ISRC Digital Update March 2014

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Upcoming Events

~EHDI DAY WORKSHOP
The Current State of Early Intervention and Education of Children Who are Deaf/Hard of Hearing in Illinois March 14, 2014 at 1:30 pm Marcello's Father & Son Restaurant, 645 W. North Avenue, Chicago Sponsored by CHOICES for Parents and Hearing and Vision Early Intervention Outreach
This workshop will take place immediately prior to the EHDI Day award celebration.
Presenter: Todd Williams, Principal Consultant in the area of Deaf and Hard of Hearing for the Illinois State Board of Education.
Description: Mr. Williams, from the Illinois State Board of Education, will discuss the current state of early intervention and education of infants and toddlers with a hearing loss in Illinois. Mr. Williams will talk about how all professionals can work together for the benefit of the child, how professionals can include parents in the process, transitioning the infant from early intervention into the school setting, and the picture of ideal education for children with hearing loss.
Email Karen Aguilar to RSVP [email protected] No registration required . EI credit available

~Illinois Council for Children with Behavioral Disorders upcoming events:
ILCCBD Summer Institute, July 25, 2014, Northfield Inn and Suites, Springfield.
ILCCBD Special Session on FBAs and BIPs at the Illinois Council for Exceptional Children Convention, November 8, 2014 at the Marriott Naperville
ILCCBD Winter Drive In Conference, February 6 and 7, 2015 at the Hyatt Lisle. ILCCBD is seeking proposals for the conference including proposals for a new feature at the conference, poster sessions. If you are interested in presenting, please send your name, email, title of your proposed presentation, and a fifty word summary by March 15, 2014 to Bev Johns at [email protected]

~Guide by Your Side Conference Calls Statewide calls for families with children who have a hearing loss. Professionals are welcome to join the calls too!
March 24th at 8:30pm -- Do you qualify to attend Parent Institute? Find out about this exclusive FREE IL conference for families with children who have a hearing loss held during the summer 2014.
From your home, call toll free (888) 494-4032 enter guest code: 4231446909 This conference call is organized by the Illinois Hands & Voices, Guide By Your Side program. The toll- free line is graciously made available by the IL DSCC /EHDI program. For more information please call 866.655.4588, visit us on the web at www.ilhandsandvoices.org/GBYS or email [email protected]

~ISRC Bus Trip to the Illinois School for the Deaf, Jacksonville, IL
Tuesday, April 29, 2014
No Cost
ISD Provides Lunch
To make reservations, contact Sherry Little at (217) 479-4297
or fax this form at this link to 217-479-4290 or email the information to [email protected] Please Respond by April 4, 2014
Preference will be given to families visiting ISD for the first time.

~Illinois Family Leaders Collaboration presents the 8th Annual Family Conference :
Resources & Inspiration for Adult Family Members And Caregivers of Children with Disabilities
Featuring Jennifer Rosinia What's With All This Sensory Stuff? Spalding Pastoral Center, Peoria IL Saturday, April 5, 2014

~Deaf and Hard of Hearing Self Advocacy Event Nothing Can Stop Me Now
will be held on Tuesday April 15, 2014 at:
176 West Banquets
1100 N.E. Frontage Road
Joliet, IL 60431
Phone: 815.730.1060
View Flyer

~The Institute for Parents of Preschool Children Who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing
is being held at the Illinois School for the Deaf in Jacksonville, Illinois, June 8-13, 2014. The Institute brings together families from all over the State with the purpose of teaching them about hearing and deafness. Some of the topics discussed by experts in the field of deafness include helping children learn speech and language, cochlear implants and hearing aids and discipline of a young child who is deaf and many other topics.

Children attending the Institute are seen by a vision specialist, speech-language pathologist, psychologist, teacher of the deaf, audiologist and other specialists. One of the best outcomes of the Institute is that families meet other families of young children with hearing loss and find they are not alone.

Brochures may be downloaded from the Division of Specialized Care for Children website dscc.uic.edu by clicking on “Browse Resources > Brochures and Pamphlets” or by clicking on the direct link for the brochure in English or Español

~Come Enjoy Camp Lions 2014!
Join with your peers for the camp experience without compare!
All events, all activities, & all the fun are designed around you!

