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EDUCATOR RESOURCES
WHEN LEARNERS ARE DEAF OR HARD OF HEARING

This page offers an extensive annotated listing of resources designed or selected especially for instructors, teachers, educators, program developers, coordinators, administrators, and academicians, concerned with learners who have hearing deficit.

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Deaf Education

Toward Effective Public School Programs For Deaf Students Toward Effective Public School Programs for Deaf Children

Defines and clarifies issues involved in the education of DHH students in local public schools and brings to light the research.  Recommends ways to organize effective educational programs.  Offers perspective on current confusion in the field.  Discusses how families contribute to and demand from the system.

Part I, called "The Context of the Educational Program," contains the following papers: "An Historical Perspective on School Placement" (Donald F. Moores); "What Does 'Local Public School' Program Mean?" (Thomas N. Kluwin);"Ethnic and Cultural Considerations" (Valerie J. Janesick and Donald F. Moores); "How Family Factors Influence School Achievement" (Thomas N. Kluwin and Martha Gonter Gaustad); "Issues of Educational Interpreting" (Joe D. Stedt) and "Understanding the Context of Local Public Education" (Martha Gonter Gaustad). 

Part II, "The Process and Outcomes of Schooling," presents "Patterns of Communication among Deaf and Hearing Adolescents" (Martha Gonter Gaustad and Thomas N. Kluwin); "The Role of Sport and Extracurricular Activities in Shaping Socialization Patterns" (David A. Stewart and Michael S. Stinson); "Students' Views of Their Social Relationships" (Michael S. Stinson and Kathleen Whitmire); "Considering the Efficacy of Mainstreaming from the Classroom Perspective" (Thomas N. Kluwin);"Identifying the Contributions of School Factors to the Success of Deaf Students" (Angela O'Donnell and others); "The Career Development of Young People with Hearing Impairments" (Suzanne King); "The Collision of Reality and Expectations" (Donald F. Moores); and "Conclusion: Some Reflections on Defining an Effective Program" (Thomas N. Kluwin). (JDD)

Perspectives on Deafness Sign Language Interpreting (Perspectives on Deafness)  (2005) 

(Chapt. 3: Educational Interpreting: Access and Outcomes)

by Marc Marschark, Rico Peterson, Elizabeth A. Winston, Patricia (CON) Sapere
Educating Deaf Students (M. Marschark) Educating Deaf Students: From Research To Practice
(2001; M. Marschark)

Over the past decade there has been a significant increase in interest from educators and the general public about deafness, special education, and the development of children with special needs.

Authors set aside the politics, rhetoric, and confusion that often accompany discussions of deaf education. Instead they offer an accessible evaluation of the research literature on the needs and strengths of deaf children and on the methods that have been used-successfully and unsuccessfully-to teach both deaf and hearing children.

Site Link College and Career Programs for Deaf Students

Publication containing surveys of programs serving deaf and hard of hearing students in the United States.

When the Mind Hears When the Mind Hears

A narrative told largely from the vantage point of Laurent Clerc covers the debates about education of the deaf, minority rights, mainstreaming and bilingual education.

Site Link Clerc Center at Gallaudet University

A birth through grade twelve program for deaf and hard of hearing students that provides expertise, services, information, and materials related to deaf education for families and professionals nationwide.

Language And Deafness Language And Deafness (December 2008)

Peter Paul is a Professor in the School of Teaching and Learning (Integrated Teaching & Learning) in the College of Education at the Ohio State University. One of his major responsibilities is teacher education for individuals interested in the education of deaf and hard of hearing students. Dr. Paul's research interests involve the areas of vocabulary, literacy, and literate thought. 

Dr. Paul has published extensively on language and literacy development of individuals with severe to profound hearing impairment. His scholarly texts include Education and Deafness (with Stephen P. Quigley), Toward a Psychology of Deafness, and Literacy and Deafness. Dr. Paul (with Stephen P. Quigley and others) has also worked on educational materials, particularly special reading series for deaf and hard of hearing students - Reading Milestones and Reading Bridge. The College of Education at Ohio State University presented Dr. Paul with the 2000 Senior Faculty Research Award for outstanding research in the field of education.

