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Using Signing Time in Homeschool Programs
Summary: 

The Guide “Using Signing Time in Homeschool Programs” provides useful information about how parents can use Signing Time to support their homeschool curriculum across all subject areas. The full guide includes the following sections:

  • Using Signing Time to Fit:
    • Your Child’s Learning Style
    • Your Teaching Style
    • Your Budget
    • The Ages, Stages and Number of Children
    • Subject Matter
    • Your Use of Technology
  • Signing Basics
  • Signing Across Subject Areas
  • Themed Activities
  • Parent Resources
  • Overview of the Signing Time Classroom Edition
  • What is Signing Time?
  • Success Stories
Author: 
Colleen Brunetti; Liz Guerrini
Imprint: 
Salt Lake City, UT: Two Little Hands Productions, 20--?
Signing Time! Family, Feelings, and Fun Flashcard Set 4
Summary: 

Each colorful card shows your child:

  • A photo of Rachel making an ASL sign
  • a written description of how to make the sign for extra clarity
  • an illustration representing the word  (find Hopkins!)
  • the printed word in large print for beginning readers
  • the word used in a sentence for more advanced readers
Author: 
Two Little Hands Productions
Imprint: 
Salt Lake City, UT: Two Little Hands Productions, 2010
Ear Ye, Hear Ye: Exploring the Science of Hearing
Summary: 

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
Educational Interpreting Practice DVD 6: Secondary Level
Summary: 

This DVD will assist interpreters who are seeking to interpret effectively in educational settings.  The format is presented so that interpreters can practice interpretation skills from “spoken English (teacher discourse) to sign language (for students)” and from “sign language (student discourse) to spoken English.”

DVD contains the following:

• Students who are deaf or hard of hearing relating stories about their lives in sign language
• A voiced interpretation of the student signer
• A CD that has a PDF file that contains a complete transcript of the voiced interpretation

Author: 
Boys Town Press
Imprint: 
Boys Town, NE: Boys Town Press, 2012
The Parenting Journey: Raising Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children
Summary: 

Karen Putz grew up hard of hearing and became deaf as a teen. When her own kids began losing their hearing one by one, she figured she had all the answers. She quickly learned it was a whole other ball game to be a parent of deaf and hard of hearing kids. Karen shares the twists and turns of her journey and the wisdom she's learned along the way.

Author: 
Karen Putz
Imprint: 
Cambridge, Mass.: Barefoot Publications, 2012
Unheard Voices: A Dramatic Look Into the Heart of Hearing Loss
Summary: 

Unheard Voices is a candid and compassionate portrayal of people coping with the life-changing impact of hearing loss.  Gael Hannan, an actress with a profound hearing loss, portrays all the characters in this performance that covers the human spectrum of hearing loss–children, adults, women, men and professionals.  It covers issues and adaptations connected with hearing aids and cochlear implants.  The stories are both funny and moving, as ordinary words describe how hearing loss makes one feel and behave.

Author: 
Dalene Flannigan
Imprint: 
Etobicoke, Ontario: Harris Communications, c2003
Signing Time! Everyday Signs Flashcards Set 3
Summary: 

Each colorful card shows your child:

  • A photo of Rachel making an ASL sign
  • a written description of how to make the sign for extra clarity
  • an illustration representing the word  (find Hopkins!)
  • the printed word in large print for beginning readers
  • the word used in a sentence for more advanced readers
Author: 
Two Little Hands Productions
Imprint: 
Salt Lake City, Utah: Two Little Hands Productions, c2006
Eardrum-Hum: Exploring the Health of Hearing
Summary: 

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.

Author: 
Film Ideas
Imprint: 
Wheeling, IL: Film Ideas Inc., c2008
Educational Interpreting Practice DVD 7: Elementary Level PSE
Summary: 

This DVD will assist interpreters who are seeking to interpret effectively in educational settings.  The format is presented so that interpreters can practice interpretation skills from “spoken English (teacher discourse) to sign language (for students)” and from “sign language (student discourse) to spoken English.”

