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 This page is updated frequently.

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 deaf or hard of hearing students in mainstream educational settings.

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Laws

Denotes a resource elsewhere on TerpTopics.com. Federal Laws, State Resources

An overview of U.S. federal laws informing the use of interpreters and accommodations for deaf and hard of hearing persons.

Denotes an outbound link (not at TerpTopics.com). CEASD.org

The NCLB: Proceedings from the Conference of Educational Administrators of Schools and Programs for the Deaf, 2003.


Hearing

Denotes an outbound link (not at TerpTopics.com). TheItinerantConnection.com

Overview of hearing and speech/language cognition/recognition


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Language Arts

Denotes an outbound link (not at TerpTopics.com). TheItinerantConnection.com

Reading and writing, by content area.

Denotes an outbound link (not at TerpTopics.com). TheItinerantConnection.com

Reading comprehension.


General

Denotes an outbound link (not at TerpTopics.com). DeafEd.net

DeafEd.net offers  a wealth of links and resources.  This site's primary audience is educators of deaf students [EoD].

Denotes outbound (non-TerpTopics.com) link to video resource. What to other teachers think?

Quicktime videos of many thoughts, ideas, and experiences of mainstream hearing teachers who have had in their classroom one or more deaf students.

Denotes an outbound link (not at TerpTopics.com) to PDF document  for download. Hearing Foundation Booklet for Mainstream Teachers

PDF booklet "Are You Being Heard?" specifically written for mainstream teachers who have deaf students in their classroom.  This is a FREE download, but you must have Adobe.pdf reader software to view it.

Deaf & Hearing Impaired Pupils in the Mainstream Classroom Deaf and Hearing Impaired Pupils in the Mainstream Class

A reference designed for teachers working with deaf and hearing impaired children in mainstream schools. Using case studies throughout the text to illustrate how the material in the book works in a classroom setting, the authors: consider the teaching implications for pupils with conductive hearing loss, hearing aids and cochlear transplants; offer advice for helping bilingual deaf pupils and those being taught with sign support; and discuss social developments, communication, literacy, and the effective involvement of a learning support assistant.

Denotes an outbound link (not at TerpTopics.com). RIT.edu

General tips for the mainstream teacher who has one or more deaf students in his or her classroom.

Denotes an outbound link (not at TerpTopics.com) to PDF document  for download. Guidelines for Mainstream Teachers

PDF booklet "Guidelines for Mainstream Teachers Who Have Deaf Students" Pub'd by the UK's Royal Nat'l Inst for Deaf People (RNID).  This is a FREE download, but you must have Adobe.pdf reader software to view it.

Denotes an outbound link (not at TerpTopics.com). TheItinerantConnection.com

General tips for the mainstream teacher who has one or more deaf students in his or her classroom.


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The Student's Perspective

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.

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.

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.

Denotes an outbound link (not at TerpTopics.com). OxfordJournals.org

Fifty deaf and hard of hearing students who were mainstreamed in post secondary classes rated their classroom communication ease with hearing instructors, hearing peers, and deaf peers.  A subgroup of these students participated in an in-depth interview that focused on perceptions of communication ease, support services, and attitudes of teachers and students toward deaf students in mainstreamed classes.


ASL Dictionaries


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Audiograms

Denotes an outbound link (not at TerpTopics.com). TheItinerantConnection.com

An overview and description of how to read them, and what they mean.


IEP

Denotes an outbound link (not at TerpTopics.com). Technology and the IEP

Explore the ins and outs of technology as it relates to IEPs.  Includes a Q&A.

Denotes an outbound link (not at TerpTopics.com). TheItinerantConnection.com

List of some possible accommodations.

Denotes an outbound link (not at TerpTopics.com). FAPE.org

IEP team members' roles and responsibilities.

Denotes an outbound link (not at TerpTopics.com). DEAFoundation.com

Looking at the many facets of the IEP, from many perspectives.

Denotes an outbound link (not at TerpTopics.com). TheItinerantConnection.com

Positive, descriptive words for behavior.