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EduDeaf 

EduDeaf is for discussion of the education of people who are deaf. To subscribe, send a message with a blank subject line to listserv@lsv.uky.edu. In the body of the message type "subscribe edudeaf Firstname Lastname".

The Deaf Child In the Family And At School The Deaf Child In the Family And At School

Given what we now know about cognitive development, communication, and culture, the time is right for work on a new model to begin. If professionals from all theoretical camps would come together around this challenge, the development of a new model that addresses the evolving needs of deaf learners in the 21st century, that effort--that energy--will be fueled by the initial work of Kathryn Meadow-Orlans. This will help to secure her legacy.

Deaf Children In Public Schools Deaf Children in Public Schools: Placement, Context, and Consequences

A reader said: "The gift of this book is that the author is a complex thinker who understands not only the linguistic needs of deaf children but the philosophical place and the psychosocial underpinnings of language and puts them in context. She understands not only the needs of the children but the needs of the school people and she takes time to clearly (and in an interesting style) bring us through the maze to a better understanding of not only why mainstreaming has not educated deaf children in the ways we hoped but how to move forward.

The tone of Ramsey's book is clear, straightforward, balanced and interesting. For anyone interested in the education of deaf children it is a MUST."

Deaf Ed in America: Voices from the Mainstream Deaf Education In America

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

Author Janet Cerney begins her comprehensive work by stressing to parents, educators, and policymakers the importance of learning the circumstances in which mainstreaming and inclusion can be successful for deaf students. This process requires stakeholders to identify and evaluate the perceived benefits and risks before making placement and implementation decisions. 

The influences of the quality of communication and the relationships built by and with the students are of paramount importance in leading to success.


Classroom Elementary

Structured Task for English Practice: Verbs & Tense

Structured Tasks for English Practice (STEP) is a series of programmed workbooks designed to assist deaf adults and young people in writing better English. The books in the series include: Articles; Verbs: Past, Present, and Future; Nouns; Pronouns; Conjunctions; Adjectives and Linking Verbs; Adverb Clauses; Prepositional Phrases; Infinitives and Gerunds; and Writing Sentences.

The workbooks are intended to be used in conjunction with classroom lectures or for independent study. The self-instructional format provides opportunities for frequent student response, immediate feedback, and self-pacing.

STEP (Structured Tasks for English Practice): Verbs & Tensing

Read it Again!

Good book selection is the key to successful shared reading experiences. In discussing the criteria for quality book selection, Brenda shows us how to critically assess the teaching and learning possibilities in shared reading books and how to use a variety of text types to model purpose, content, and form. The book includes an analysis of supportive text features for the different needs of emergent, early, and fluent readers. Annotated bibliographies provide a quick reference to quality books.

Read It Again!


 

Classroom Secondary

Site Link College Success Tips for Students with Disabilities (.pdf)

Classroom Post-Secondary

Site Link Postsecondary Education Program Network

For colleges and universities serving Deaf and hard of hearing students, an on-line orientation to teaching students with hearing impairments.


Families

Deaf Like Me by Thomas Spradley Deaf Like Me

tokioka[at]hawaiian.net writes: "As the mother of a hearing impaired child, I highly recommend this book. I read it shortly after our son's diagnosis (in April of 1996) at the age of one year. Although we were just beginning this remarkable journey of raising a child with a disability, I found great comfort in the struggles and triumphs of this loving family. It was easy to identify with their need to communicate with their child.

I applaud this family for their courageous decision!"

A Loss For Words: Deafness In A Family A Loss For Words - The Story of Deafness In A Family (1987)

Lou Ann Walker describes growing up as a hearing child of deaf adults (CoDA). As the oldest child, she served as her parents' "interpreter," dealing with outsiders. There is humor in her recollections but nothing lighthearted in accounts of crude or condescending reactions to her father and mother from indifferent people. Walker is candid in detailing her own frustrations and the burdens of life with the deaf. Having graduated from Harvard, she eagerly went her own way, establishing a writing career in New York, but she reunites frequently with the family in a home warm with love and shared memories.


.Interpreters

Site Link Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, Inc. (RID)

A membership organization which includes professional interpreters and transliterators.

