do but also why. This casebook consists of five chapters: Communication Issues, Literacy Instruction, Content Instruction, Learner Differences, and Educational Planning. Each chapter has three case studies which reflect issues involved in teaching students who are deaf. The cases represent situations relevant to prospective teachers in grades K-12. The specific scenarios are drawn from direct experiences as a classroom teacher, observations of in-service teachers (as a consultant and curriculum specialist), and observations of pre-service teachers (as a teacher educator). Each case contains a scenario, reflection questions and extension activities.
Frozen texts are often troubling for interpreters. Coupled with the complexity of the legal system, frozen texts such as the Miranda Warning can be an intimidating task to tackle in ASL. This DVD provides a guided look at construction of a culturally rich, conceptually accurate rendering of the Miranda Warning. By exploring the history of the warning, the disparities in culture, and the linguistic considerations, this DVD will provide a framework whereby sign language interpreters of all levels can gain confidence in developing an effective interpretation appropriate for use in the criminal justice system.
Using ordinary items, Maureen Longo Tuccelli gives ideas on how to include visual information that goes beyond size, shapes and color when describing inanimate objects. She shows non-manual markers which give a wealth of information and includes suggestions on how to practice improving this skill.
Shows and tells deaf persons what to do if they are victims or witnesses of a crime. Explains the legal process from the post-crime report to trial and urges the deaf person to give the police as much help as possible.
Powered On is the uplifting, true story of Sarah Churman's amazing transition from a life without natural hearing to a new world of sound. Nearly three decades after being born profoundly deaf, an advancement in technology allowed Sarah to hear the voices of her own children clearly for the very first time. In this deeply personal work, she reveals what it means to experience both sides of a disability-including the remarkable life skills and lessons she gained from years of being "inside herself," the joys inherent in listening, and the importance of tuning out certain noises in the commotion that surrounds us all.
The story of Gladys is brought to life with original music, voice and sign language helping all children appreciate the richness of a visual language. Missy Keast interprets the story of Gladys as she tries to find the source of a delicious smell in the zoo. There are bonus features including a read-along phrases, an activity guide, an interactive quiz, voiceover and ASL vocabulary.
This DVD will teach you how to identify the different types of classifiers and how to use them appropriately. It will introduce you to terms like “perimeter morpheme,” “movement roots,” and “classifier predicates” to give you tools to discuss your work. This DVD details classifiers in a scaffold approach that allows you to learn about this imperfect linguistic aspect of ASL in a manner that is fun, thought provoking and allows for creativity. There are 200 additional minutes worth of practice content. CUEs can be earned.
Laurence Layne, LMT, CH, is the owner of a wholistic clinic and trained and certified in numerous massage, manual therapy, and stretching techniques. This DVD is an instructional fitness video for healthy individuals to learn how to stretch and increase range of motion and not intended as a substitute for medical treatment. Laurence explains the basic causes for repetitive motion injuries and then walks you through various stretches for the upper body.
The Deaf President Now movement of March 1988 celebrated its fifth anniversary on March 8, 1993 with a national teleconference that was received by more than 100 locations throughout the United States and Canada. This DVD reviews the events of DPN and how they affected the Deaf community over the past five years.
Set in Scotland, this fourth installment in the series provides readers with an exciting adventure from the present day to the past. As the family gets ready for a wedding and the investiture of a new laird, fingers are crossed that the spirit of Sir Malcolm does not interrupt. Join Kateri, Lady Victoria, Leigh Ann and Dawn, four pre-teen deaf and hard of hearing cousins and blood relations of Sir Malcolm, as they share their adventure of investigating hauntings, lake monsters and a knight who needs help in this otherworldly episode. Spirits Among the Ruins is a great story for middle and high school students.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
•When Colors Collide
•Revenge of Dr. Cochlear
•Guess the Pun
•Silent Comedy Club
•ASL and the Hearing World
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.
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.
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.