DVD contains the following:

• Students who are deaf or hard of hearing relating stories about their lives in sign language
• A voiced interpretation of the student signer
• A CD that has a PDF file that contains a complete transcript of the voiced interpretation

Author: 
Boys Town Press
Imprint: 
Boys Town, NE: Boys Town Press, 2012
Children with Hearing Loss: Developing Listening and Talking, Birth to Six
Summary: 

This text is intended for graduate level training programs for professionals who work with children who have hearing loss and their families (teachers, therapists, speech-language pathologists, and audiologists.) In addition, the book will be of great interest to undergraduate speech-language-hearing programs, early childhood education and intervention programs, and parents of children who have hearing loss. Responding to the crucial need for a comprehensive text, this book provides a framework for the skills and knowledge necessary to help parents promote listening and spoken language development.

This second edition covers current and up-to-date information about hearing, listening, auditory technology, auditory development, spoken language development, and intervention for young children with hearing loss whose parents have chosen to have them learn to listen and talk. Additions include updated information about hearing instruments and cochlear implants and about ways that professionals can support parents in promoting their children's language and listening development. Information about preschool program selection and management has been included. The text also features a revised auditory development checklist.

A new appendix provides an important and useful tool for professionals who are interested in AG Bell Academy's Listening and Spoken Language Specialist Certification Program (LSLS) -- LSLS Cert. AVT and LSLS Cert. AVEd. This appendix lists the competencies required for the LSLS, and references each chapter of the book with regard to those requirements.

This book is unique in its scholarly, yet thoroughly readable style. Numerous illustrations, charts, and graphs illuminate key ideas. This second edition should be the foundation of the personal and professional libraries of students, clinicians, and parents who are interested in listening and spoken language outcomes for children with hearing loss.

Author: 
Elizabeth Cole, Carol Flexer
Imprint: 
San Diego, CA: Plural Pub., c2011
Using Signing Time with Infants, Toddlers, and Older Children: A Guide for Parents
Summary: 

This guide provides useful tips and strategies for parents, grandparents and other family members. The full guide includes the following sections:

  • Signing with Infants (0-12 months)
  • Signing with Toddlers (13-36 months)
  • Signing with Older Children (3-103 months)
  • Signing with Children with Special Needs
  • What is Signing Time?
  • Success Stories
  • Signing Time Series One Sign Review
  • Signing Time Song Lyrics
Author: 
Two Little Hands Production
Imprint: 
Salt Lake City, UT: Two Little Hands Productions, 20--?
Signing Time! My First Signs Flashcards Set 1
Summary: 

Each colorful card shows your child:

  • A photo of Rachel making an ASL sign
  • a written description of how to make the sign for extra clarity
  • an illustration representing the word  (find Hopkins!)
  • the printed word in large print for beginning readers
  • the word used in a sentence for more advanced readers
Author: 
Two Little Hands Productions
Imprint: 
Salt Lake City, Utah: Two Little Hands Productions, c2006
Baby Wordsworth: First Words, Around the House
Summary: 

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
Sports Signs
Summary: 

This Sports Signs DVD is designed for use by anybody interested in becoming more familiar with sports and the signs associated with the sport.  The DVD covers Basketball, Baseball, Volleyball and Soccer and each sport has three sections: a history of the game, an overview of the rules of the game and finally the vocabulary used to play the game.  The vocabulary is shown from two angles in order to fully view the sign.

Author: 
Sign Media
Imprint: 
Burtonsville, MD: Sign Media, Inc., 2011
No More Laughing at the Deaf Boy: A Technological Adventure Between Silicon Valley and the Alps
Summary: 

Geoffrey Ball's extraordinary adventure in technology began in the legendary Silicon Valley of California and ultimately led him to the mountains of Austria, where he now lives and continues his work. Even as a child, Ball knew that sign language, conventional hearing aids, and lipreading were not for him, so he decided to find a cure for his deafness. Never letting his disability stand in his way, he became a kind of modern Renaissance man with wide-ranging interests and abilities, all coupled with an undeniable talent for entrepreneurship and invention. Ball introduces us to family and friends, surfing buddies and lab rats, business partners and fellow inventors, computer and Internet legends, the larger-than-life mentor who gave him his start, and the woman who ultimately saved his brainchild. He intersperses insights into technology and business with personal anecdotes and fascinating accounts of successes, failures and near misses along the way.