Designated Interpreters: A New Paradigm Deaf Professionals and Designated Interpreters (2008)

Defines a new model that depends upon strong partnerships between the growing number of deaf experts and their interpreters. 

Divided into two parts, this volume first delineates Designated Interpreting, in which interpreters team with deaf professionals to advance a shared point of view. Chapters in this section include the linguistics of the partnership (Look-Pause-Nod); the varying attitudes and behavior of deaf professionals and their interpreters; interaction in the work-related social setting to ensure equal participation; interpreting as affected by conversational style and gender factors; academic and educational interpreting for deaf academics; and adjusting company policies with professional interpreter guidelines. 

Part II, Deaf Professional and Designated Interpreter Partnerships, offers relevant examples of interpreting for deaf professionals in real estate, contemporary art, medicine, business administration, education, mental health, film-making, and information technology. 

Demonstrates the critical complexity of the relationships between professionals and interpreters, a revolutionary transformation that will be appreciated by interpreter preparation programs, instructors, interpreters, and their clients alike.


Role Models

Deaf Persons In the Arts and Sciences Deaf Persons In the Arts And Sciences: A Biographical Dictionary

The introduction serves as a historical overview of "deaf persons' emergence in the arts and sciences." Each alphabetically arranged entry includes date of birth and death, nationality, field of endeavor, brief background, focus on professional accomplishments, and references. Some entries are illustrated with black-and-white portraits. 

Entries pay particular attention to how being deaf influenced an individual's career decisions. 

One appendix lists additional deaf individuals for those who wish to do further research. These are arranged by field: artists, entertainers, scientists, and writers/poets. The other appendix lists the work's entries by field. A brief bibliography is followed by an index.

Designed for students and scholars, the work attempts to provide role models for deaf individuals and to encourage them to enter various professions. It will be popular at middle and high schools serving the deaf and hard of hearing. Public and academic libraries should also consider purchase.

Living Legends Living Legends

Six extraordinary people come alive on the pages of this dynamic collection of biographies of deaf and hard of hearing people. Excellent resource for teachers and parents and inspirational for all readers.

Living Legends II Living Legends II

Six extraordinary people come alive on the pages of each of these dynamic collections of biographies of deaf and hard-of-hearing people. Students will enjoy reading about these fascinating role models as they face the challenges of living in the contemporary world and exceed even their own expectations! Written follow-up exercises for students and helpful Words to Know lists, this is a wonderful resource for children. Includes: chef Danny Delcambre, comedian Kathy Buckley, author and publisher Ken Glickman, basketball star Bethany "Buffy" Hummel, educator Dr. Robert Davila, and educator Laurene Gallimore.

Living Legends III Living Legends III

Includes mountain climber Heidi Zimmer, educator and author Dr. Thomas Holcomb, psychologist and world traveler Patty Albee, New Mexico School for the Deaf Superintendent Dr. Medan Vasishta, dermatologist and surgeon Dr. Lisa Woolf, and law student Dean Gates.

Signs In Success (3rd grade reading level) Signs In Success (Reading Level: Grade 3)

Every life can make an impact! That's the message behind this remarkable collection of five short biographies of unique and extraordinary Deaf Americans from the first Deaf president at Gallaudet University, I. King Jordan to ground breaking, Oscar winning actress, Marlee Matlin, the lives of great Deaf achievers are brought to new and personal light in this easy to read book. Written for a third grade level.


Adult Learners


School; Program; and District Levels

Deaf Learners: Curriculum and Instruction Dear Learners: Curriculum And Instruction (2006)

This in-depth collection by 17 renowned international scholars that details a developmental framework to maximize academic success for deaf students from kindergarten through grade 12

Part One: The Context commences with an overview of the state of general education and that of deaf learners, followed by a state-of-the art philosophical position on the selection of curriculum. 

Part Two: The Content considers critical subjects for deaf learners and how to deliver them, including mathematics, print literacy, science, social studies, and physical education. This section also addresses the role of itinerant services, as well as how to teach Deaf culture, provide for students with multiple disabilities, and facilitate school-to-work transitions.