To be eligible to attend Camp Lions a camper must:

  • Be between the ages of 7 to 17 years old;
  • Be independent in all personal care without assistance;
  • Be independently mobile on campgrounds;
and be a person who is:
Blind/Partially sighted: have a visual acuity of 20/70 after best correction; or be legally blind;
and/or be a person who is:
Deaf/Hard of Hearing: have an auditory loss that requires daily use of sign language, lip reading, and/or daily use of a hearing aid or cochlear implant.
Eligible youth attend Camp Lions FREE!
It is a gift to Deaf/HoH & Blind/Partially sighted youth in Illinois from the Lions, Lioness, & Leo Clubs of Illinois.
However, a $15 deposit for each camper's personal spending is required. Please make check or money order payable to Camp Lions of Illinois/LIF and enclose with application.
2014 Camp Lions Youth Schedule
  • June 22-28 - Henry Horner Campsite for Blind/Partially sighted and/or Deaf/HoH Youth
    Located at 26710 W. Nippersink Road, Ingleside, Illinois
  • July 13-19 - East Bay Campsite “Deaf Week” for Deaf/HoH Youth
    Located at 24248 Ron Smith Memorial Hwy., Hudson, Illinois
  • July 20-26 - East Bay Campsite “Vision Week” for Blind/Partially sighted Youth
    Located at 24248 Ron Smith Memorial Hwy., Hudson, Illinois
  • July 27-August 2 -- Manitowa Campsite for Blind/Partially sighted and/or Deaf/HoH Youth
    Located at 12770 N. Benton Road, Benton, Illinois
Application deadline for all Youth sessions is June 2, 2014!
Submit completed application and $15 check or money order to:
Camp Lions of Illinois / LIF
Lions of Illinois Foundation
2814 DeKalb Avenue
Sycamore, Illinois 60178-3117


¡Ven a disfrutar Camp Lions en 2014! ¡Únete a tus pares para disfrutar un campamento incomparable!
¡Todos los eventos, actividades y diversión están diseñados pensando en ti!
Para poder asistir a Camp Lions los campistas deben:
  • Tener entre 7 y 17 años;
  • Ser independientes en cuanto a su cuidado personal, sin asistencia;
  • Movilizarse independientemente dentro del campamento;
y tener:
Ceguera parcial o total: tener una agudeza visual de 20/70 con corrección; o ser legalmente ciego;
y/o ser: Sordo/Hipoacúsico: tener una pérdida de audición que requiere el uso diario de lenguaje de señas, lectura de labios y/o uso de audífono o implante coclear.
¡Los jóvenes que cumplen con los requisitos, asisten a Camp Lions GRATIS!
Es un obsequio a los jóvenes sordos/hipoacúsicos y con ceguera total o parcial de Illinois de parte de Lions, Lioness, & Leo Clubs de Illinois. Sin embargo, cada campista debe hacer un depósito de $15 para sus gastos personales. Por favor, haga un cheque u orden de pago dirigida a Camp Lions of Illinois/LIF y envíelo junto con la solicitud.
Calendario de Camp Lions para Jóvenes en 2014
  • 22-28 Junio -- Campamento Henry Horner para jóvenes con ceguera total/parcial y/o sordos/hipoacúsicos
    Ubicado en 26710 W. Nippersink Road, Ingleside, Illinois
  • 13-19 Julio -- Campamento Bay - “Semana para Sordos” para jóvenes Sordos/Hipoacúsicos
    Ubicado en 4248 Ron Smith Memorial Hwy., Hudson, Illinois
  • 20-26 Julio -- Campamento East Bay “Semana de la Visión” para jóvenes con ceguera total/parcial
    Ubicado en 24248 Ron Smith Memorial Hwy., Hudson, Illinois
  • 27 Julio - 2 Agosto -- Campamento Manitowa para jóvenes con ceguera total/parcial y/o sordos/hipoacúsicos
    Ubicado en 12770 N. Benton Road, Benton, Illinois
¡Las solicitudes para todas las sesiones deben entregarse antes del 2 de junio de 2014!
Entregue la solicitud completada y el cheque u orden de pago por $15 a:
Camp Lions of Illinois / LIF
Lions of Illinois Foundation
2814 DeKalb Avenue
Sycamore, Illinois 60178-3117

~Camp ISD Kids shouldn't have all the fun!! Parents can take advantage of this opportunity to network with other parents, learn new things and have fun!
Camp ISD will take place June 18-20, 2014 on the campus of the Illinois School for the Deaf. (THE DEADLINE TO REGISTER IS MAY 16TH, 2014.)
For more information about Camp ISD, or to register, go to www.bit.ly/ISDOutreachEvents . (Scroll down to find Camp ISD)
¡Los niños no deben ser los únicos que pueden divertirse!
Campamento ISD para PADRES de niños de Illinois que son sordos o tienen pérdida auditiva Grados 3ro a 10mo
18--20 DE JUNIO DEL 2014 (LA FECHA LíMITE PARA SOLICITAR ES EL 16 DE MAYO DEL 2014.)
Escuela para Sordos de Illinois, Jacksonville, Illinois
Por más información sobre del Campamento ISD, o para registrar: www.bit.ly/ISDOutreachEvents . (Desplazaza hacia abajo para encontrar Camp ISD)
Thank you! ¡Gracias!
ISD Calendar of Events Marcia Breese, Coordinator
Illinois School for the Deaf Outreach
877-339-2686 (Toll Free)
217-479-4328 (Fax)
[email protected]

~ The ISD Outreach Statewide August Conference 2014
This annual conference is a FREE, all-day workshop held on the campus of the Illinois School for the Deaf and is open to any professional who works with students with hearing loss. CEUs and CPDUs are provided!

