Deafness and Hearing impairment Resources available at the Center for Disability Resources Library

To check out any of the materials listed, please contact:
Steven Wilson
Phone: 803-216-3206
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Ballantyne's deafness.Edited by John Graham and Mike Martin. 2001. Call number: Disabilities-FAM WV 270 B188d 2001

-Discusses recent developments related to hearing and the social aspects of deafness.

Children with hearing difficulties. Alec Webster and David Wood. London: Cassell, 1989.Call number: Disabilities-PROF HV 2430 W378c 1989
-This book is part of the Special needs in ordinary schools series. It includes an introduction to deafness and special needs and strategies for intervention.

Choices in deafness: A parents' guide to communication options. Edited by Sue Schwartz. Bethesda, MD: Woodbine House, 1996.Call number: Disabilities-FAM WV 271 C545 1996
-Pros and cons of a variety of communication options are discussed. Schwartz also provides an overview of hearing loss.

Clarion (video): The link between silence and sound. Sylmar, Calif.: Advanced Bionics Corp., 1999.Call number: Disabilities-AV WV 274 C591 1999
-Discusses cochlear implants and how they have changed the lives of deaf people.

Deaf-blind infants and children: A developmental guide. J.M. McInnes, J.A. Treffry. University of Toronto Press, 1997.Call number: Disabilities-FAM HV 1597 M152d 1997
-Reference guide for teachers, parents, and professionals working or living with children who are deaf and blind.

Dreams Spoken Here (video):A Documentary film about deaf children learning to listen and speak. Palo Alto, Ca: Oberkotter Foundation, 2001. 1 cassette, 60 min. Call number: Disabilities-AV WV 271 D771 2001
-A detailed exploration of oral deaf education from infancy through adolescence and adulthood, focusing on the critical early years. Includes important information on educational techniques and dramatic technological advances in hearing aids and cochlear implants.

Etiologies and characteristics of deaf-blindness. Kathryn Wolff Heller, Cheryl Kennedy.Monmouth, OR: TRACES Project, Teaching Research Publications, Western Oregon State College, 1994.Call number: Disabilities-PROF WW 276 H477e 1994

Fire Safety for You at Home: Presented in American Sign Language (DVD). Oklahoma ABLE Tech Fire Protection & Safety Technology Fire Protection Publications at Oklahoma State University. Call number: Disabilities- AV HQ 2037 F5231 2003
-Home fire safety materials specifically for adults who are deaf. English language voice over for Susan and Kristina the ASL ‘stars’, opening captioning, and the option for no captioning.

For a deaf son (video).KERA. Alexandria, Va.: PBS Video, 1994.(60 min.)Call number: Disabilities-AV WV 271 F692 1994
-The story of a family's journey through a confusing maze of emotions, medical opinions, politics and the life-changing decisions that must be made when a deaf child is born to a hearing couple. Uses the first person diary, performance and traditional documentary techniques to explore the practical communication problems faced by hearing parents of deaf children.

Getting in touch (video): Communicating with a child who is deaf-blind. Oregon Research Institute, 1987. 19 min.Call number: Disabilities-AV HV 1573 G394 1987
-Advice on how to most effectively communicate with a deaf-blind child using tactile and object cues.

A good investment (video): Meeting the needs of your hard-of-hearing employees. The Department of Instructional Design and Evaluation and the Division of Public Affairs at the National Technical Institute for the Deaf at the Rochester Institute of Technology.Bethesda, Md.: SHHH, Inc., 1989. (10 min.)Call number: Disabilities-AV WV 270 G644 1989
- To help hard-of-hearing employees solve communication problems at work, proper assistance with their special communications needs is necessary: reducing background noise, assistive listening devices, lip reading hints, and choosing the right hearing aid.

Handbook to service the deaf and hard of hearing: A bridge to accessibility. John Adams and Pamela Rorhing. Elsevier Academic Press, 2004. Call number: Disabilities-PROF HV 2545 A214h 2004.

Hear again: Back to life with a cochlear implant. Arlene Romoff. New York, N.Y.: League for the Hard of Hearing Publications, 1999.Call number: Disabilities-FAM WV 274 R766h 1999
-Romoff describes the first year after her cochlear implant.

Hearing differently: The impact of hearing impairment on family life. Ruth Morgan-Jones.London: Whurr, 2001.Call number: Disabilities-FAM HV 2395 M848h 2001
-This book focuses on the impact of hearing loss on relationships. Information was obtained from 150 interviews with individuals with hearing impairments.

Hearing impaired infants: Support in the first eighteen months.Edited by Jacqueline Stokes. Baltimore, Md.: Paul H. Brookes Pub. Co., 1999.Call number: Disabilities-FAM WV 271 H4354 1999

Hearing loss in children: A parent's handbook. Columbia, S.C.: S.C. Chapter of the A.G. Bell Association for the Deaf, 1997.Call number: Disabilities-FAM WV 271 H435 1997
-This booklet provides parents with an introduction to hearing loss and resources available in South Carolina.