Sign Language

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Settings

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Residential Schools

General information about residential schools for students who are deaf.

Denotes an outbound link (not at TerpTopics.com). Deaf Ed Comparison

Blogger compares mainstream and residential settings, interviews students, as well as tips for mainstream teachers.


Note-takers

Denotes an outbound link (not at TerpTopics.com). NTID.RIT.edu

A thorough treatment of the topic of note-taking and deaf students.

Denotes an outbound link (not at TerpTopics.com). TheItinerantConnection.com

What are note-takers? How do deaf students benefit? What does the teacher need to know?


Professional Development

Denotes an outbound link (not at TerpTopics.com). In-Service Ideas

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Deaf 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 In America Deaf In America

A VERY GOOD PRIMER 

Through the use of folklore, home movies, stories, poetry, jokes and discussions, the authors have compiled narrative accounts which will open Deaf Culture to outsiders and provide rare insight into the universe of silence.


Organizations

Denotes a resource elsewhere on TerpTopics.com. ... for future use.
Denotes an outbound link (not at TerpTopics.com). Florida Educators of Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing Individuals (FEHI)

See what educators of deaf students [EoD] are talking about.

Denotes an outbound link (not at TerpTopics.com). ASHA.org  American Speech-Language Hearing Association

Speech language pathologists' professional, scientific, credentialing association. 

Denotes an outbound link (not at TerpTopics.com). FSDB.K12.FL.US  

Florida School for the Deaf and Blind (FSDB): Deaf service centers, centers for independent living, mental health programs.

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Interpreters

How to Use a Sign Language Interpreter How to Use a Sign Language Interpreter 

A Guide for Businesses (1996)

This is a unique book in that it draws from the experiences of a Deaf (Rohring) and a hearing (Adams) author, providing a comprehensive perspective. It draws upon research and literature, from professional practice, and from anecdotal accounts. Handbook to Service the Deaf and Hard of Hearing is an essential resource for college training programs, hospitals, health care agencies, hearing and speech centers, school districts, educational agencies, and any one working with or employing deaf or hard of hearing persons.

Denotes a resource elsewhere on TerpTopics.com. Hearing Teachers Ask

Popular TerpTopics.com Q&A about about working with classroom interpreters.

Best Practices In Educational Interpreting (2nd edition) Best Practices in Educational Interpreting by Mary C. Seal

While this book's primary audience is educational interpreters, classroom teachers and program administrators benefit from a familiarity with it because of increased understanding and appreciation of the interpreters' perspective.

This text provides a comprehensive, developmentally organized overview of the process of interpreting in educational settings. Issues and methods are presented from a practical orientation, with representative cases that illustrate the topics. Readers learn about the changing needs of students as they move from primary school through college.

Denotes an outbound link (not at TerpTopics.com). TheItinerantConnection.com

Working with interpreters in your classroom - tips for the teacher.

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. 

Teachers may be interested in learning about the roles and relationships of interpreters and deaf professionals.  Provides teachers with insights concerning the role that interpreters may play in the lives of students in their chosen careers.

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.


.Technology

Denotes an outbound link (not at TerpTopics.com). 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.

Denotes an outbound link (not at TerpTopics.com). Technology and the IEP

Explore the ins and outs of technology as it relates to IEPs.  Includes a Q&A.

Denotes an outbound link (not at TerpTopics.com). Viable Real-time Transcription (VRT)

Based on the latest technology available in the market, VRT is an affordable, high-quality remote real-time 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.

Denotes an outbound link (not at TerpTopics.com).

Teaching Science, Engineering, and Mathematics to Deaf Students

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

Denotes an outbound link (not at TerpTopics.com).

Adaptive Hardware & 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.

Denotes an outbound link (not at TerpTopics.com). 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.

Denotes an outbound link (not at TerpTopics.com). Adaptive Resources & Technology

Links list to adaptive resources and assistive technology.

Denotes an outbound link (not at TerpTopics.com). VoicePrint CART

CART (Communication Access Real-time Translation) provides instant voice-to-text real-time 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.


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