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Deaf-Blind Reality: Living the Life
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Deaf-Blind Reality: Living the Life explores what life is really like for persons with a combination of vision and hearing loss, and in a few cases, other disabilities as well. Editor Scott M. Stoffel presents extensive interviews with 12 deaf-blind individuals, including himself, who live around the world, from Missouri to New Zealand, Louisiana to South Africa, and Ohio to England. These contributors each describe their families’ reactions and the support they received; their experiences in school and entering adulthood; and how they coped with degeneration, ineffective treatments, and rehabilitation. Each discusses their personal education related to careers, relationships, and communication, including those with cochlear implants. Deaf-Blind Reality offers genuine understanding of the unspectacular but altogether daunting challenges of daily life for deaf-blind people.

Author: 
Scott M. Stoffel
Imprint: 
Washington, DC: Gallaudet University Press, c2012
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Amy Signs: A Mother, Her Deaf Daughter, and Their Stories
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“Thirty-seven years ago, I vowed to write a truthful book about raising a deaf child.” Rebecca Willman Gernon followed through on her promise with her deaf daughter Amy Willman in this extraordinary new narrative. Many stories have been told about a parent’s struggle to help her deaf child succeed in a mostly hearing world. Amy Signs marks a signature departure in that both Rebecca and Amy relate their perspectives on their journey together.

       When she learns of 11-month-old Amy’s deafness in 1969, Rebecca fully expresses her anguish, and traces all of the difficulties she endured in trying to find the right educational environment for Amy. The sacrifices of the rest of her family weighed heavily on her, also. Though she resolved to place four-year-old Amy in Nebraska’s residential school for deaf students, the emotional toll seemed too much to bear.

       Amy’s view acts as the perfect counterpoint. Interwoven with her mother’s story, Amy’s account confirms that signing served her best. She summarizes life in boarding school as “laughter and homesickness.” She laughed with all of her deaf friends, though felt homesick at times. Amy thanks her mother for the gift of sign, asserting that a mainstream education would never have led her to earn a master’s degree and later teach American Sign Language at the University of Nebraska. Amy Signs is a positive albeit cautionary tale for parents of deaf children today whose only choice is a mainstreamed education.

Author: 
Rebecca Willman Gernon; Amy Willman
Imprint: 
Washington, D.C.: Gallaudet University Press, c2012
The Deaf Child in a Hearing Family: Nurturing Development
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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.

 

Author: 
Arthur Boothroyd, Janice Gatty
Imprint: 
San Diego, Cali.: Plural Pub., c2012
Bilingual Deaf and Hearing Families: Narrative Interviews
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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.

Author: 
Barbara Bodner-Johnson, Beth Sonnenstrahl Benedict
Imprint: 
Washington, D.C.: Gallaudet University Press, c2012
Tell Me How It Reads: Tutoring Deaf and Hearing Students in the Writing Center
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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.

Author: 
Rebecca Day Babcock
Imprint: 
Washington, DC: Gallaudet University Press, 2012
Sonic Shaker Portable Vibrating Alarm Clock
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The Sonic Alert Sonic Shaker SBP100 travel alarm clock comes complete with batteries, pillow strap with clasp and a protective travel case. You can be awakened by the powerful bed shaker and/or loud pulsating alarm so you won't ever sleep through appointments, work or school.

Features:

90dB audible alarm
Powerful vibration
Easy-to-set function keys
Easy-to-read 0.75" display
Standard size batteries included (2 AA; 1 AAA)
Travel case with pillow clasp included
Continuous four minute snooze
Swivel and flush mounted display protects settings
Manually lighted display for up to 50% longer battery life
Dimensions: 3-3/4" diameter

Author: 
Sonic Alert
Imprint: 
Troy, MI : Sonic Alert, [20--]
NAD-RID National Interpreter Certification Interview & Performance Practice DVD
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This valuable DVD features a practice exam that provides interview and performance vignettes that are representative of the current exam format. The practice DVD also allows NIC candidates another layer of preparation in applying practical analytical and critical thinking skills so the NIC candidate can enter the testing site with a greater sense of comfort and knowledge of the exam flow and timing. The 2nd edition of the NAD-RID NIC Practice DVD gives candidates the opportunity to gauge their progress, put skills into practice, and prepare for exam day.

Author: 
RID
Imprint: 
Alexandria, Va.: National Association of the Deaf: Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, 2013
Emergency medical words & sentences in American Sign Language
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A set of 2 DVDs. Each DVD teaches over 300 vocabulary words and sentences in ASL that Deaf / Hard of Hearing individuals use in various medical and emergency related situations. The DVDs are a very useful tool for people in emergency professions as well as sign language students and interpreters.

