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A humorous and poignant account of obstacles that Deaf adult, Frank Bowe faced when mainstreamed.


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A detailed examination of the complex issues surrounding the integration of deaf students into the general classroom. 



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ASL Dictionaries

Gallaudet Dictionary of American Sign Language Gallaudet Dictionary of American Sign Language


ASL HandShape Dictionary American Sign Language Handshape Dictionary


Sternberg Flexi: ASL Dictionary American Sign Language Dictionary-Flexi


Perigee Visual Dictionary of Signing Perigee Visual Dictionary of Signing


Signs For Me (for children, parents, and teachers) Signs for Me


Basic sign vocabulary for children, parents, and teachers.

Signs Across America (Regional ASL Variation) Signs Across America (1984)


This is a classic and one that every student owes it to him- or herself to have!

Religious Signing (All Faiths!) by Elaine Costello Religious Signing: Comprehensive Guide for all Faiths
by Elaine Costello


Medical ASL Dictionary Webster's Medical ASL Dictionary


Computer ASL Dictionary Webster's Computer ASL Dictionary


Legal ASL Dictionary Webster's Legal ASL Dictionary


A Pocket Medical Signs Guide "Signs Of Health" Signs of Health A Pocket Guide
Signs of Drug Use Signs of Drug Use


WARNING: Potentially upsetting or offensive for some readers.  This book pulls no punches.

Signs of Sexual Behavior Signs Of Sexual Behavior


WARNING: Potentially upsetting or offensive for some readers.  This book pulls no punches.



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