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big al
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The story of Big Al is brought to life with original music, voice and sign language helping all children appreciate the richness of a visual language. Manny Hernandez interprets the story of Big Al, the gnarly fish trying to find his true colors to his fishy friends. 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
Ferdinand
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The Story of Ferdinand is brought to life with original music, voice and sign language helping all children appreciate the richness of a visual language. Manny Hernandez interprets as Ferdinand finds peace and contentment on the Spanish countryside. There are bonus features including a read-along text, activity guide, interactive quiz, and ASL vocabulary.

Author: 
Munro, Leaf
Imprint: 
Norwalk, CT: Weston Woods Studio; Scholastic, c2009
A Creature Was Stirring: One Boy's Night Before Christmas
Summary: 

A Creature was Stirring is brought to life with original music, voice and sign language helping all children appreciate the richness of a visual language. Manny Hernandez interprets the story of the night before Christmas. There are bonus features including a read-along text, an activity guide, an interactive quiz, and ASL vocabulary.

Author: 
Signs for Intelligence, LLC
Imprint: 
Phoenix, AZ: Signs for Intelligence, c2010
Little Quack
Summary: 

The story of Little Quack is brought to life with original music, voice and sign language helping all children appreciate the richness of visual language. Missy Keast interprets the story of Little Quack as he tries to find the courage to join his brothers and sisters in the pond. There are bonus features including a read-along text, activity guide, interactive quiz, Quack-u-lator and ASL vocabulary.

Author: 
Thompson, Lauren
Imprint: 
Norwalk, CT: Weston Woods Studio, c2009
Learning Sign Language Rules!
Summary: 

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:
•ABCs
•See What I Mean”- Communication
•May I Take Your Order?
•Sweats and Treats
•Fruit Market Fling
•Time, Time, Time
•Fruits and vegetables
•ASL Signs and English Words

Author: 
SLIC, Inc.
Imprint: 
Cleveland, OH: SLIC, Inc., c1994, 2006
Learning to Sign is Cool!
Summary: 

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:
•Family Fun
•Day at the Park
•Baby’s Sick
•The Mad Plot of Dr. Cochlear
•Stick ‘em Up Silent Comedy Club
•Play on Signs
•Numbers 1-30
•Fun with Puns & Days of the Week

Author: 
SLIC, Inc.
Imprint: 
Cleveland, OH: SLIC, Inc., c2006
Learning to Sign: It's a Party!
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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:
•Totally Awesome!
•When Colors Collide
•Opposites Attack!
•Revenge of Dr. Cochlear
•Guess the Pun
•Silent Comedy Club
•Videophones
•ASL and the Hearing World

Author: 
SLIC, Inc.
Imprint: 
Cleveland, OH: SLIC, Inc., c2008
Baby, Toddler, and Preschool Sign Language
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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.

Author: 
Signing Families
Imprint: 
Baltimore, MD: Signing Families, c2008
There's Something In My Attic
Summary: 

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.

Author: 
Weston Woods Studios, Scholastic, Inc.
Imprint: 
Norwalk, CT: Weston Woods Studios, c2009
Gladys Goes Out to Lunch
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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.

Author: 
Signs for Intelligence, LLC
Imprint: 
Phoenix, AZ: Signs for Intelligence, c2010
Spirits Among the Ruins
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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.

Author: 
Catherine Paul
Imprint: 
Tucson, AZ: F.A.M.E. Press, c2012
Powered On
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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.

Author: 
Sarah Churman
Imprint: 
Pensacola, FL: Indigo River Publishing, c2012
It All Depends
Summary: 

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.

Author: 
Carl B. Williams
Imprint: 
Hillsboro, OR: Butte Publications, c2006
No Limits
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No Limits is designed as a textbook for use in programs preparing teachers to meet the educational needs of students who are deaf and hard of hearing. The information will also benefit practicing teachers and other professionals in the field of deaf education. Applicable for educators of the deaf at all grade levels, this resource examines an array of teaching skills, including enhancing comprehensible communication, selecting instructional models, teaching learning strategies, and increasing student motivation.

Author: 
Carl B. Williams
Imprint: 
Hillsboro, OR: Butte Publications, c2009
Ann Silver : One Way, Deaf Way
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Ann Silver: One Way, Deaf Way gives you entry into the life and art of an incredible woman who has done much with her life. She has traveled the world. She has met several presidents and prime ministers. She has charmed her way into situations and into places few would imagine possible for anyone. To say that she is a remarkable person is to miss the mark. While barely 20 and an undergraduate, along with a few others, she started the Deaf Art Movement. By 25 her artwork had been published in over 10 books. By 40 she had created an international symbol of sign language interpreting, and had her design work published on over 2000 book covers. By 45, after rededicating her life to studio art, she had completed over 150 pieces and defined a new art genre: Deaf Pop Art. She has taken more photographs of famous people using the ILY sign than most people can name. This book is an art biography because it is about her art, but it is also about her life. It reads in chronological format, starting with her birth and leads the reader through various stages in her life and artwork up to the present.

