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Fruitful Feedback Forums
Summary: 

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.

Author: 
Maureen Longo Tuccelli
Imprint: 
Elkton, FL: Dr Sign's M & M Productions, c2012
Upper Body Stretching
Summary: 

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.

Author: 
Laurence Layne
Imprint: 
Elkton, FL: Dr Sign's M & M Productions, c2009
When "Duck" Is Not Enough
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Summary: 

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.

Author: 
Maureen Longo Tuccelli
Imprint: 
Elkton, FL: Dr Sign's M & M Productions, c2009
Catholic Liturgical Signs
Summary: 

Maureen Longo Tuccelli, CI, Instructor, demonstrates and explains the signs used for the responses and prayers during a Catholic Mass. This DVD is mainly intended for the instruction of interpreters to help prepare them for interpreting the Catholic Mass. *There is a 3-minute news story/advertisement for Silent Weekend at the beginning of the presentation.

Author: 
Maureen Longo Tuccelli
Imprint: 
Elkton, FL: Dr Sign's M & M Productions, c2002
Criminal Procedure for the Court Interpreter
Summary: 

In this 80-minute presentation, Holly Mikkelson provides an in-depth explanation of the US criminal justice system. Topics include state and federal courts, types of crimes, pre-trial proceedings, jury selection, opening statements, types of evidence, direct and cross examination, objections, closing arguments, jury instructions, verdict, sentencing, and appeals. The accompanying booklet also includes a municipal court advisement of rights, a list of criminal law motions, a list of objections, and a list of commonly mistranslated legal terms.

Author: 
Holly Mikkleson
Imprint: 
Spreckels, CA: ACEBO, c1998
Receptive Practice with Numbers
Summary: 

In a three-part format, Dr. Mike Tuccelli introduces numbers then presents receptive practice. In Part I, numbers one (1) through the billions are demonstrated. Part II focuses on rules and using numbers in various situations including the signing of one’s age, scores, time, money, temperature, measurements, chemistry and math. In the final section, Part III, he presents extensive receptive practice on the previous material.

Author: 
Mike Tuccelli, "DrSign"
Imprint: 
Orange Park, Fla. : Florida First Coast Signing Video Productions, 2013,1998
Get Real!
Summary: 

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.

Author: 
Terzis, Samantha
Imprint: 
Franklin, TN: Samantha Terzis, c2013
Deaf Mosaic #402: Deaf President Now
Summary: 

Emmy Award-winning Deaf Mosaic, a television/magazine formatted program produced by the former Department of Television, Film and Photography at Gallaudet University, presents the 'Deaf President Now' protest of 1988. Tabbed as the most extraordinary week in Deaf history, this episode includes interviews with student leaders Greg Hlibok, Tim Rarus, Bridgetta Bourne, Jerry Covall and others. Exclusive footage of the demonstrations on the Gallaudet campus is shown along with an interview with the new Gallaudet president, Dr. I. King Jordan.

Author: 
Deaf Mosaic
Imprint: 
Washington, D.C.: Gallaudet University, c1988
Rachel and the TreeSchoolers: Plants and Flowers
Summary: 

Intended to entertain and educate, Rachel and her Treeschooler friends use stories and songs to teach a preschool curriculum and character-building values. In this episode, the Plants and Flowers curriculum explores such questions as:
• How do plants grow?
• What do plants need to live?
• What is photosynthesis?
• What are the parts of a plant?
• How can we work together to learn something new?
This set comes with an accompanying CD of music and downloadable free activity books can be found at:
http://www.signingtime.com/treeschoolers

Author: 
Two Little Hands Productions
Imprint: 
Midvale, UT: Two Little Hands Productions, c2013
Rachel and the TreeSchoolers: Incredible Insects
Summary: 

Intended to entertain and educate, Rachel and her Treeschooler friends use stories and songs to teach a preschool curriculum and character-building values. In this episode, the Incredible Insects curriculum explores parts of an insect, habitats, insect facts, variety of insects, alphabet, American Sign Language, problem-solving, and the valuable contributions of each unique individual.

This set comes with an accompanying CD of music and downloadable free activity books can be found at:
http://www.signingtime.com/treeschoolers

Author: 
Two Little Hands Productions
Imprint: 
Midvale, UT: Two Little Hands Productions, c2013
SKI-HI Total Communication Video Program
Summary: 

This program was developed to teach Total Communication to families of young deaf and/or hard of hearing children in their homes. Each lesson shows the family how to make signs. Then there is a check to see how well family members learned the signs. Finally, there are practice sentences, demonstrations and sign tips to show application of the signs. There are six DVDs in the set.

