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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
Sign With Me, Volume 2: Building Concepts
Summary: 

Sign With Me is an instructional sign language series for hearing parents of deaf children age birth to three. Volume 2, Building Concepts is designed to improve your signing and parenting skills and stimulate your deaf child's language acquisition. You will also learn how to use signs to describe feelings and experiences as well as objects, teach concepts like wet and dry during your child's daily routines such as bath time, and use questions words to encourage your child's curiosity. 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 activities. An accompanying workbook is available and is recommended.

Author: 
Boys Town National Research Hospital
Imprint: 
Omaha, NE: Boys Town National Research Hospital, c1994
Sign With Me, Volume 1: Building Conversations
Summary: 

Part of an instructional sign language series for hearing parents of deaf children age birth to three. In Volume 1, Building Conversations, basic signs which can be used with children everyday are presented. Also you will learn how to sign short, simple and expressive sentences, follow your child's lead in communicating, use facial expressions and body movement to support signed messages, understand a variety of adult and child signers, and use positive parenting skills to improve your child's communication development. 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.

Author: 
Boys Town National Research Hospital
Imprint: 
Omaha, NE: Boys Town National Research Hospital, c1994
Baby, Toddler, and Preschool Sign Language
Summary: 

This DVD is designed to introduce Sign Language to parents, grandparents, caregivers and teachers. Special needs and bilingual children also benefit from the clearly demonstrated signs with easy to follow explanations. Items taught are over 50 English signs, numbers 1-10, the ABCs, and signed words in Spanish.

Author: 
Signing Families
Imprint: 
Baltimore, MD: Signing Families, c2008
Hearing Aid Management Skills for Families of Young Children Who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Summary: 

This video presents information that will help family members of deaf and hard of hearing infants and young children learn some basic hearing aid management skills. Parent advisors describe: the anatomy of the ear, tests given to check levels of hearing, audiograms, functions of the hearing aid, fitting the aid, a daily listening check for the device, establishing full-time usage, care for the aid, and troubleshooting the hearing aid focusing primarily on the problem of acoustic feedback.

Author: 
Written, directed and produced by the SKI*HI Institute, Department of Communication Disorders
Imprint: 
Logan, Utah : Hope Inc., 2013, 1993
Testing and Fitting Hearing Aids on Babies and Young Children with Hearing Loss: An Interview with a Pediatric Audiologist
Summary: 

An interview is conducted with pediatric audiologist Rhonda Condie who shares clear and current information in a question/answer format regarding audiological testing for infants and young children. She presents and discusses several testing techniques including:
Otoacoustic Emissions Testing (OAE)
Auditory Brainstem Response Testing (ABR)
Behavioral Observation Audiometry (BOA)
Visually Reinforced Audiometry (VBA)
Play Audiometry

The interview is concluded with a discussion of technological advances in hearing aids for young children with hearing loss.

Author: 
Hope Publishing
Imprint: 
North Logan, UT : Hope, Inc., 2013, 2004
Understanding and Appreciating Deafness
Summary: 

This video tape presents very candid and heart-felt comments and discussions from parents about their children who are deaf. They share insight about how important it was to learn about deafness and deaf culture and what it meant being able to participate in the Deaf community. The video is shown two times on the DVD, first in English then in Spanish.

Author: 
Hope Publishing
Imprint: 
Logan, Utah : Utah State University ; Distributed by HOPE Inc, 2013, 1999
For a Deaf Son
Summary: 

This is the story of a family’s journey through a confusing maze of emotions, medical opinions, politics and the life-changing decisions that must be made when a deaf child is born to a hearing couple. It follows a year in the life of four-year-old Thomas Tranchin and the struggle of the producer/director and his family to unlock Thomas’ expressive capacities. It presents clearly and frankly the struggle of the parents to choose a communication mode. The tape is invaluable for hearing families of newly diagnosed deaf children and the professionals who work with them.

Author: 
Rob Tranchin with Laurie Tranchin, Ginny Martin
Imprint: 
[Alexandria, Va.] : PBS Video, 2013, 1994
ASL for Families
Summary: 

This video series, “ASL for Families” is a set of 5 DVDs composed of 37 lessons designed to correspond with and reference the ASL lessons found in the SKI-HI produced Deaf Mentor Curriculum, which is available but not required. Each lesson features an ASL concept, presentation of vocabulary and practice sentences. The tapes are designed to provide instructional support and practice to families as they learn ASL concepts from their Deaf mentor, but can also be used by anyone learning ASL.

Video 1 81 min.
Grammatical and emotive aspects of facial expressions, basic declarative statements, asking yes/no questions, changing statements to questions, asking a wh-question, directional verbs, showing courtesy, showing possession, presence of objects with the verb ‘have’ and the correct usage of ‘no’.

Video 2 78 min.
Qualities and attributes, ASL word order: topic-comment, ASL word order: Noun-adjective, ASL word order: three signs or less, ASL word order: subject-verb object, use of space, referring to persons and places, using pronouns, possessive pronouns, facial expression, showing different meaning using facial expression and sign expression.

Video 3 78 min.
Fingerspelling, loan signs, temporal aspect of ASL, movement of a sign showing the amount of time in an activity, adjective/adverb modulation, use of classifiers, pronomial classifiers, the time line in ASL.

Video 4 55 min.
ASL word order: time indicators, cardinal number system and quantifiers, ordinal number system, unique number system, plurality: how to show more than one.

Video 5 32 min.
Number incorporation, showing past tense in ASL, future tense in ASL, ASL word order: time sequence principle, using conceptually accurate signs.

Author: 
Hope Publishing
Imprint: 
North Logan, UT : Hope, Inc. : Ski-Hi Institute, 2013, 2003
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]

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