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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
Children of a Lesser God
Summary: 

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.

Author: 
Hesper Anderson and Mark Medoff
Imprint: 
Hollywood, Calif. : Paramount Home Video, c2000
What Do I Do Now?: Communication Skills and Strategies for Individuals Working with Young Children Who Have Sensory Impairments
Summary: 

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.

Author: 
Hope Publishing
Imprint: 
Logan, Utah : SKI-HI Institute, Department of Communicative Disorders, Utah State University : Distributed by HOPE, Inc., 2004
Hearing Aid Management Skills for Families of Young Children Who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Summary: 

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.

Author: 
Written, directed and produced by the SKI*HI Institute, Department of Communication Disorders
Imprint: 
Logan, Utah : Hope Inc., 2013, 1993
Understanding and Appreciating Deafness
Summary: 

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.

Author: 
Hope Publishing
Imprint: 
Logan, Utah : Utah State University ; Distributed by HOPE Inc, 2013, 1999
Aids: What the Deaf Community Needs to Know
Summary: 

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.

Author: 
Susan Currie-Smith
Imprint: 
[S.l.] : SCS Productions ; Gallaudet Media [distributor], 2013, 1988
Switched at Birth: Volume One
Summary: 

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.

Author: 
ABC Family
Imprint: 
Burbank, Calif. : Buena Vista Home Entertainment, [2011]
ASL for Families
Summary: 

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.

Author: 
Hope Publishing
Imprint: 
North Logan, UT : Hope, Inc. : Ski-Hi Institute, 2013, 2003
ASL Stories by Doug Bullard
Summary: 

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.

Author: 
Douguiya Bullard
Imprint: 
[Gainesville, Fla.] : M & M MultiMedia, [2008?]
Patriotic Songs in ASL and Signed English
Summary: 

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.

Author: 
Maureen Longo Tuccelli
Imprint: 
Gainesville, FL : M and M Multi-Media Productions, [2002]
Sign Language Practice Series: Paragraphs
Summary: 

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.)

Author: 
Rex Lowman
Imprint: 
Washington, D.C. : Gallaudet University, 2013, 1979
ASL Stories by Paul Jones
Summary: 

Paul Jones, a Deaf ASL storyteller, tells three stories with lots of action and details. Taped live at University of Florida’s Deaf ASL Storytelling Festival, Paul Jones moves across the stage and sometimes off screen. This is good receptive practice for ASL learners and ITP students. *People that get queasy easily might suffer motion sickness while watching this DVD.

Author: 
Paul Jones
Imprint: 
[Gainesville, Fla.] : M & M MultiMedia, [2008?]
Sign Language Practice Series: Sentences
Summary: 

Rex Lowman’s series of 200 sign language practice tests each consisting of 25 signed sentences for self-testing of receptive sign language skills. A minimum level of proficiency in Signed English is needed to begin the series. Each tape becomes increasing more difficult than the previous one.

(Answer sheets are available.)

Author: 
Rex Lowman
Imprint: 
Washington, D.C. : Gallaudet University, 2013, 1970
Deaf Culture
Title:
Summary: 

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?
Employment
The Three “A”s
A Win/Win Deal!
Perspectives
Components of Deaf Culture
Subcultures
Preferences
What is Normal?
Language Controversy
Language and Deaf Culture
Cochlear Implants
Career Preparation
Language and Learning
CI and Language
Trouble Learning English… Why?
Structure of Language
Language Continuum
Choosing the Best School
Deaf Ed “Fixes”
High Expectations Works!
Rules of Behavior
Final Thoughts

Author: 
Dr. Sign
Imprint: 
[Elkton, Fla.] : M and M Multi-Media Productions, [2006]
TSD Sign Language Series
Summary: 

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.

Author: 
Tennessee School for the Deaf
Imprint: 
Knoxville, TN : Tennessee School for the Deaf
American Government Vocabulary
Summary: 

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.

Author: 
Maureen Longo Tuccelli
Imprint: 
[Elkton, Fla.] : M and M Multi-Media Productions, [2010?]
T.S.D. Through the Years
Summary: 

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

Author: 
TSD Alumni Association
Imprint: 
Knoxville, TN : TSD Alumni Association, 1996?, 2013
Conceptual Accuracy in Religious Signing
Summary: 

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.

Author: 
MikeTuccelli
Imprint: 
Gainesville, Fla. : M & M Multi-Media Productions, [2000?]
The Touch
Title:
Summary: 

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.

Author: 
Don Bangs
Imprint: 
[Washington, D.C.] : Gallaudet College, 2013, [1983?]
Faculty Sign Communication: Units 1-7
Summary: 

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

Author: 
Gallaudet
Imprint: 
Washington, D.C. : Gallaudet Media Distribution, 2013, 1986

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