Author: 
James W. Van Manen
Imprint: 
Seattle, WA: Empyreal Press, c2012
I Can Count to Ten in ASL, English, and Spanish
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I Can Count to Ten in ASL, English and Spanish!Puedo contar hasta diez en ASL, Inglés y Español! is a dynamic educational book to assist children to learn their numbers to ten. Designed to help children who are hearing or deaf learn to count by using a trilingual approach that takes into account child development principles. Each number is presented with the numeral, the word for the number printed in English and Spanish and a photograph of the number in American Sign Language (ASL). The directions are also written in English and Spanish to help guide the child.

Author: 
Shara Lawrence-Weiss
Imprint: 
Pine, AZ: Personal Child Stories, c2009
Lost in the System
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"I sat in meeting after meeting listening to Max's teachers say 'What a joy it is to have Max in my class.' They talked about this little boy always smiling and a delight to teach. Two years later these same teachers said we can't educate Max. Then the District wanted to toss Max aside after wasting two years of his education with no real plan. I should have known there was something wrong when Max said to one of his teachers 'I don't want to come here anymore. Nobody likes me. I have no friends.' Alienated and pushed aside from the moment Max entered the District it was heartbreaking to watch and wonder what was to become of Max. Fear overcame me; scared Max would be forever lost in an educational system unable to teach him. It became my life's mission to fix the wrong that was done to Max. I was plunged into the fight of my life against a cutthroat District more focused on penny-pinching than educating. Never was I more afraid of failure, knowing Max's education was on the line and even more disheartening was the knowledge that if I lose my son pays the ultimate price."--Back cover

Author: 
Tom Gibson
Imprint: 
Glen Cove, NY: Tom Gibson, c2012
Kiefer and Friends
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Kiefer and Friends is a story about a Border Collie born deaf that shows the world that all dogs can lead a happy life even if they are living with a disability. The book also teaches people not to judge others by the way they look. You will meet some incredible dogs and learn about the different things they like to do. You will also learn some sign language.

Author: 
Trisha Malfitano
Imprint: 
United States: Create Space, c2012
My Dog Kiefer
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There is something very special about my dog Keifer...he is a Border Collie and was born deaf! Keifer wants to tell you all about himself and teach you how to talk to him using your hands. Follow him throughout his day and learn about what makes him truly special.

Author: 
Trisha Malfitano
Imprint: 
Bloomington, IN: Trafford Publishing, c2011
Madness in the Mainstream
Summary: 

Deaf and hard of hearing students are often placed in mainstream educational settings in accordance with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Many of these students succeed in what's considered the Least Restrictive Environment of the mainstream. Or do they? Madness in the Mainstream is a rare account of what goes on behind the scenes. Deaf author Mark Drolsbaugh pulls no punches as he reveals the consequences of life in the mainstream for deaf and hard of hearing students.

Author: 
Mark Drolsbaugh
Imprint: 
Spring House, PA: Handwave Publications, c2013
A 21st Century Deaf Ministry From a Biblical Perspective
Summary: 

Are you setting up a Deaf ministry and have no idea where to start? Do you currently serve in a Deaf ministry that could use some restructuring? This book and available workbook addresses every facet of Deaf ministry from its conception to its production of disciples for the Kingdom of God.

This text will also cover ministry team selection, interpreting techniques, and appropriate structure for a Deaf ministry group. As individuals use this book and apply its principles, they will see their ministry move from survival...to stability...to success...to significance, and become a model 21st century Deaf ministry.

Author: 
Noah Butler
Imprint: 
Birmingham, Ala. : International Institute of Deaf Services, 2012
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A 21st Century Deaf Ministry From a Biblical Perspective: Workbook
Summary: 

Are you setting up a Deaf ministry and have no idea where to start? Do you currently serve in a Deaf ministry that could use some restructuring? This workbook accompanies the book to address every facet of Deaf ministry from its conception to its production of disciples for the Kingdom of God.

As individuals use the book and supporting workbook and apply its principles, they will see their ministry move from survival...to stability...to success...to significance, and become a model 21st century Deaf ministry.

Author: 
Noah Butler and Bernice Allen
Imprint: 
Birmingham, Ala. : International Institute of Deaf Services, c2012
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Starting Points: Preparing Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students for Literacy Success
Summary: 

Overall, the book maintains that a balanced instructional framework is the most judicious approach to maximize literacy outcomes for students who are deaf and hard of hearing.

Author: 
Carl B. Williams
Imprint: 
Hillsboro, Or. : Butte Publications, c2012
For Hearing People Only: Answers to Some of the Most Commonly Asked Questions about the Deaf Community, Its Culture, and the "Deaf Reality": Student's Workbook
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For Hearing People Only: Student’s Workbook can be used for either self-guided instruction or in conjunction with a formal high-school or college course. Each workbook chapter, keyed to a book chapter, contains:

• five multiple-choice questions

• five true/false questions

• five fill-in-the-blanks statements

• two or more essay questions

Author: 
Matthew S. Moore and Linda Levitan
Imprint: 
Rochester, N.Y. : Deaf Life Press, 2008
More Than Meets the Eye: Revealing the Complexities of an Interpreted Education
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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

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