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Reading to Deaf Children: Learning From Deaf Adults
Summary: 

Considerable research has explored the most effective strategies used by deaf parents and teachers for reading to deaf children. Based on those studies and direct observations by the author, the fifteen principles outlined in *the accompany manual and vividly demonstrated on the videotape are a guide for parents and teachers who want to promote literacy, and share the pleasure of reading with the deaf and hard of hearing children.

Author: 
David R. Schleper with Daniel Koo and Ann Lynn Smith
Imprint: 
[Washington, DC] : Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center, c2007
Blue Burt and Wiggles
Summary: 

The story of Blue Burt and Wiggles 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 Blue Burt and Wiggles as he tries to find the courage to join his brothers and sisters in the pond. 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
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
Gladys Goes Out to Lunch
Summary: 

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
Why Do We Bother To Teach Foreign Languages To Deaf Students?
Summary: 

An explanation for hearing teachers of students who are deaf on why it is important to teach foreign language to them. Some techniques including modifications to traditional teaching methods are also presented on how the teachers at Gallaudet University teach foreign languages. In an effort to assist hearing teachers teach the French and Spanish language to deaf students, they created a series of grammatical lessons in each language but taught in ASL.

Author: 
Gallaudet University
Imprint: 
Washington, D.C.: Gallaudet University, c1995
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
Deaf Students and the Qualitative Similarity Hypothesis: Understanding Language and Literacy Development
Summary: 

The difficulty that deaf and hard of hearing students have in attaining language and literacy skills has led to postulations that attribute their struggle to a developmental deficit. Recent research reveals, however, that deaf students acquire language structures, produce errors, and employ strategies in the same fashion as younger hearing students, though at later ages. The ability of all students to learn language and literacy skills in a similar manner at different stages forms the foundation of the Qualitative Similarity Hypothesis (QSH).

This volume describes the theoretical underpinnings and research findings of the QSH. It presents the educational implications for deaf and hard of hearing children and offers reason-based practices for improving their English language and literacy development. This collection also stresses the critical importance of exposing educators to the larger fields of literacy and second-language learning. Providing this background information expands the possibility of differentiating instruction to meet the needs of deaf students. Deaf Students and the Qualitative Similarity Hypothesis includes commentary on the QSH for both first- and second-language English learners and reflects on how the QSH can effect a better future for all language students.

Author: 
Peter V. Paul, Ye Wang, and Cheri Williams
Imprint: 
Washington, DC: Gallaudet University Press, 2013
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The Bart and Amy Show: The Gingerbread Man
Summary: 

The Comprehensive Educational Resource Center at the Tennessee School for the Deaf produced this series of programs. Bart and Amy are signing bears made by Quiet Bears in Ventura, California. They read aloud and sign books. The purpose of the program is to provide a high interest method of introducing books to pre-school and elementary level children. The program is designed to be a catalyst for reading and conversation between parent and child and for classroom discussion.

Author: 
Tennessee School for the Deaf
Imprint: 
Knoxville, Tenn. : Tennessee School for the Deaf, 2013, 1988
The Bart and Amy Show: A Fox Jumped Up One Winter's Night
Summary: 

The Comprehensive Educational Resource Center at the Tennessee School for the Deaf produced this series of programs. Bart and Amy are signing bears made by Quiet Bears in Ventura, California. They read aloud and sign books. The purpose of the program is to provide a high interest method of introducing books to pre-school and elementary level children. The program is designed to be a catalyst for reading and conversation between parent and child and for classroom discussion.

Author: 
Tennessee School for the Deaf
Imprint: 
Knoxville, Tenn. : Tennessee School for the Deaf, 2013, 1988
Deaf Students Can be Great Readers!: Articles on Reading and Deafness
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FOREWORD

No topic is as frequently debated, or as hotly argued, as that of literacy in deaf children. Many approaches have been tried, and every approach has both its adherents and its success stories, as well as its detractors and its failures. In spite of this attention, the problem of literacy for deaf children has stubbornly refused to go away. In this book, a great deal of information on literacy in general and specifically in regards to deaf children is examined, summarized, and discussed by an educator/researcher in deaf deaf education and an educator/researcher in education. The former is also the parent of two deaf daughters, and a case study of the youngest deaf daughter is included. This case study dramatically illustrates the impact of thoughtful and ongoing application of information gathered from examining research in the educational treatment of a deaf child, who, at age 4, was nonhearing, nonspeaking, and had no spoken, signed, or written language--and who today is an A/B public school sophomore.

Thoughtful consideration of the information in this book should lead educators of deaf youth to formulate, reinforce, or revise their own ideas on how to solve the ongoing problem of literacy, not only for deaf children, but for other children with language-development problems. -- Gerilee Gustason, Ph.D.

Author: 
Barbara Luetke-Stahlman and Diane Corcoran Nielsen
Imprint: 
Los Alamitos, Ca. : Modern Sign Press, 2004

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