Part Three: Instructional Considerations Across the Curriculum provides suggestions and guidelines for assessing and planning programs for deaf students using meaningful contexts; optimizing the academic performance of deaf students with emphasis on access and opportunities; implementing a cognitive strategy that encourages teaching for and about thinking as an overriding principle; establishing instructional and practical communication in the classroom, especially in relation to ASL and English-based signing; and solving old problems with new strategies, including Web-based technologies, resources, and applications. The lessons of these assembled scholars coalesce in the

Part Four: Summary as a general recommendation for ongoing adaptability, a fitting capstone to this extraordinary volume of work.




IEP

Site Link Links list to IEP information, support, and resources on the Internet.

Audiology & Speech Pathology

Site Link American Academy of Audiology

General information and resources on audiology.

Site Link American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)

Educational materials and public service announcements related to hearing loss and communication disabilities. A resource for locating audiologists, speech-language pathologists, and speech, language, and hearing scientists.


Captioning

Site Link VITAC

A worldwide operation, with four US offices, two international offices, real-time captioners all across the country.

Site Link National Captioning Institute (NCI)

NCI provides captioned programming and technology for millions of people who can benefit from captioned television.

Site Link Described and Captioned Media Program (DCMP)

Information regarding open-captioned, free-loan media and other services.


 

Oralism

Dancing Without Music Dancing Without Music

The author explores two burning issues of the Deaf community: oralism versus American Sign language, and the rights of deaf people. Dancing Without Music investigates being Deaf, it's ramifications in society, and the relationship between thought process and language, whether spoken or not.

Site Link Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf

One of the world's largest membership organizations and information centers on pediatric hearing loss and the oral approach.

The Mask Of Benevolence The Mask Of Benevolence

"Let the Deaf be Deaf", the author cries throughout his book. Dr. Harlan Lane does not view deafness as a handicap but rather as a different state from hearing. Deaf people are a social minority and should be treasured, not eradicated.


The Student's Perspective

A Deaf Adult Speaks Out A Deaf Adult Speaks Out

L. Jacobs - A unique, personal account of what it is like to be deaf in a hearing world. The author speaks out on issues of mainstreaming, total communication, employment opportunities and public policies. This new edition includes legislation, social issues, and services for deaf people.

Alone In the Mainstream Alone In the Mainstream

Alone in the Mainstream is author Gina Oliva's story of her personal experiences being the only hard of hearing child in the entire school. When she first went to school in as a kindergartner, she didn't know that she was "different." But when the other students reacted to music, Oliva didn't move. It wasn't until she attended Gallaudet University that Oliva discovered that her experience was common among mainstreamed deaf students.

Changing The Rules Changing the Rules

A humorous and poignant account of obstacles faced that Deaf adult, Frank Bowe faced when mainstreamed. His compelling story tells of personal growth and the discovery of sign language.


Assistive Listening Devices

Site Link Overview

Alerting Devices

Site Link Overview

Professional Development

ICTS Exam Study Guide

ICTS Teacher of Students Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing (151) Exam Secrets helps you [prepare for] the Illinois Certification Testing System. Study Guide is written by exam experts, who painstakingly researched every topic and concept that you need to know.

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Deaf Culture

Inside Deaf Culture Inside Deaf Culture

The authors (who also wrote Deaf in America) reveal historical events and forces that have shaped the ways that Deaf people define themselves today. Inside Deaf Culture relates Deaf people's search for a voice of their own, and their proud self-discovery and self-description as a flourishing culture.

For Hearing People Only For Hearing People Only   Workbook also available.

  VERY GOOD FOR BEGINNERS!

HPO is written for people who have questions about Deaf culture, sign language, and Deaf life in general, and need a quick answer. 

It is not intended to be an in-depth excursion into a vast and complex subject, but to provide accurate and provocative answers to over a hundred persistent questions. 

It is a handbook for beginners. Each chapter is designed as an independent unit focusing on one topic.

Deaf Heritage Deaf Heritage

This popular classic provides in-depth history of the deaf community in America beginning with 1980. Rich with historical anecdotes, photos, quotes and facts, the broad range of topics include education, employment, advocacy, humor, and the arts.

