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Building ASL Interpreting and Translation Skills : Narratives for Practice
Summary: 

DVD and Book set. Demonstrates selected scenarios from each part of the text. Parts I and II emphasize receptive skill building while Parts III and IV model expressive skills. Designed for students taking courses in American Sign Language (ASL) as well as students and practictioners engaged in the field of interpreting who want to develop or enhance their skill.

Author: 
Nanci A. Scheetz
Imprint: 
Boston, MA: Pearson, Allyn and Bacon, 2009
Let's hear it for Almigal / by Wendy Kupfer ; illustrated by Tammie Lyon
Summary: 

Meet Almigal, a spunky little girl with a BIG personality who's determined to hear "every single sound in the whole entire universe!" That includes ... her friend Isabella's baby brother's funny giggle, the robins singing outside her bedroom window, the soft Swan Song Madam plays during ballet class, and especially her friend Chloe's teeny-tiny voice. But most of all, Almigal wants to hear her Mommy and Daddy whisper, "We love you, Almigal!" when they tuck her into bed at night. Almigal's spirit and her cotton-candy pink cochlear implants will have everyone shouting, "Let's hear it for Almigal!"

Author: 
Wendy Kupfer
Imprint: 
Delray Beach, FL :Handfinger Press, 2012
Outcasts and Angels : The New Anthology of Deaf Characters in Literature
Summary: 

In 1976, Trent Batson and Eugene Bergman released their classic "Angels and Outcasts: An Anthology of Deaf Characters in Literature." In it, they featured works from the 19th and 20th centuries by well-known authors such as Charles Dickens and Eudora Welty. They also presented less-well-known deaf authors, and they prefaced each excerpt with remarks on context, societal perceptions, and the dignity due to deaf people. Since then, much has transpired, turning around the literary criticism regarding portrayals of deaf people in print. Edna Edith Sayers reflects these changes in her new collection "Outcasts and Angels: The New Anthology of Deaf Characters in Literature." Sayers mines the same literary vein as the earlier volume with rich new results. Her anthology also introduces rare works by early masters such as Daniel Defoe. She includes three new deaf authors, Charlotte Elizabeth, Howard T. Hofsteater, and Douglas Bullard, who offer compelling evidence of the attitudes toward deaf people current in their eras. In search of commonalities and comparisons, Sayers reveals that the defining elements of deaf literary characters are fluid and subtly different beyond the predominant dueling stereotypes of preternaturally spiritual beings and thuggish troglodytes

Author: 
Edited by: Edna Edith Sayers
Imprint: 
Washington, DC: Gallaudet University Press, 2012
Rachel and the TreeSchoolers: A Rainy Day
Summary: 

A rainstorm interferes with the TreeSchoolers' plans to play outside. Abacus Finch is afraid of thunder and lightning. His friends, with your help, teach Abacus about weather phenomena so he won't be afraid.

Intended to entertain and educate, Rachel and her TreeSchooler friends use stories and songs to teach a preschool curriculum and character-building values.  The Rainy Day curriculum includes weather concepts, problem solving, rhyming, sorting, storytelling, a limited amount of ASL, and the values of courage and kindness

Author: 
Two Little Hands Productions
Imprint: 
Midvale, Utah: Two Little Hands Productions, 2012
Look Who's Signing Part 1 A-J
Summary: 

Look Who’s Signing focuses on infants, toddlers, and young children, presents basic signs in American Sign Language, introduces the alphabet, and presents vocabulary for each letter. Presents 26 vocabulary words and signs.

Author: 
Express Yourself, Baby!
Imprint: 
Mullica Hill, NJ: Express Yourself Baby LLC, 2009
Look Who's Signing Part 2 K-Z
Summary: 

Look Who’s Signing focuses on infants, toddlers, and young children, presents basic signs in American Sign Language, introduces the alphabet, and presents vocabulary for each letter.  Presents 20 vocabulary words and signs.

Author: 
Express Yourself, Baby!
Imprint: 
Mullica Hill, NJ: Express Yourself Baby LLC, 2009
Rather Ordinary Stories: Basic Level Lessons
Summary: 

Videos of signed stories. Tapes are at different speeds (words per minute/wpm). Watch to see how the visual features (i.e. directionality, placement, sight line, etc.) are incorporated.Turn the sound off for receptive practice. Written script and suggested use information included for each lesson.

Author: 
Modern Signs Press
Imprint: 
Los Alamitos, Calif.: Modern Signs Press, c2000-c2002
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Rather Ordinary Stories: Intermediate Level Lessons
Summary: 

Videos of signed stories. Tapes are at different speeds (words per minute/wpm). Watch to see how the visual features (i.e. directionality, placement, sight line, etc.) are incorporated.Turn the sound off for receptive practice. Written script and suggested use information included for each lesson.

