Deaf World

Author: Lois Bragg
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 9780814798539
Release Date: 2001-02-01
Genre: Health & Fitness

Argues that deaf Americans consider English secondary to American Sign Language, and have hence developed their own culture of behavior, values, beliefs, and expression within mainstream culture.

Signing Naturally Level 3

Author: Ken Mikos
Publisher: Dawn Sign Press
ISBN: 1581211333
Release Date: 2001-07-01
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

The final and most advanced curriculum in the Signing Naturally series, Level 3 develops beyond Levels 1 and 2 with exciting new teaching tools that include an interactive set of easy-to-understand lesson plans, activities, and multimedia materials for use in the classroom. The Units include signing lessons to help students learn how to build: Narrative skills from informal to formal styles, Conversational skills used in everyday life, Language skills needed to explain ideas or concepts. New with Level 3, Signing Stories delivers a variety of signers in eight separate narratives, exposing students to ASL in a storytelling format.

The American Sign Language Phrase Book

Author: Barbara Bernstein Fant
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071642354
Release Date: 2008-05-01
Genre: Business & Economics

Open up a whole new world of communication through ASL You can easily learn ASL with help from The American Sign Language Phrase Book. With more than 500 phrases, this is the reference guide to everyday expressions in American Sign Language, providing a quick way for you to converse with deaf people. Clearly illustrated with hundreds of line drawings, this book focuses on areas such as health, family, school, sports, travel, religion, time, money, food and drink, and small talk. This edition's new chapter on technology boasts 50 phrases to help you communicate about the Internet, computing, video relay, and more. There is even a chapter that gives you phrases for communicating about signing: asking people to sign slower, indicating your fingerspelling ability, and requesting help with your fledgling skills. From asking simple questions (“How are you?”) to more complex phrases (“There's no sign for that, you have to fingerspell it.”), The American Sign Language Phrase Book gives you the power to communicate easily and comfortably in ASL.

A Basic Course in American Sign Language

Author: Tom Humphries
Publisher: T J Pub Incorporated
ISBN: 0932666426
Release Date: 1994-01-01
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

This series of tapes is designed to illustrate the various exercises and dialogues that help beginning students in reading sign language.

Bravo ASL Curriculum Student Workbook

Author: Jenna Cassell
Publisher: Sign Enhancers, Incorporated
ISBN: 1882872975
Release Date: 1996-01-01
Genre: Education

Learn sign language by watching the interactions in a deaf family. Instructor also demonstrates signs. Each tape includes introduction to new vocabulary, visit with the family, cultural and grammatical notes, and a practice session.

Sociology The Essentials

Author: Margaret L. Andersen
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781305856325
Release Date: 2016-01-01
Genre: Social Science

SOCIOLOGY: THE ESSENTIALS, Ninth Edition, uses the theme of debunking myths to look behind the facades of everyday life, challenge common assumptions, and help students develop critical thinking skills as well as better understand how society is constructed and sustained. This thorough yet streamlined text employs a reader-friendly presentation and manageable structure, while maintaining a strong focus on sociology concepts, methods, and research. Updated throughout with coverage of the latest findings, trends, and themes, the text provides exceptional coverage of diversity, including social factors such as age, religion, sexual orientation, and region of residence in addition to race, ethnicity, class, and gender. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

The American Sign Language Handshape Dictionary

Author: Richard A. Tennant
Publisher: Gallaudet University Press
ISBN: 1563680432
Release Date: 1998
Genre: Education

"The unique feature of this dictionary is that it is organized by handshape rather than by alphabetical order. An American Sign Language learner can look up an unfamiliar sign by looking for the handshape rather than by looking up the word in an alphabetical English glossary. At the same time, an English speaker can look up a sign for a specific word by looking at the Index of English Glossaries located at the end of the dictionary. The introduction includes a history of sign language in the United States. Detailed instructions explain the organization of the handshape sections and the ordering of signs. The illustrations are clear and are described in terms of configuration, location, movement, orientation, and nonmanual markers".--"Outstanding Reference Sources : the 1999 Selection of New Titles", American Libraries, May 1999. Comp. by the Reference Sources Committee, RUSA, ALA.

The Real ACT 3rd Edition

Author: ACT, Inc.
Publisher: Peterson's
ISBN: 076893432X
Release Date: 2011-09-06
Genre: Study Aids

The Real ACT is the only book with insider test-taking tips and strategy, practice tests, and insight from the makers of the ACT. This comprehensive guide has everything one needs to know about the ACT-test content, structure, and format info! The only guide that includes 5 previously administered, full-length ACT tests written by the actual test maker (including 2 NEW practice tests) ACT content and procedures you'll follow when actually taking the test Valuable information about tuition payment plans All the question types you can expect to find on the ACT Suggestions on how you might approach the questions and Peterson's tried-and-true test-taking strategies and tips

The Zones of Regulation

Author: Leah M. Kuypers
Publisher:
ISBN: 0982523165
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Autistic children

"... a curriculum geared toward helping students gain skills in consciously regulating their actions, which in turn leads to increased control and problem solving abilities. Using a cognitive behavior approach, the curriculum's learning activities are designed to help students recognize when they are in different states called "zones," with each of four zones represented by a different color. In the activities, students also learn how to use strategies or tools to stay in a zone or move from one to another. Students explore calming techniques, cognitive strategies, and sensory supports so they will have a toolbox of methods to use to move between zones. To deepen students' understanding of how to self-regulate, the lessons set out to teach students these skills: how to read others' facial expressions and recognize a broader range of emotions, perspective about how others see and react to their behavior, insight into events that trigger their less regulated states, and when and how to use tools and problem solving skills. The curriculum's learning activities are presented in 18 lessons. To reinforce the concepts being taught, each lesson includes probing questions to discuss and instructions for one or more learning activities. Many lessons offer extension activities and ways to adapt the activity for individual student needs. The curriculum also includes worksheets, other handouts, and visuals to display and share. These can be photocopied from this book or printed from the accompanying CD."--Publisher's website.

Learning American Sign Language

Author: Tom L. Humphries
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
ISBN: 0205275532
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

72 dialogues are presented to demonstrate the various conversations with are presented in text form in the accompanying book.