Deaf Heritage - WORKBOOK Deaf Heritage Workbook

Designed to accompany Deaf Heritage (above). Includes vocabulary section, workbook activities, questions and supplementary materials for each chapter.

Through Deaf Eyes: A Photo History Through Deaf Eyes: A Photographic History of an American Community

Photographs, quotes, and stories from the public television documentary have been assembled in this book of stunning beauty. More than 200 full-color photographs feature poignant images that depict the story of Deaf America offering readers the opportunity to learn about the nation’s broader history. Photographs reveal the character of Deaf people in school settings, the workplace, during wartime, and using their cultural language of sign. For both deaf and hearing readers, the Deaf community portrayed, offers a unique and fascinating perspective on the value of human difference.

Deaf Empowerment Deaf Empowerment

A lucid and engrossing examination of the Deaf social movement in America from mid 19th to late 20th centuries. The author traces how Deaf advocates adopted tactics from the civil and women's rights movement as well as other social revolutions to achieve communication goals with the dominant hearing society.

The Week the World Heard Gallaudet The Week the World Heard Gallaudet

A day-by-day account of the revolution at Gallaudet University as it unfolded March 6-13, 1988. 

Text and interviews supplemented with full color and black and white photos capture the action of this amazing historical event known as the "Deaf President Now!" movement.

Everyone Here Spoke Sign Language Everyone Here Spoke Sign Language

Presents a detailed, vivid description of daily life in the early 1900's when an entire community on Martha's Vineyard, Deaf and hearing alike, used sign language.

Train Go Sorry Train Go Sorry

"Train Go Sorry" is the ASL expression for "missing the boat", symbolic of the many ways in which Deaf and hearing people fail to communicate. The author takes the reader inside the Deaf world through vivid portraits of students and teachers to capture development of deaf culture.

A Journey Into the Deaf World A Journey Into the Deaf-World

  VITAL FOR PROFESSIONALS 

Three distinguished scholars of Deaf culture—one hearing, one deaf, and one CoDA (child of deaf adults)—offer clear, penetrating insights into the existence and makeup of the deaf world, the community whose natural language—ASL in the U.S.—is manual and visual. Bringing the latest social and cultural findings and theories into sharp focus, the authors take us on a fascinating journey to discover what deaf culture is; the benefits of signed language and deaf culture for deaf children and hearing people; how deaf children are now educated and how they could be; how deaf people integrate into the larger society; the nature of ASL; how technology helps (and hurts) deaf people. Combining thought-provoking intellectual perspectives with enlightening first-hand accounts of life in the deaf world, this landmark volume is vital for professionals working in fields involving deaf people and for those with an interest in deaf studies.


Research

Perspectives on Deafness Sign Language Interpreting (Perspectives on Deafness)  (2005) 

(Chapt. 3: Educational Interpreting: Access and Outcomes)

by Marc Marschark, Rico Peterson, Elizabeth A. Winston, Patricia (CON) Sapere
Site Link RIT-NTID Department of Research and Teacher Education

" ... to improve the lives of deaf and hard-of-hearing people through research that can be applied in the classroom, workplace and society."

Total Communication Total Communication

Total communication, a method utilizing a combination of visual and auditory cues in an attempt to maximize comprehension, has long been a focus of debate by the deaf community, families of deaf children, and education professionals. 

For perhaps the first time, this book documents total communication’s historical and philosophical roots and analyzes the strengths and limitations of total communication's elemental parts and their salient linguistic properties.


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Job Accomodations "On the Job With Hearing Loss" On the Job With Hearing Loss

This book provides a comprehensive look at the hidden challenges of hearing loss and practical solutions that can overcome the barriers. Author Becky Morris, published author, national and international conference presenter and recognized leader in ALDs in the hearing healthcare and Vocational Rehabilitation arena, addresses issues for people at every experience level.

Includes:
- 10 steps of successful accommodations 
- 17 occupational reports perfect for newer counselors or employment specialists
- Technology training in telephones, meetings and a cross reference of technology mentioned in the occupational reports.