Author: 
Everyday ASL Productions
Imprint: 
Los Angeles, California: Everyday ASL Productions, 2013
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Ear Responsible: Exploring the Skills for Hearing
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Teaching youngsters how to care for their ears will provide them a lifetime of healthy learning enjoyment. But to hear, really hear, means youngsters must learn to be good listeners. A way for children to enjoyably explore the art of learning to listen.

Author: 
Film Ideas
Imprint: 
Wheeling, IL: Film Ideas Inc., c2008
Ear and Now: Exploring the Learning from Hearing
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Armed with techniques for listening, youngsters are now prepared to put their ears immediately to work in the challenging program Ear and Now. Created in a fun and instructive manner, children will be encouraged to become detectives as they listen to learn from the cacophony of sounds that surround them. 

Author: 
Film Ideas
Imprint: 
Wheeling, IL: Film Ideas Inc., c2008
Baby Wordsworth: First Words, Around the House
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Baby Wordsworth playfully taps into your little one's natural curiosity and introduces 30 words from around the home -- both spoken and in sign language. This engaging program presents little ones with familiar objects in the kitchen, playroom, yard and more -- from the living room window to their favorite teddy bear.

Join special guest Marlee Matlin as she demonstrates the concept of nonverbal communication. Also featuring a delightful blend of real-world images, adorable puppet shows and beautiful classical music, Baby Wordsworth is an interactive guide to an exciting world of fun and discovery that you and your child can share -- right under your very own roof!

Author: 
Rashmi Turner
Imprint: 
Burbank, CA: Buena Vista Home Entertainment, c2009
The Illustrated Guide to Assistive Technology and Devices: Tools and Gadgets for Living Independently
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This new illustrated guide to assistive technologies and devices chronicles the use of AT/AD - technology used by individuals with disabilities to perform functions that might otherwise be difficult or impossible.

This book empowers people to use assistive technologies to overcome some of their physical or mental limitations and have a more equal playing field. It includes real-life examples about how people with disabilities are using assistive technology (AT) to assist them in daily tasks, and discusses emotional issues related to AT/AD.

Author: 
Suzanne Robitaille
Imprint: 
New York: Demos Medical Pub., c2010
I Can't Hear You: Live and Laugh With Hearing Loss
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This practical book, written by people who have been down the hearing loss road before you, guides you through the hearing loss process. “I Can’t Hear You” teaches you about your ears and the many things you need to know in order to successfully live with your hearing loss. For example, you’ll learn about hearing loss, hearing testing, hearing aids, assistive devices, coping skills, support groups and resources that are available to help you. This book is mainly for hard of hearing seniors, although anyone with hearing loss will benefit from its wisdom.

Author: 
Northern Virginia Resource Center for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Persons
Imprint: 
Stewartstown, Pa: Integrity First Publications, c2009, 2011
Auditory-Verbal Practice: Toward a Family-Centered Approach
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This text is structured to provide the reader with the basics of auditory-verbal practices from a historical perspective, including the knowledge to understand how it evolved to current evidence-based practices. Families who learn that one of its members has a hearing loss will experience varied reactions. To best serve these families, practitioners must provide family assessment, support, and information. The book begins by examining the theoretical and practical bases of family therapy models, and the development of a systemic viewpoint that is crucial to practitioners who must evolve to serve more than just the parent-child dyad. Essential family therapeutic strategies that are needed to effectively work with families are presented, and from an objective perspective, current auditory-verbal practices and various ethical issues are examined. Varied family-based intervention models are discussed, with the family-centered approach considered the ideal to which practitioners aspire. The book explains how the merging of auditory-verbal and systemic family therapy strategies can effectively culminate in the implementation of family-based approaches to intervention. Evidence-based strategies embraced by family therapists and family-centered intervention service providers that can be implemented by auditory-verbal practitioners are shared by a cross-cultural collaboration of contributors to this book. The strategies and discussions contained in this comprehensive resource will be of special interest to speech-language pathologists, educational audiologists, and teachers for children with hearing loss, as well as early intervention service providers and social workers.

Author: 
Ellen A. Rhoades; Jill Duncan
Imprint: 
Springfield, Ill.: Charles C. Thomas, c2010
Teaching Activities for Children Who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing: A Practical Guide for Teachers
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This book tells about how we teach deaf children to talk at the Moog Center and at the other Certified Moog Programs. It presents a way of thinking about teaching deaf children to talk. In this book, we explain our philosophy and provide overall guidelines to help teachers decide what to teach, and how and when to teach it. A major focus is on the "how to" for a variety of language activities, including many sample lessons as well as ideas and resources for other activities. Teaching Activities is intended to be used by teachers as a practical guide to teaching children who are deaf and hard of hearing to talk. 

Author: 
Jean Sachar Moog
Imprint: 
St. Louis, MO: Moog Center for Deaf Education, 2003
Eardrum-Hum: Exploring the Health of Hearing
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Like other organs in the body, our ears must be protected and cared for properly. In EARDRUM-HUM, children learn that while their ears will bring great enjoyment to their lives, loud sounds, foreign objects and childhood infections can sometimes contribute to serious and even permanent damage to their hearing.