The joy of signing: The illustrated guide for mastering sign language and the manual alphabet. Lottie Riekehof. Springfield, Mo.: Gospel Pub. House, 1987.Call number: Disabilities-FAM HV 2474 R555j 1987
-This Illustrated guide covers sign language basics.

Living skills: A guide to independence for individuals with deaf-blindness. Minneapolis, MN: Find Inc., 1991.Call number: Disabilities-Transition HV 1597 L785 1991
-This guide describes the life skills teaching methods of FIND, Inc.

Make a joyful noise: An information kit for parents of children who are deaf and hard of hearing. Englewood, CO: Oberkotter Foundation Film Project, 2000. 1 videocassette (20 min.), 1 handbook.Call number: Disabilities-AV WV 271 M235 2000
-Film shows how deaf children can learn to speak and listen through oral deaf education.

Meeting the challenge (video).1987. 15 min.Call number: Disabilities-AV HD 7252 M495 1987
-Three blind and deaf individuals tell how they have not let their disabilities get in the way of being productive in the workplace.

A nuts & bolts guide: College success for deaf and hard of hearing students. Jennie Bourgeois and Kathy Treubig. Knoxville, TN: The University of Tennessee; Washington, D.C.: U.S. Dept. of Education, 2000.Call number: Disabilities-Transition LC 4818.38 N976 2000

On the other hand (video). Columbia, S.C.: South Carolina ETV Network, 1992.Call number: Disabilities-AV HV 2474 O58 1992 4 videocassettes (450 min.) Visions in video.
-A series of 22 programs about sign language and the deaf community. Explores the difference between ASL (American Sign Language), the language used by the deaf communicating between themselves with its own grammar and syntax, and PSE (Pigeon Sign English), used to communicate with the non-deaf using an English word order.

The parents' guide to cochlear implants. Patricia M. Chute, Mary Ellen Nevins. Washington, D.C.: Gallaudet University Press, 2002.Call number: Disabilities-FAM WV 274 C564p 2002
-A complete parent’s guide to the process of cochlear implantation. Discusses the surgical stage, the post implantation stage, and learning issues.

Play activities for young children with sensory impairments. Joan Rich and Elizabeth Rich. Seattle, WA: Experimental Education Unit, WJ-10, Child Development and Mental Retardation Center, University of Washington, 1990.Call number: Disabilities-PROF WS 350.2 R498p 1990
-This booklet describes play activities and suggests modifications to use with children with deaf-blindness.

Selected issues in adolescence and deafness. Editors, Oscar Cohen, Gary Long.Washington, DC: Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf, 1991.The Volta review, 0042-8639; v. 93, no. 5 (September issue).Call number: Disabilities-PROF WV 271 S464 1991
-Includes chapters on a variety of topics, including speaking and listening behaviors of hearing-impaired adolescents, education and employment issues, and Hispanic deaf adolescents

The signed English starter. Harry Bornstein and Karen L. Saulnier; illustrated by Ralph R. Miller, Sr.Washington, D.C.: Clerc Books, 1995.Call number: Disabilities-FAM HV 2475 B736s 1995
-Illustrated introduction to American Sign Language.

The signed English starter videotape (video). Gallaudet University. Washington, D.C.: Clerc Books, Gallaudet University Press, 1995. 2 videocassettes.Call number: Disabilities-AV HV 2474 S578 1995
-Part I introduces signs for people and pronouns, things, special verbs and function words, the body, and actions of both the body and the mind, all covered in the first six chapters of the signed English starter book (76.26 min.). Part II introduces signs for leisure time, nature and animals, descriptions, food, travel, time, money, shapes and adverbs, all covered in chapters seven through twelve in the signed English starter book (83.53 min.)

Signing Time! (6 videos + 2 CDs). Rachel Coleman. [Draper, UT] : Two Little Hands Productions, 2004. Call number: Disabilities-AV HV 2474 S578 2004 v.1
-Join Alex, Leah, and their frog Hopkins, and Signing Time's Rachel Coleman for lots of signing fun.

Signs for instruction: Reference manual of preferred South Carolina signs. South Carolina Department of Education, Office of Programs for the Handicapped, Division for Instruction. Columbia, S.C.: S.C. Dept. of Education, 1987.Call number: Disabilities-PROF HV 2474 S578 1987

Signs for sexuality: A resource manual for deaf and hard of hearing individuals, their families, and professionals. Marlyn Minkin and Laurie E. Rosen-Ritt.2nd ed. Seattle, Wash.: Planned Parenthood of Seattle-King County, 1991.Call number: Disabilities-PROF HV 2475 M665s 1991

The SKI*HI model: Programming for hearing impaired infants through home intervention. Home visit curriculum. Thomas C. Clark and Susan Watkins.Logan, Utah: SKI*HI Institute, Utah State University, 1985. 4th ed.Call number: Disabilities-PROF WV 271 C595s 1985

Sound and fury (video). Filmakers Library, Inc. New York, NY: Aronson Film Associates, 2000. (80 min).Call number: Disabilities-AV WV 270 S724 2000
-Two related families with a history of deafness go through the process of deciding whether their children should have cochlear implant surgery. The surgery would allow the children to hear, but would weaken their connection to deaf culture.

