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Technology Drive, Eden Prairie, MN 55344. 800-825-6758 (Voice). 800- 825-9187 (TTY). Fax: 952-906-1099. E-mail: mail@harriscomm.com; Web site: http://www.harriscomm.com. PRICE: $39.95 plus shipping and handling. Language: English. Abstract: Viewers are able to see and study normally private or restricted medical interpreting situations. The materials are essential for the classroom as teachers guide their students through in-depth discussions of unrehearsed and unscripted interpreted interaction, all without interfering in the dialogue or interpretation. All participants learned American Sign Language as adults. Interpreting in Medical Settings is recommended for use by working interpreters as an independent study tool to earn CEUs. VHS and handbook set: 44 minutes; closed captioned. Subject Category: Hearing. Descriptors: Sign Language. Sign Language Interpretation.


Introduction to Clinical Methods in Communication


Author(s): Paul, R. Source: Baltimore, MD: Paul H. Brookes Publishing Co. 2002. Availability: Available from Paul H. Brookes Publishing Co., P.O. Box 10624, Baltimore, MD 21285-0624. Toll-free: (800) 638-3775. International calls: (410) 337-9580. Fax: (410) 337-8539. E-mail: custserv@brookespublishing.com. Web site: www.brookespublishing.com. ISBN: 1-55766-526-5. PRICE: $39.95 plus shipping, tax, and handling. Available in soft cover. Language: English. Abstract: This collection of 11 articles is intended to introduce processes, settings, and issues regarding clinical practice to current and future speech-language pathologists (SLPs) and audiologists. Topics include: ethics, assessment, physical examination of speech, assessment of samples of communicative behavior, intervention procedures, clinical practitioners' communication skills, rules and regulations governing clinical practice, clinical environments, new technologies, and the role of families in the clinical process. The clinical methods described in the text are intended to be applicable for practice with clients of any age or disability. Subject Category: Hearing. Voice. Speech. Language. Descriptors: Speech Language Pathologists. Speech Language Pathology. Speech Language Therapy. Audiologists. Audiology. Clinical Services. Health Care Facilities. Hearing Health Care. Ethics. Assessment. Examination. Intervention. Legal Factors. Technology. Patient Care Team. Patient Care Management. Professional-Patient Relations.


Caring for Your Hearing Aid(s).

Author(s): Pindzola, K. A. Source: Voice International Publications. Hearing Health: The Resource Guide. 2002:18(2) 12-13. Availability: Available from Deafness Research Foundation. 1050 17th Street, NW, Suite 701, Washington, DC 20036. Voice: (202) 289-5850. Fax: (202) 293-1805. E-mail: info@hearinghealthmag.com. Web site: http://www.hearinghealthmag.com. PRICE: this issue $6.95. Language: English. Abstract: This article tells how to care for hearing aids and reduce hearing aid performance and failure. Subject Category: Hearing. Descriptors: Hearing Aids. Assistive Devices. Care and Maintenance. Hearing Aid Drying Systems. Active Drying Systems. Passive Drying Systems.


Providing Services for Students Who Are Hard of Hearing in

Postsecondary Education: Questions and Answers.

Author(s): Rawlinson, S., Trychin, S., Davis, C., Brennan-Dore, C., Buchkoski, D. Source: St. Paul, MN: Midwest Center for Postsecondary Outreach. 2002. Availability: Available from the Postsecondary Education Programs Network (PEPNet) consortium. 18111 Nordhoff Street, Northridge, CA 91330-8267. (818) 677-2145. Toll-free: (888) 684-4695. TTY: (818) 677- 2665. Fax: (818) 677-7693. Web site: www.pepnet.org. PRICE: Single copy free. Language: English.


Abstract: In March 2001, the Midwest Center for Postsecondary Outreach (part of the Postsecondary Program Network), held a video teleconference entitled "Services for the Hard of Hearing Student in Postsecondary Education." This document answers 33 key questions that arose from that session and provides additional technical assistance to institutions of higher learning to better understand their obligations when serving hard-of-hearing students. A videotaped copy of the teleconference can also be obtained from the PEPNet Resource Center. Subject Category: Hearing. Descriptors: Education of the Hearing Impaired. Hearing Impaired Persons. Hard of Hearing Persons. Deaf Persons. Deafness. Postsecondary Education. Sign Language Interpreters. Interpreter Training. Classroom. Education. Educational Setting. Educational Factors. Academic Factors. Accessibility. Accommodations. Disabilities. College Students. Students.


Special Education and Related Services: Communicating

Through Letter Writing.

Author(s): Rebhorn, T., Kupper, L. Source: Washington, DC: National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities (NICHCY). Availability: Available from National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities (NICHCY). P.O. Box 1492, Washington, DC 20013- 1492. October 2002. 24 p. Voice/TTY (800) 695-0285 or (202) 884-8200. E-mail: nichcy@aed.org. Website: http://www.nichcy.org. PRICE: $2 each. Order Number PA9. Language: EN. Abstract: This guide presents a general overview of eligibility for special education and related services, parents' rights and responsibilities pertaining to special education, and schools' rights and responsibilities. The authors encourage parents to communicate through letter writing and they identify times when writing a letter is useful or necessary. The term 'parent' is used throughout the guide to include foster parents, legal guardians, or any primary caregiver who is functioning as a parent. The guide includes sample letters to discuss a problem, request an initial evaluation for special education services, and request a meeting to review the IEP. Sample letters are also provided on how to request a change of placement, an independent evaluation and a due process hearing. It also covers how to write a follow-up letter and give positive feedback. 1 figure. Subject Category: Hearing. Speech. Language. Descriptors: Special Education. Parents. School Services. Communication. Writing Skills. Special Education Programs. Educational Setting. Least-Restrictive Environment. Educational Placement. Evaluation.


Exemplary Practices for Beginning Communicators:

Implications for AAC.

Author(s): Reichle, J., Beukelman, D. R., Light, J. C. Source: Baltimore, MD: Paul H. Brookes Publishing Co. 2002. Availability: Available from Paul H. Brookes Publishing Co., P.O. Box 10624, Baltimore, MD 21285-0624. Toll-free: (800) 638-3775. International calls: (410) 337-9580. Fax: (410) 337-8539. E-mail: custserv@brookespublishing.com. Web site: www.brookespublishing.com. ISBN: 1-55766-529-X. PRICE: $45 plus shipping, tax, and handling. Available in hardcover. Language: English. Abstract: This book is a collection of fourteen essays on augmentative and alternative communication (AAC), an area of study that involves the use of gestures (e.g., natural gestures, sign language) or graphics (e.g., photographs, drawings) to supplement or replace spoken communication. The writings focus on helping individuals with congenital disabilities to develop an initial repertoire of functional communication skills. Particular emphasis is given to the importance of developmentally and chronologically appropriate educational and clinical practices. The writings provide a scholarly discussion of strategies and issues to advance the AAC field in general, and to develop AAC systems in particular. Topics cover a broad range of AAC issues, including intervention strategies, partner responsiveness, establishing basic communicative functions, empowering beginning communicators, research in AAC, communicative repair, access issues, selection techniques, and comprehension skills. Subject Category: Hearing. Voice. Speech. Language. Descriptors: Augmentative Communication. Alternative Communication. Augmentative and Alternative Communication. Communication Disorders. Communication Skills. Communication Options. Communication

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