Disk 1
Lesson 1: Identify Members of the Family
Lesson 2: Getting Along With the Family
Lesson 3: More Family Survival Signs
Lesson 4: Getting Up
Lesson 5: Getting Dressed
Lesson 6: Brushing Teeth & Combing Hair
Lesson 7: Changing Diapers
Lesson 8: Getting a Drink
Lesson 9: Going to the Bathroom

Disk 2
Lesson 10: Getting Dressed for Bed
Lesson 11: Storytime (Intro to Animals)
Lesson 12: Little Rhymes, Songs & Prayers
Lesson 13: Foods
Lesson 14: More Foods & Eating Meals
Lesson 15: Preparing Meals
Lesson 16: Body Parts
Lesson 17: Getting Hurt & Being Sick
Lesson 18: Expressing Feelings

Disk 3
Lesson 19: Things in the House
Lesson 20: Taking Care of Clothes
Lesson 21: Setting & Clearing the Table
Lesson 22: Toys & Playthings
Lesson 23: Playing Outside the House
Lesson 24: Playing Inside the House
Lesson 25: Traveling
Lesson 26: Visiting Places
Lesson 27: Going to School
Lesson 28: Manual Alphabet
Lesson 29: Question & Connecting Words
Lesson 30: Prepositions & Affixes

Disc 4
Lesson 31: Relatives & Relationships
Lesson 32: Identifiers & Pronouns
Lesson 33: People in the Community
Lesson 34: Body Parts
Lesson 35: Sickness & Injury
Lesson 36: Clothing
Lesson 37: Home & Farm Animals
Lesson 38: Wild Animals
Lesson 39: Birds, Fish, Insects & Reptiles

Disk 5
Lesson 40: Fruits & Vegetables
Lesson 41: Treats & Beverages
Lesson 42: Meats, Main Dishes & Cooking Ingredients
Lesson 43: Describing People & Things
Lesson 44: Describing Sizes, Amounts, Distances & Actions
Lesson 45: Ways of Feeling
Lesson 46: Things in the House
Lesson 47: Things in the Yard
Lesson 48: Nature

Disc 6
Lesson 49: Days & Time
Lesson 50: Months & Seasons
Lesson 51: Holidays & Celebrations
Lesson 52: Communication & Action Words
Lesson 53: Action Words
Lesson 54: Less Action Words
Lesson 55: Getting There (Transportation & Directions)
Lesson 56: Places
Lesson 57: Countries
Lesson 58: At School
Lesson 59: Reading, Writing, Arithmetic & Communication Skills
Lesson 60: Music, Science, Art, & Sports

Author: 
HOPE, Inc
Imprint: 
North Logan, UT: Ski-Hi Institute, c2006
Signing Time My First Signs Volume 1
Summary: 

From their magical world, Alex, Leah and Hopkins, their frog invite infants and children to learn to sign. The Signing Time Series combines signing children and infants, animation, and music and an adult that models each sign. Volume 1, My First Signs presents eighteen (18) sign concepts including milk, bird, want, eat and cat. Available with Spanish play options.

Author: 
Two Little Hands Productions
Imprint: 
Salt Lake City, UT: Two Little Hands Productions, c2007
Sign With Me, Volume 1: Building Conversations
Summary: 

Part of an instructional sign language series for hearing parents of deaf children age birth to three. In Volume 1, Building Conversations, basic signs which can be used with children everyday are presented. Also you will learn how to sign short, simple and expressive sentences, follow your child's lead in communicating, use facial expressions and body movement to support signed messages, understand a variety of adult and child signers, and use positive parenting skills to improve your child's communication development. Included are two DVDs containing eight lessons each with five activities or games family members can use with your deaf child and two DVDs with open-captioned versions of these lessons.

Author: 
Boys Town National Research Hospital
Imprint: 
Omaha, NE: Boys Town National Research Hospital, c1994
Sign With Me, Volume 2: Building Concepts
Summary: 

Sign With Me is an instructional sign language series for hearing parents of deaf children age birth to three. Volume 2, Building Concepts is designed to improve your signing and parenting skills and stimulate your deaf child's language acquisition. You will also learn how to use signs to describe feelings and experiences as well as objects, teach concepts like wet and dry during your child's daily routines such as bath time, and use questions words to encourage your child's curiosity. Included are two DVDs containing eight lessons, each with five activities or games family members can use with your deaf child and two DVDs with open-captioned versions of these activities. An accompanying workbook is available and is recommended.