Telephone Interpreting Telephone Interpreting (2008)

This book provides readers with a fascinating in-depth view into the world of remote interpretation via telephone. The first publication devoted exclusively to the topic, this book offers a wealth of information for interpreters, educators, training professionals and consumers of interpreting services within the realms of health care, legal services, public safety, finance, social services, insurance and numerous other industries where telephone interpreting services are used. Through the model code of ethics and standards of practice included in the book, readers can gain a better understanding of the levels of quality that can be obtained through telephone interpretation. Numerous role-play scenarios are also included to facilitate telephone interpreting practice.


.Technology

We're sorry. We couldn't find an image of this item. C-print: A Notetaking System

C-PrintTM is a computer-aided speech-to-print transcription system developed at the National Technical Institute for the Deaf (NTID) as a support service option for some deaf and hard-of-hearing students in mainstream educational environments. Northeast Technical Assistance Center (NETAC) serves postsecondary institutions to improve educational access and enhance postsecondary education opportunities for students who are deaf or hard of hearing.

Site Link Viable Realtime Transcription (VRT)

Based on the latest technology available in the market, VRT is an affordable, high-quality remote realtime transcription service for students with hearing loss.

TRS Handbook Telecommunication Relay Service (TRS) Handbook

Telecommunication Relay Services (TRS) allow anyone who is hearing or speech impaired to communicate with anyone in the world.  Technophobia, unawareness, and fear of the unknown have prevented many from using TRS and taking full advantage of the telephone's unparalleled convenience. Until now. This easy-to-understand handbook will help all of us to communicate with one another!

What you may not know about TRS:

* You get absolute confidentiality, by law. Even communication concerning criminal enterprises is protected.

* The Communications Assistant (CA) is carefully trained to be not only proficient in using the necessary equipment, but also in facilitating a smooth interaction between parties.

* The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 mandates that telephone companies provide this service to those who need it.

Site Link

Teaching Science, Engineering, and Mathematics to Deaf Students

The Rochester Institute of Technology discusses the role of technology in instruction and teacher preparation.

Site Link Alerting Devices

Lists devices and links to vendors.

Site Link

Adaptive Hardware and Software

Links list of adaptive hardware and software.

A Phone Of Our Own A Phone Of Our Own - The Deaf Insurrection Against Ma Bell

H.G. Lang - In 1964, of the more than 85 million telephones in the United States and Canada, less than one percent were used regularly by deaf people. In that same year, three enterprising deaf men, Robert H. Weitbrecht, James C. Marsters, and Andrew Saks, started the process that led to deaf people around the world possessing an affordable phone system that they could use. This book tells how these three men collaborated to solve the technical difficulties of developing a coupling device for TTYs that would translate sounds into discernible letters. An entertaining engrossing story of how Deaf people fought and won, and changed the world for the better for deaf people everywhere.

Site Link

Working Together: Computers and People with Sensory Impairments

University of Washington video presentation and publication featuring computer technology for people with visual and hearing impairments.

Site Link Links list to adaptive resources and assistive technology.
Site Link VoicePrint CART

CART (Communication Access Realtime Translation) provides instant voice-to-text realtime transcription or captioning. The captions provide those with a hearing loss the same opportunity others have to learn in an educational setting as well as providing communication facilitation in any setting.

Job Accomodations "On the Job With Hearing Loss" On the Job With Hearing Loss

This book provides a comprehensive look at the hidden challenges of hearing loss and practical solutions that can overcome the barriers. Author Becky Morris, published author, national and international conference presenter and recognized leader in ALDs in the hearing healthcare and Vocational Rehabilitation arena, addresses issues for people at every experience level.

Includes:
- 10 steps of successful accommodations 
- 17 occupational reports perfect for newer counselors or employment specialists
- Technology training in telephones, meetings and a cross reference of technology mentioned in the occupational reports.

Site Link Interactive Whiteboards

Florida School for the Deaf and Blind has a wonderful information, tutorials, and portal page for this technology.

Site Link TAP (Technology Access Program, Gallaudet)

Conducts research related to communication technologies and services, with the goal of producing knowledge useful to industry, government, and deaf and hard of hearing consumers in the quest for equality in communications. The program provides education to Gallaudet students through coursework and mentored research projects related to TAP's research mission.


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