This year's list of presentation topics:

  • Skill building, discourse mapping and creating a Professional Development Plan
  • Story signing
  • Mentoring tips
  • Multi-cultural perspective to working with families
  • Transition from IFSP to IEP
  • Current research on the topics of Lipreading, Working Memory and Visual Language Learning
  • ISD Outreach Update
FOR MORE INFORMATION, OR TO REGISTER, GO TO: www.bit.ly/ISDOutreachEvents

~ The Deaf Youth Center opened last year at their new home, the Yellowbox - Community Christian Church 1635 Emerson Lane, Naperville, IL - and has brought in enthusiastic Youth and Parents to the program. They will be kicking off a new season on September 19th from 5:30-8:00 p.m. They have a great staff and volunteers who are eager to work with the mission of the Deaf Youth Center. The program is centered around American Sign Language yet they also provide voice interpretation for both students and parents involved. The Deaf Youth Center meets each month on the third Thursday and the program is free. The program is open to youth, their siblings, parents, and friends (upon registering for DYC). Programming usually begins with social time followed by groups of sections including theatre, social skills, peer interaction, expressive learning, and sports/games/exercises. They also offer sign classes for parents along with social time. This too is free. For more information and to register, please contact Crystal Kelley Schwartz at [email protected]

~ Goodman Theater offers signed performances. Upcoming Performances: Get exclusive access to special reserved seating and a discount on tickets to signed performances. (To access special reserved seating-and to save $10 off full price tickets-enter the promo code SIGN for the specified tickets when purchasing online or mention the offer by calling the box office at TTY/TDD 312.443.3829.) Goodman Theatre www.GoodmanTheatre.org 312.553.7172 | 170 N. Dearborn | Chicago, IL 60601
Venus In Fur - March 19, 2014 @ 7:30pm
The White Snake - May 14, 2014 @ 7:30pm
Brigadoon - July 9, 2014 @ 7:30pm
Visit GoodmanTheatre.org/Accessibility for more info.

~ DePaul University: Merle Reskin Theater
Box Office TTY: 773.325.7975
Voice: 312.922.1999
Theater Address
60 E. Balbo Drive , Chicago, IL 60605

Upcoming Interpreted Shows:
Chicago Playworks for Families and Young Audiences
Jackie and Me (Kid's Show)
Fri, 5/2/14 10:00 AM Interpreted performance
Sun, 5/4/14 10:00 AM Interpreted performance/Ice Cream Social

2013-2014 Interpreted performances on the Fullerton Stage, in The Theatre School’s new facility
2350 N. Racine Avenue, Chicago:
The Theatre School Showcase
The Last Days of Judas Iscariot
Sun, 4/27/14 2:00 PM Interpreted performance
MFA 14, TBA
Sun, 5/25/13 2:00 PM Interpreted performance

~ DATES for IL Free Conferences for Parents of Children with Hearing Loss
North of Eighty in Rockford March 15, 2014
South of Seventy in Mt. Vernon April 26, 2014
Register here: http://www.illinoisdeaf.org/Documents/Outreach/ConferencesForParentsOfChildrenWithHearingLoss2.pdf

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Contents

  1. Upcoming Events
  2. Suggested by People You Know!
  3. 2014 ISRC DHH Behavior Support Recognitions
  4. Free Income Tax Assistance
  5. Illinois E.A.R.S. ("Events and Resources Statewide") Winter 2014 Newsletter is available
  6. National Resilience Resource Center website updated
  7. Early Hearing Detection and Intervention Day
  8. CEC Standards for Evidence-Based Practice in Special Education
  9. CI Connect 2014
  10. "Core Strategies for Supporting Children with a Dual Diagnosis of ASD and Deafness"
  11. "Understanding Deaf People in Counseling Contexts"
  12. ASL Nook - Opposite Words in ASL
  13. Emotions Matter -- The Ruler Approach
  14. In Our Library: Behavior and ASL Games

 

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Suggested by People You Know!

Sherry Ernsberger suggested a new website featuring free quarterly online bulletins covering the policy and practice of raising and educating deaf children is now live at http://raisingandeducatingdeafchildren.org. Raising and Educating Deaf Children is intended to provide timely and useful information for anyone concerned with the care and education of deaf children. In addition to quarterly eBulletins, the site provides a recommended reading list and links to useful resources. By making information freely accessible, the site is meant to provide stakeholders with the tools they need to work toward optimizing opportunities -- and futures -- for deaf children.