Author: 
Boys Town National Research Hospital
Imprint: 
Omaha, NE: Boys Town National Research Hospital, c1994
Sign With Me, Volume 3: Positive Parenting
Summary: 

Sign With Me is an instructional sign language series for hearing parents of deaf children age birth to three. Volume 3, Positive Parenting presents basic signs and ideas for praising your child and managing behaviors. Also presented is how to discipline in positive ways and avoid the frequent use of 'no', how to encourage your child to make choices and follow routines, how to warn in a way that guides the child, and how to handle tantrums and redirect unwanted behaviors. Included are two DVDs containing eight lessons, each with five activities or games family members can use with your deaf child and two DVDs with open-captioned versions of these lessons. An accompanying workbook is available and is recommended.

Author: 
Boys Town National Research Hospital
Imprint: 
Omaha, NE: Boys Town National Research Hospital, c1994
Personal or Professional: The Ethics Conundrum
Summary: 

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.

Author: 
Winkshop, Inc
Imprint: 
Palm Harbor, FL.: Winkshop, Inc c2012
Topography
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Summary: 

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.

Author: 
Winkshop, Inc
Imprint: 
Palm Harbor, FL: Winkshop, Inc c2013
Native Fingerspelling
Summary: 

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.

Author: 
Winkshop, Inc
Imprint: 
Palm Harbor, FL: Winkshop, Inc c2012
Classifiers
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Summary: 

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.

Author: 
Winkshop, Inc
Imprint: 
Palm Harbor, FL: Winkshop, Inc c2012
The Right Rights: Interpreting the Miranda Warning
Summary: 

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.

Author: 
Winkshop, Inc
Imprint: 
Palm Harbor, FL: Winkshop, Inc c2012
Reading to Deaf Children: Learning From Deaf Adults
Summary: 

Considerable research has explored the most effective strategies used by deaf parents and teachers for reading to deaf children. Based on those studies and direct observations by the author, the fifteen principles outlined in *the accompany manual and vividly demonstrated on the videotape are a guide for parents and teachers who want to promote literacy, and share the pleasure of reading with the deaf and hard of hearing children.

Author: 
David R. Schleper with Daniel Koo and Ann Lynn Smith
Imprint: 
[Washington, DC] : Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center, c2007
The HeART of Deaf Culture
Summary: 

Multimedia interactive 2-DVD set exploring Deaf Visual Art, ASL and English literature, Deaf theater and Deaf cinema. Includes in-depth interviews with Deaf scholars and creators from each genre. Disc 1 plays on the computer and includes summary texts for the interviews found on Disc 2. Disc 1 features interactive timelines and sample works from each genre with text and video files. The interviews on Disc 2 can be used for receptive practice.

Author: 
Rochester Institute of Technology
Imprint: 
Rochester, NY: Rochester Institute of Technology, c2012
Stories About Growing Up
Summary: 

The Atlanta Area School for the Deaf, Center for Accessible Technology in Sign, presents three stories from Scholastic, one of the largest publishers and distributors of children’s books. Shown with partial animation and pop-in signed interpretations are: Leo the Late Bloomer; A Weekend with Wendell; and Joey Runs Away.

Author: 
Atlanta Area School for the Deaf, Center for Accessible Technology in Sign
Imprint: 
Atlanta, GA: Atlanta Area School for the Deaf, c2000
Blue Burt and Wiggles
Summary: 

The story of Blue Burt and Wiggles 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 Blue Burt and Wiggles as he tries to find the courage to join his brothers and sisters in the pond. There are bonus features including read-along phrases, an activity guide, an interactive quiz, voiceover and ASL vocabulary.

Author: 
Signs for Intelligence
Imprint: 
Phoenix, AZ: Signs for Intelligence, c2010
Signing On
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Summary: 

This DVD looks at deaf breast cancer survivors and the impact such a diagnosis can have on their spouses, children, and the deaf community itself. The film does not shy away from the hard facts as it relates to the barriers, uncertainties and fears that deaf people experience when faced with a difficult diagnosis, often compounded by challenges communicating with health professionals and understanding complex medical terms.

Author: 
Barbara Allen
Imprint: 
Whitehouse Station, NJ: Barbara Allen, c2011

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