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Comprehensive Evaluation

Here’s help in evaluating every important trait of a child with hearing loss. The entire process is clearly described. Areas covered include psychological and learning assessment, audiological and speech assessment and sign language assessment. A sample start-to-finish assessment shows you the steps to follow when conducting evaluations. Also gives details of how P.L. 94-142 impacts on the evaluation process.

Gallaudet College, Pre-College Programs
Washington, D.C. : The College, 2013, 1981
Why Do We Bother To Teach Foreign Languages To Deaf Students?

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.

Gallaudet University
Washington, D.C.: Gallaudet University, c1995
Rachel and the TreeSchoolers: Plants and Flowers

Intended to entertain and educate, Rachel and her Treeschooler friends use stories and songs to teach a preschool curriculum and character-building values. In this episode, the Plants and Flowers curriculum explores such questions as:
• How do plants grow?
• What do plants need to live?
• What is photosynthesis?
• What are the parts of a plant?
• How can we work together to learn something new?
This set comes with an accompanying CD of music and downloadable free activity books can be found at:

Two Little Hands Productions
Midvale, UT: Two Little Hands Productions, c2013
SKI-HI Total Communication Video Program

This program was developed to teach Total Communication to families of young deaf and/or hard of hearing children in their homes. Each lesson shows the family how to make signs. Then there is a check to see how well family members learned the signs. Finally, there are practice sentences, demonstrations and sign tips to show application of the signs. There are six DVDs in the set.

Disk 1
Lesson 1: Identify Members of the Family
Lesson 2: Getting Along With the Family
Lesson 3: More Family Survival Signs
Lesson 4: Getting Up
Lesson 5: Getting Dressed
Lesson 6: Brushing Teeth & Combing Hair
Lesson 7: Changing Diapers
Lesson 8: Getting a Drink
Lesson 9: Going to the Bathroom

Disk 2
Lesson 10: Getting Dressed for Bed
Lesson 11: Storytime (Intro to Animals)
Lesson 12: Little Rhymes, Songs & Prayers
Lesson 13: Foods
Lesson 14: More Foods & Eating Meals
Lesson 15: Preparing Meals
Lesson 16: Body Parts
Lesson 17: Getting Hurt & Being Sick
Lesson 18: Expressing Feelings

Disk 3
Lesson 19: Things in the House
Lesson 20: Taking Care of Clothes
Lesson 21: Setting & Clearing the Table
Lesson 22: Toys & Playthings
Lesson 23: Playing Outside the House
Lesson 24: Playing Inside the House
Lesson 25: Traveling
Lesson 26: Visiting Places
Lesson 27: Going to School
Lesson 28: Manual Alphabet
Lesson 29: Question & Connecting Words
Lesson 30: Prepositions & Affixes

Disc 4
Lesson 31: Relatives & Relationships
Lesson 32: Identifiers & Pronouns
Lesson 33: People in the Community
Lesson 34: Body Parts
Lesson 35: Sickness & Injury
Lesson 36: Clothing
Lesson 37: Home & Farm Animals
Lesson 38: Wild Animals
Lesson 39: Birds, Fish, Insects & Reptiles

Disk 5
Lesson 40: Fruits & Vegetables
Lesson 41: Treats & Beverages
Lesson 42: Meats, Main Dishes & Cooking Ingredients
Lesson 43: Describing People & Things
Lesson 44: Describing Sizes, Amounts, Distances & Actions
Lesson 45: Ways of Feeling
Lesson 46: Things in the House
Lesson 47: Things in the Yard
Lesson 48: Nature

Disc 6
Lesson 49: Days & Time
Lesson 50: Months & Seasons
Lesson 51: Holidays & Celebrations
Lesson 52: Communication & Action Words
Lesson 53: Action Words
Lesson 54: Less Action Words
Lesson 55: Getting There (Transportation & Directions)
Lesson 56: Places
Lesson 57: Countries
Lesson 58: At School
Lesson 59: Reading, Writing, Arithmetic & Communication Skills
Lesson 60: Music, Science, Art, & Sports

North Logan, UT: Ski-Hi Institute, c2006
Starting Points: Preparing Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students for Literacy Success

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.

Carl B. Williams
Hillsboro, Or. : Butte Publications, c2012
No Limits

No Limits is designed as a textbook for use in programs preparing teachers to meet the educational needs of students who are deaf and hard of hearing. The information will also benefit practicing teachers and other professionals in the field of deaf education. Applicable for educators of the deaf at all grade levels, this resource examines an array of teaching skills, including enhancing comprehensible communication, selecting instructional models, teaching learning strategies, and increasing student motivation.

Carl B. Williams
Hillsboro, OR: Butte Publications, c2009
It All Depends

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.

Carl B. Williams
Hillsboro, OR: Butte Publications, c2006
Did I Do That?

This DVD contains 30 vignettes demonstrating four principles of behavior and how they operate in everyday situations commonly faced by hard of hearing people and those who interact with them. Each vignette is designed to increase awareness of the effects each person has on other people, and to illustrate specific things to do to increase interpersonal effectiveness. The format of the video encourages active participation (discussion) by viewers. An accompanying manual is available & is recommended with DVD.

Bethesda, MD.: SHHH, 1987
What Do I Do Now?: Communication Skills and Strategies for Individuals Working with Young Children Who Have Sensory Impairments

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.

Hope Publishing
Logan, Utah : SKI-HI Institute, Department of Communicative Disorders, Utah State University : Distributed by HOPE, Inc., 2004
American Government Vocabulary

Maureen Longo Tuccelli, CI, demonstrates and explains vocabulary used in American Government classrooms. Vocabulary include “Checks and Balances, Habeas Corpus, Anarchy, Implied Powers”, etc. You can also use this DVD to teach deaf children vocabulary.

Maureen Longo Tuccelli
[Elkton, Fla.] : M and M Multi-Media Productions, [2010?]


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