Author: 
Modern Signs Press
Imprint: 
Los Alamitos, Calif.: Modern Signs Press, c2000-2002
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Rather Ordinary Stories: Advanced Level Lessons
Summary: 

Videos of signed stories. Tapes are at different speeds (words per minute/wpm). Watch to see how the visual features (i.e. directionality, placement, sight line, etc.) are incorporated.Turn the sound off for receptive practice. Written script and suggested use information included for each lesson.

Author: 
Modern Signs Press
Imprint: 
Los Alamitos, Calif.: Modern Signs Press, c2000-2002
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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
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
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
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
Educational Interpreting Practice DVD 5: Elementary 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
Mr. Shineyhead's Assorted Stories
Summary: 

This DVD has a variety of stories by Patrick Fischer, a storyteller, actor and teacher, which are meant to entertain and provide receptive practice.  Intended for experienced ASL users and advanced students. The stories in “Mr. Shineyhead’s Travels” also include elements of Deaf Culture. The stories in “Tales in the Dark” have themes that are more sinister, focusing on mystery, sadness and death.  All of the stories include a variety of ASL Classifiers.

Mr. Shineyhead's Travels:

  •   Deaf Dog in the Park
  •   State Fair
  •   Mr Wild Wild West
  •   Gone Fishin'
  •   The Pirate
  •   Me Here!

Tales in the Dark:

  •   The Mountain Lion
  •   Ice Lake
  •   Civil War
  •   Lorelei
  •   The Goblins

Also includes a special ASL translation of the Star-Spangled Banner.

Author: 
Patrick Fischer
Imprint: 
Clinton, Washington: VisualizeASL, 2009
Educational Interpreting Practice DVD 9: Elementary Level ASL
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
Educational Interpreting Practice DVD 8: Secondary 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
S.E.E. Vocabulary Development Flashcards Kit B
Summary: 

Flashcards with a manual sign on one side, printed word on opposite side.  There are 422 4"x6" cards with 10 different categories: Animals, Clothing, Colors, Foods, Home, People, Places, Shapes, Vehicles and Verbs.

Author: 
S. O'Brian, G. Gustason, E. Zawolkow
Imprint: 
Los Alamitos, CA : Modern Signs Press, c1981
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American Sign Language
Summary: 

This set of materials is geared towards the beginner signer introducing them to American Sign Language through the alphabet, numbers, and important conversational words and phrases.   The book introduces several topics and the signs associated with those topics.  These signs are demonstrated on the DVD and are also on the accompanying flashcards.

Topics covered:

  • Getting Started
  • Signing Savvy
  • Fingerspelling
  • Meet and Greet
  • All Kinds of Folk
  • Going Places
  • Room and Board
  • The Big Outdoors
  • Actions Sign Louder than Words
  • Color Your World
  • It’s About Time
  • Counting On It
Author: 
Catherine Nichols
Imprint: 
San Diego, Calif.: Thunder Bay Pr., c2011
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
Shouting Won't Help: Why I and 50 Million Other Americans Can't Hear You
Summary: 

A memoir from the New York editor and writer in which she explores the invisible disability of deafness from personal, psychological, and physiological perspectives

Author: 
Katherine Bouton
Imprint: 
New York: Sarah Crichton Books/Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2013
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Shut Up and Sign Series
Summary: 

Bob Hiltermann, a deaf actor and comedian, teaches American Sign Language in a way meant to educate and entertain.  Bob uses Sim-Com. Outtakes are included at the end of each video.

Episode #1:        Don’t Worry, Be Happy                
This episode teaches introductions, emotions & states of being, verbs & nouns, and the first letters of the alphabet. The special features include a signed music video for “Don’t Worry Be Happy”. 

Episode #2:        We Are Family                 
This episode teaches family, inside the house, colors, pronouns, and more letters of the alphabet.  The special features include a signed music video for “We Are Family”.

Episode #3:        Cloud Lucky Seven
This episode teaches numbers, time concepts, and final letters of the alphabet.  The special features include a signed music video for “Cloud Lucky Seven.”

Author: 
Bob Hiltermann
Imprint: 
Van Nuys, Calif.: Shut up and Sign, 2012
Say It By Signing
Summary: 

Welcome to the fourth most commonly used language in the United States - sign language. English subtitles appear as an aid. Learn at your own pace by replaying the lessons until you feel comfortable moving on to the next lesson. Repetition is the key to learning any foreign language.

Author: 
Elaine Costello
Imprint: 
Seattle, WA: Multimedia 2000, c2003

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