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Deaf Education in the 21st Century: Topics and Trends
Summary: 

Specifically developed as a current and comprehensive look at the rapidly evolving field of deaf education, this first edition text covers a wide array of critical topics regarding deaf and hard-of-hearing education including cognition, social development, personal development, myths and misconceptions, postsecondary opportunities and employment, cochlear implants, and personnel training. Supplemented with a variety of illustrations, charts, and tables, Deaf Education in the 21st Century has been carefully written and organized to prepare today’s students to work effectively with this population.

Author: 
Nanci A. Scheetz
Imprint: 
Boston, MA: Pearson, c2012
Using Signing Time in Early Childhood Settings: a Guide for Educators
Summary: 

The Guide “Using Signing Time in Early Childhood Settings: A Guide for Educators” provides useful tips and strategies to enhance the development of language, cognitive, and social-emotional skills in young children. The full guide includes the following sections:

  • Benefits of Signing in Early Childhood Settings
  • Getting Started
  • Integrating Signs into Your Curriculum
  • Teach language and thinking skills
  • Teach social-emotional skills
  • Manage conflicts in the classroom
  • Involve parents in signing at home
  • Recommended Resources
  • Sample Lesson Plan: Let’s Be Friends
  • What is Signing Time?
  • Success Stories
Author: 
Robin Williams; Kyle Stielow
Imprint: 
Salt Lake City, UT: Two Little Hands Productions, 20--?
Sign Language in the Classroom Using Signing Time
Summary: 

The Guide “Sign Language in the Classroom Using Signing Time” provides useful tips and strategies to teachers in preschool and elementary school classrooms. The guide provides information about how to use Signing Time to improve academic outcomes for all children. The full guide includes the following sections:

  • Why Use Sign Language in the Classroom
  • Signing in the Classroom
    • Reading
    • Alphabet
    • Vocabulary
    • Spelling
  • Recommended Resources
  • Overview of the Signing Time Classroom Edition
  • What is Signing Time?
  • Success Stories
Author: 
Robin Williams; Jim MacCall
Imprint: 
Salt Lake City, UT: Two Little Hands Productions, 20--?
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--?
Teaching Activities for Children Who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing: A Practical Guide for Teachers
Summary: 

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
Tell Me How It Reads: Tutoring Deaf and Hearing Students in the Writing Center
Summary: 

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
Amy Signs: A Mother, Her Deaf Daughter, and Their Stories
Summary: 

“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
Social Constructions of Deafness: Examining Deaf Languacultures in Education
Summary: 

Thomas P. Horejes’s new book focuses on revealing critical knowledge that addresses certain social justice issues, including deafness, language, culture, and deaf education. He conveys this information through discourses about his own experiences being deaf and through his research in which he “stresses the contingency of the social” in educational institutions.

Author: 
Thomas P. Horejes
Imprint: 
Washington, DC: Gallaudet University Press, 2012
Beyond Strategies: Book Sharing the Deaf Way
Summary: 

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

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