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Communication Rules for Hard of Hearing People
Summary: 

Presents helpful rules for hard of hearing and hearing people to follow to improve communication with one another. A series of brief interactions is shown twice. In the first scene, someone is doing something wrong. After the scene is completed, stop the videotape, identify what was wrong, and discuss how you would correct the situation. Start the tape again to see how the producers corrected the mistake.

Author: 
producer, Samuel Trychin ; director, Sandy Maley
Imprint: 
[Washington, D.C.] : Gallaudet University, 2013, 1986
Welcome Aboard & The Invisible Barrier
Summary: 

Welcome Aboard: Gives practical suggestions to teachers for modifying techniques to include deaf students in classes and answers many general questions about deafness.

The Invisible Barrier: This videotape presents some of the problems, frustrations and pleasures in the day of a deaf professional couple coping with the hearing world. The point is made that both deaf and hearing people must work to overcome the resistance and ignorance of hearing people. Deaf people can do anything, except hear! The captioning is for hearing audiences who don’t understand sign language.

Author: 
Gallaudet College
Imprint: 
Washington, D.C. : Gallaudet, 2013, 1978
You and the Police: Victim or Witness of a Crime
Summary: 

Shows and tells deaf persons what to do if they are victims or witnesses of a crime. Explains the legal process from the post-crime report to trial and urges the deaf person to give the police as much help as possible.

Author: 
Gallaudet TV, Film & Photography
Imprint: 
Washington, D.C.: Gallaudet College Visual Communications Center, 1978
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
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
What Do I Do Now?: Communication Skills and Strategies for Individuals Working with Young Children Who Have Sensory Impairments
Summary: 

This is a series of 24 lessons on DVD and a manual especially for paraeducators, teacher’s aides, and teachers that features skills and strategies for communicating effectively with young children who have special needs with a focus on children who are sensory impaired. Topics include recognizing and responding to communication signals, building communication into daily routines, interactive turn-taking, active vs. passive communication, choice-making, using calendar systems, encouraging peer interaction, and more. Each topic has a laminated card with lesson tips.

Author: 
Hope Publishing
Imprint: 
Logan, Utah : SKI-HI Institute, Department of Communicative Disorders, Utah State University : Distributed by HOPE, Inc., 2004
When Hearing Fades: Perspectives on Hearing Loss in Later Years
Summary: 

Features four experts in the field of aging and hearing loss discussing the audiological, social, and emotional aspects of late onset hearing loss. The topics covered include audiological factors, communication techniques, assistive devices, coping strategies, the role of the family, the support system, and the role of professionals.

Author: 
Gallaudet
Imprint: 
[Washington, D.C.] : Gallaudet University, 2013, [c1987]
Talking with Hard of Hearing People: Here's How to Do It Right
Summary: 

Communicating is important to all of us. When communication breaks down, we all suffer. For hard of hearing people, this happens all the time. This book is for you-whether you are hearing or hard of hearing! It explains how to communicate with hard of hearing people in one-to-one situations, in groups and meetings, in emergency situations, and in hospitals and nursing homes. When you use the principles given in this book, you will be able to have a comfortable chat with a hard of hearing person.

Author: 
Neil G. Bauman
Imprint: 
Stewartstown, PA : Integrity First Publications, c2011
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