The special education treatment planner. Julie A. Winkelstern. New York: J. Wiley & Sons, 2001.Call number: Disabilities-Transition LC 4031 W774s 2001
-The special education treatment planner includes treatment plan components for 29 educational disabilities and a step-by-step guide to writing educational treatment plans.

Supporting young adults who are deaf-blind in their communities: A transition planning guide for service providers, families, and friends. Edited by Jane M. Everson.Baltimore: P.H. Brookes, 1995.Call number: Disabilities-Transition HV 1597 S959 1995
-Assessing individual job skills, networking for employment, and obtaining supports are topics covered in this transition planning guide.

Talking with your hands, listening with your eyes: A complete photographic guide to American Sign Language. Gabriel Grayson. Square One Publishers, 2003. Call number: Disabilities-PROF HV 2474 G784t 2003

Telling tales in ASL & English (video) and Jeff: With Expression. Education Development Center; WGBH Educational Foundation.Newton, Mass.: Education Development Center, 1995. 2 videos on 1 tape. (23 min.)Call number: Disabilities-AV HV 2469 .E5 T276 1995
-Telling tales in ASL & English profiles a literacy program at the Horace Mann School for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing which enables students to apply their knowledge of American Sign Language (ASL) to achieving competency in written English through storytelling, videotaping, and word processing.
-Jeff with expression profiles a high school student with severe speech and motor impairments who uses a computer with word prediction software to write.

Toward equality: Education of the deaf. A report to the president and the Congress of the United States. The Commission on Education of the Deaf.Washington, D.C. Call number: Disabilities-PROF HV 2537 C734t 1988
-Includes chapters on professional standards, early identification, secondary education, and postsecondary education.

Transition and individual futures planning for people with deaf-blindness and developmental disabilities and their family. The Arc-King County and Common Ground.Seattle, WA: Arc-King County, 1992.Call number: Disabilities-Transition HV 1597 T772 1992
-The two main sections of this booklet are individual futures planning and housing development.

What can baby hear? (video): Auditory tests and interventions for infants with multiple disabilities. California State University Northridge.California State University Northridge.Baltimore, Md. 1996.(30 min.) Closed-captioned.Viewer's guide.Call number: Disabilities-AV WV 271 W555 1996
-Early recognition of hearing loss is critical to supporting language and communication development, particularly in infants with severe or multiple disabilities. This video teaches early childhood professionals and parents how to assess the infant's auditory needs and start appropriate interventions right away.

Will you hear what I hear?(video). Columbia, S.C.: BabyNet: S.C. DHEC, 1996. 3 videocassettes, VHS.Clinical seminar for the hearing impaired.Call number: Disabilities-AV WV 270 W689 1996
-This videotaped seminar includes a lecture given by Dr. Barry Richfield of South Carolina. He discusses deafness in general, the deaf adult community, and self-perceptions of deaf adults.

Using your TTY/TDD (video). Sign Media & Telecommunications for the Deaf. Burtonsville, MD: Sign Media, 1989. (30 min.)VHS, Closed-captioned. Call number: Disabilities-AV WV 270 U85 1989
-Shows how to set up and use telecommunications devices for the deaf, abbreviations and codes to use on the machine, and discusses phone etiquette.

Voices of the oral deaf: Fourteen role models speak out.Jim Reisler. Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland, 2002. Call number: Disabilities-FAM HV 2545 R377v 2002
-Included in this book are fourteen interviews with oral deaf role models. They discuss their experiences and offer advice to parents.

The young deaf or hard of hearing child : a family-centered approach to early education. M. Barbara Bodner-Johnson. Baltimore, MD: Paul H. Brookes, 2003. Call Number: Disabilities-PROF WV 271 Y69 2003


Children’s books

Amy, the story of a deaf child. Lou Ann Walker.New York: Dutton, 1985.Call number: Disabilities-FAM PR 990 W181a 1985
-Text and photographs depict the life of deaf fifth-grader Amy Rowley, who goes to a regular school and enjoys normal activities with the help of hearing aids and sign language.

Alan and the Baron. Ron Hamilton.Silver Spring, MD.: National Association of the Deaf, 1983.Call number: Disabilities-FAM PR 990 H219a 1983
-Story of Alan and a horse named Baron.

Hooray for Harold: Dealing with hearing loss. Gladstone, NJ: Tim Peters and Co., 1997.Call number: Disabilities-FAM PR 990 H789 1997
-Introduces children to hearing loss through the story of Harold, a mouse who needs hearing aids. At first Harold's friends tease him about his hearing aids. But all that changes after Harold saves his friend, Chip, from drowning because he could hear Chip struggling in the water.

I'm deaf, and it's okay. Lorraine Aseltine, Evelyn Mueller, Nancy Tait. Niles, Ill.: A. Whitman & Co., 1986.Call number: Disabilities-FAM PR 990 A816i 1986
-A young boy describes the frustrations caused by his deafness and the encouragement he receives from a deaf teenager that he can lead an active life.

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