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Supporting the Autism Spectrum Using Signing Time
Summary: 

The Guide “Supporting the Autism Spectrum Using Signing Time” provides useful information about how parents and teachers can use Signing Time to support the development of language skills and social skills of individuals on the autism spectrum. The full guide includes the following sections:

  • What is Autism?
  • Common Challenges for Individuals with Autism and Their Caregivers
  • Sign Language for Effective Communication
  • What is Signing Time?
  • How Signing Time Can Help?
  • How can I Incorporate Signing Time into my Child’s Treatment Program?
  • Tips for Teaching and Using Signs in Daily Life
  • Success Stories


Use the Autism Guide to increase communication and social skills with children on the Autism Spectrum.

Author: 
Kimberly Fries; Brenda Gardner-Jones
Imprint: 
Salt Lake City, UT: Two Little Hands Productions, 20--?
Auditory-Verbal Practice: Toward a Family-Centered Approach
Summary: 

This text is structured to provide the reader with the basics of auditory-verbal practices from a historical perspective, including the knowledge to understand how it evolved to current evidence-based practices. Families who learn that one of its members has a hearing loss will experience varied reactions. To best serve these families, practitioners must provide family assessment, support, and information. The book begins by examining the theoretical and practical bases of family therapy models, and the development of a systemic viewpoint that is crucial to practitioners who must evolve to serve more than just the parent-child dyad. Essential family therapeutic strategies that are needed to effectively work with families are presented, and from an objective perspective, current auditory-verbal practices and various ethical issues are examined. Varied family-based intervention models are discussed, with the family-centered approach considered the ideal to which practitioners aspire. The book explains how the merging of auditory-verbal and systemic family therapy strategies can effectively culminate in the implementation of family-based approaches to intervention. Evidence-based strategies embraced by family therapists and family-centered intervention service providers that can be implemented by auditory-verbal practitioners are shared by a cross-cultural collaboration of contributors to this book. The strategies and discussions contained in this comprehensive resource will be of special interest to speech-language pathologists, educational audiologists, and teachers for children with hearing loss, as well as early intervention service providers and social workers.

Author: 
Ellen A. Rhoades; Jill Duncan
Imprint: 
Springfield, Ill.: Charles C. Thomas, c2010
Summary: 

The Guide “Enhancing Literacy Instruction Using Signing Time” provides useful information about how teachers and parents can use Signing Time to help children learn to read. The full guide includes the following sections:

  • Components of Effective Literacy Instruction
  • Addressing Learning Styles
  • Enhancing Literacy with Sign Language
  • What is Signing Time?
  • How Can Signing Time Help?
  • Using Signing Time with Different Age Groups
  • Tips for Teachers, Parents and Librarians
  • Sample Lesson Plan: Zoo Animals
  • Success Stories
Author: 
Virginia Brown; Robin Williams
Imprint: 
Salt Lake City, UT: Two Little Hands Productions, 20--?
The Deaf Child in a Hearing Family: Nurturing Development
Summary: 

For audiologists in clinic, for school-based audiologists and speech-language pathologists, and for special educators, the wisdom and many years experience shared here make this book an essential and practical guide to the effective management of hearing loss in children.

Boothroyd and Gatty's new book is based on the assumption that the parents are hearing and that spoken-language competence has been established as a goal. Divided into six parts, the authors first summarize basic information on sound, hearing, hearing loss, language, speech, speech perception, and child development. The authors then move on to deal with sensory aspects of management, including information on hearing aids, cochlear implants, assistive listening devices, room acoustics, and lipreading. The assumption is that a first step in management is to optimize and capitalize on hearing when it is present and provide supplements when it is not. The third part deals with steps that can be taken to enrich the child's learning environment.

 

Author: 
Arthur Boothroyd, Janice Gatty
Imprint: 
San Diego, Cali.: Plural Pub., c2012
Using Signing Time with Infants, Toddlers, and Older Children: A Guide for Parents
Summary: 

This guide provides useful tips and strategies for parents, grandparents and other family members. The full guide includes the following sections:

  • Signing with Infants (0-12 months)
  • Signing with Toddlers (13-36 months)
  • Signing with Older Children (3-103 months)
  • Signing with Children with Special Needs
  • What is Signing Time?
  • Success Stories
  • Signing Time Series One Sign Review
  • Signing Time Song Lyrics
Author: 
Two Little Hands Production
Imprint: 
Salt Lake City, UT: Two Little Hands Productions, 20--?
Bilingual Deaf and Hearing Families: Narrative Interviews
Summary: 

This study emphasizes the importance of family support for deaf members, particularly through the use of both American Sign Language (ASL) and spoken and/or written English. Research has shown how these factors influence such areas as a child’s development, performance in school, and relationships with brothers and sisters. In this volume, authors Barbara Bodner-Johnson and Beth S. Benedict concentrate on the vital, positive effects of bilingualism and how families that share their experiences with other families can enhance all of their children’s achievement and enrichment.

Author: 
Barbara Bodner-Johnson, Beth Sonnenstrahl Benedict
Imprint: 
Washington, D.C.: Gallaudet University Press, c2012
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--?

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