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Film Ideas
Imprint: 
Wheeling, IL: Film Ideas Inc., c2008
Ear Ye, Hear Ye: Exploring the Science of Hearing
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In Ear Ye, Hear Ye, age appropriate vignettes assisted by animated examples, help young children understand how sound is captured by the outer ear and interpreted by the brain. Throughout the video enjoyable exercises will teach children the importance of sound and how the sounds they hear assist in their learning.

Author: 
Film Ideas
Imprint: 
Wheeling, IL: Film Ideas Inc., c2008
ASL Equivalence & Use of Space
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This DVD is intended to for interpreters and ASL students. Follow the step-by-step recommended activities to learn how to interpret better from spoken English to ASL by; maximizing use of space features, improving production of fingerspelling and learning how to make appropriate sign choices. Learn by doing, viewing, analyzing and doing again!

Each Video Tutorial program provides a pre-test, step-by-step activities, comparisons of interpretations by Lou Fant and Jan Humphrey, a new Visual analysis using motion graphics, side-by-side views and a chance to see how much you've learned with a post-test. This workshop can be used to earn CEUs.

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Sign Enhancers
Imprint: 
Eden Prairie, Minn.: Sign Enhancers, c2011
Advanced American Sign Language
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Intended for people with a previous knowledge of ASL to take their knowledge of ASL to the next level with this series of advanced American Sign Language training programs.  This series utilizes the skills and techniques of performers and teachers with extensive experience in the deaf community and deaf education.  Each individual program presents a lecture, signed by Angela Stratiy, that focuses on a significant facet of ASL.  The lecture is then followed by several stories signed in ASL by deaf signers chosen to represent a variety of signing styles and regional signs within the deaf community. 

KEY ELEMENTS 1   (75 min)
Key elements of ASL included in this program are: identifying a narrator and characters of a story using body and gaze shift; determining the difference between nouns, verbs, and adjectives using ASL classifiers; and the use of space in ASL to establish a location for a particular referent’s discourse.  

KEY ELEMENTS 2   (98 min)
Key elements of ASL included in this program are: the use of focal expressions to express affect in ASL; the transition markers required to guide the flow of discourse in ASL; the importance of a signer’s entire signing space to identify grammatical structure; and the identification of the topic(s) of discourse. 

KEY ELEMENTS 3    (71 min)
Key elements of ASL included in this program are: identifying the subject and object of a sentence and the inclusion of spatial referencing; clarifying the context of a discourse using fingerspelling; and the elements to consider when signing numbers in American Sign Language.

Author: 
Angela Stratiy; Donna Korpinisky
Imprint: 
San Francisco, CA: Exploration Production Inc., 2004
Beyond Strategies: Book Sharing the Deaf Way
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This DVD focuses on topics such as scaffolding the development of ASL, emergent literacy, and cognition during book sharing, linking ASL and English during book sharing, and translating text into a register more developmentally appropriate and understandable for preschool deaf children.  

DVD features:

  • Explanations of the culturally based literacy practices Deaf teachers use to share books
  • Program is presented in ASL with options for adding a spoken English voiceover and English subtitles
  • Video clips show examples from four classroom-based book sharing sessions
  • Teachers share insights and discuss each video clip
  • Guided practice items and additional resources
Author: 
Lynne Erting
Imprint: 
Washington, D.C.: Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center, 2006
Dr. Wonder's Workshop: Season One
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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.

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Silent Blessings, Deaf Video Communications and Deaf Missions
Imprint: 
Indianapolis, Ind.: Deaf Missions, p2007
Parable Theater: Jeff 'n' Toby
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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.

Author: 
Jeff Jackson; Toby Welch
Imprint: 
Council Bluffs, IA: Deaf Missions, 2008
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This DVD presents fire safety solutions for people with disabilities.  Smoke alarms built especially for deaf and Hard of Hearing people are explained component by component.  The importance of fire safety plans is discussed along with instructions for how to develop one for your own home. Presented in American Sign Language.

Author: 
Nancy Trench and Craig Woods
Imprint: 
Stillwater, Oklahoma: Oklahoma State University Fire Protection Publications, 2005
Health Investigations with Dr. Know: Hearing
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With all the noise around us, is our hearing really in danger? Dr. Know enlists an audiologist to test sound levels around the home and at a heavy metal concert. You'll want to hear his findings.

Dr. Know is real-life physician Paul Trotman. Join him as he debunks, deflates, and demystifies many of the myths we've been told about staying healthy. Topics range from the puzzling and exciting to the titillating and scary, but they're always interesting and filled with facts that will make you say, "I didn't know that."

Author: 
Discovery School
Imprint: 
Silver Spring, MD: Distributed by Discovery Education, c2007

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