Author: 
Geoffrey Ball
Imprint: 
Innsbruck: Haymon Verlag, 2012
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Deaf Heritage: A Narrative History of Deaf America
Summary: 

Now, Jack R. Gannon’s original groundbreaking volume on Deaf history and culture is available once again. In Deaf Heritage: A Narrative History of Deaf America, Gannon brought together for the first time the story of the Deaf experience in America from a Deaf perspective. Recognizing the need to document the multifaceted history of this unique minority with its distinctive visual culture, he painstakingly gathered as much material as he could on Deaf American life. The result is a 17-chapter montage of artifacts and information that forms an utterly fascinating record from the early nineteenth century to the time of its original publication in 1981.

Deaf Heritage tracks the development of the Deaf community both chronologically and by significant subjects. The initial chapter treats the critical topics of early attempts at deaf education, the impact of Deaf and Black deaf teachers, the establishment of schools for the deaf, and the founding of Gallaudet College. Individual chapters cover the 1880s through the 1970s, mixing milestones such as the birth of the National Association of the Deaf and the work of important figures, Deaf and hearing, with anecdotes about day-to-day deaf life. Other chapters single out important facets of Deaf culture: American Sign Language, Deaf Sports, Deaf artists, Deaf humor, and Deaf publications. The overall effect of this remarkable record, replete with archival photographs, tables, and lists of Deaf people’s accomplishments, reveals the growth of a vibrant legacy singular in American history.

Author: 
Jack R. Gannon
Imprint: 
Washington, DC : Gallaudet University Press, 2012
Summary: 

The Guide “Enhancing Literacy Instruction Using Signing Time” provides useful information about how teachers and parents can use Signing Time to help children learn to read. The full guide includes the following sections:

  • Components of Effective Literacy Instruction
  • Addressing Learning Styles
  • Enhancing Literacy with Sign Language
  • What is Signing Time?
  • How Can Signing Time Help?
  • Using Signing Time with Different Age Groups
  • Tips for Teachers, Parents and Librarians
  • Sample Lesson Plan: Zoo Animals
  • Success Stories
Author: 
Virginia Brown; Robin Williams
Imprint: 
Salt Lake City, UT: Two Little Hands Productions, 20--?
SignMaster: A Master ASL! Vocabulary Review Game
Summary: 

Based on Master ASL! Level One by Jason E. Zinza

Players move through a full color game board advancing when they correctly sign vocabulary words, sentences, and expressions. Challenge cards enable a player to question another player'­s sign production. If incorrect, the player loses a turn.

3 to 8 players. A fun way to review vocabulary and practice sentences!

Author: 
Beverly G. Stokem
Imprint: 
Burtonsville, MD: Sign Media, Inc., 2010
Ear and Now: Exploring the Learning from Hearing
Summary: 

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
An Introduction to American Deaf Culture
Summary: 

It is an excellent resource for Deaf Studies, Interpreter Training, and Sign Language programs and for anyone interested in the unique culture of Deaf people. It discusses Rules of Social Interaction, Values, Language and Traditions, Group Norms, and Identity. Complete set of 5 one-hour DVDs

Author: 
MJ Bienvenu; Betty Colonomos
Imprint: 
Burtonsville, MD: Sign Media Inc., c2012, 1985
Baby Signing Time! Parent Guide: Talk, Sign, & Read
Summary: 

What you will learn in this Guide:

  • How and when to start signing with your baby
  • How signing will help your baby communicate
  • How signing can help your child get ready to read
  • How to use Creative Talk to enrich your child’s understanding of language
  • How to use Creative Book Sharing to maximize learning and fun during story time

In this guide, you will learn about how able and ready your child is to learn before age three, and what you can do to be your child’s first – and best – teacher. We’ll introduce you to Whole Body Learning – a creative and playful approach that taps into the power of multi-sensory learning to fuel your child’s growing mind. We’ll teach you how to use the Baby signing Time program to give your child early learning experiences that will not only be fun, but will also help your child communicate and connect with others.

While there are many approaches to enhancing early development, research suggests that the best way to prepare your baby for life and learning is to spend an abundance of quality time with your child – bonding, communicating, reading books, and playfully exploring the world together. This guide will show you how to use your Baby Signing Time materials as a springboard for shared experiences that you, your baby, and your entire family can enjoy together.

Author: 
Two Little Hands Production
Imprint: 
Salt Lake City, UT: Two Little Hands Productions, 2011

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