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Kathy M. Dmochowski asked that we bring the following to your attention:

Districts across Illinois will participate in field tests of the Common Core assessment, PARCC, this spring. As you may remember, this is the assessment Illinois will administer to all 3rd-11th graders in the spring of 2015. It will replace the ISAT for students in 3rd-8th grade. Although the state has not officially adopted PARCC- this requires changes to state law - Illinois played a key role in developing the assessment and is committed to the test. However, the new exam raises some serious issues for Illinois.

Toolkit
There is also a new communications toolkit for your use. The kit includes social media posts and two newsletter articles: The Common Core State Standards are here! But, what are learning standards? and Read all about it! How Common Core English Language Arts Standards are Different. All articles published in the Core Connection newsletter are also available for your use. You can find them in the newsletter archive.

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Diane Hudyka suggested a December 8, 2013, Chicago Tribune article, "Teen creating community to turn her grief into good: Pediatric surgeon Donald Liu's daughter creates SLAPD, a website for kids who've lost a parent."

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Marcia Breese, suggested BizGenius Camp.

Do you know a student who is deaf or hard of hearing and would like to own their own business? Gallaudet University is offering BizGenius Camp at Gallaudet University. It is the first-ever Deaf young entrepreneurship camp that is designed to encourage and challenge youth who are deaf or hard of hearing to become future entrepreneurs. The camp will be held at Gallaudet University from July 26th to August 3rd.

BizGenius Camp is for current freshmen, sophomores, and juniors interested in owning their businesses. The camp registration deadline is on April 7th, or until all spots for the program have been filled.
If you have any questions about BizGenius Camp, contact Nikki Reineck at [email protected]

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Nikki Michalak, mentioned at the most recent Behavior Team Training a Preference Assessment Form. We have linked one to our website: "PREFERENCE/ REINFORCEMENT ASSESSMENT FORM"

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Peg Singleton suggested the article "Worth Repeating: CHARGE Syndrome -- Multiple Congenital Anomalies Including Disorders of All Senses and Speech, Language, Feeding, Swallowing, and Behavior" by James W. Thelin & Lori A. Swanson available in the October 17, 2006 issue of The ASHA Leader http://www.asha.org/Publications/leader/2006/061017/f061017a.htm

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In February, the Illinois School for the Deaf Outreach Program posted on their Facebook page links to free ASL apps. In ASLTales' Rapunzel, everyone, including the Witch, lives happily ever after, though not in the way the reader might predict. Masterful American Sign Language (ASL) storytelling paired with original children's literature creates endless possibilities for ASL and English enrichment for the simply curious and the serious sign language learner. Audio recorded in English, Spanish and French.
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/asltalesfree/id760968986?mt=8
http://www.asltales.net/

eMotion Stories is a free bilingual interactive story library for deaf and hard of hearing children. With beautifully illustrated fairy tales and wonderful ASL storytelling, every family can effortlessly enjoy reading together classics such as Goldilocks and Cinderella. The app includes the Ugly Duckling with your free download.
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/emotion-stories-interactive/id731374373?mt=8
http://www.emotionstories.com/

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2014 ISRC DHH Behavior Support Recognitions

Congratulations to:
  • Individual Student -- Mary Upson, Eisenhower Coop, Nathan Hale School
  • Classroom -- Eileen Brankatelli, Sarah Hoppe, Melissa Lundt, Child's Voice School
  • Beyond the Classroom -- Corey Stewart and the PBIS Team, Illinois School for the Deaf

2014 ISRC DHH Behavior Team Recognitions

Level 4-- Attend trainings, Score 50 on Checklist, Meet monthly, Present to LEA, Review BIP to meet identified criteria, Use walk-thru form

  • Exceptional Children Have Opportunities (ECHO)
  • North Suburban Special Education Organization (NSSEO)
  • Plainfield School District 202
  • Southwest Cooperative
  • Northwestern Illinois Association (NIA)

Level 3 - Attend trainings, Score 40 on Checklist, Meet monthly, Present to LEA

  • Child's Voice School
  • Children of Peace
  • Hinsdale South High School
  • Lincoln-Way Cooperative
  • U-46 School District

Level 2 - Attend trainings, Score 30 on Checklist, Meet monthly

  • Philip J. Rock Center and School

Level 1 - Attend trainings, complete DHH Behavior Support Checklist

  • Eisenhower Cooperative
  • Joliet District 86
  • Kinzie School
  • SPEED Cooperative
  • John Powers Center

100 Hour ISRC Training Certificate

  • Jill McCue -- Northwestern Illinois Association (NIA)

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Free Income Tax Assistance

Chicago Hearing Society offers FREE tax preparation assistance annually to deaf and hard of hearing individuals through its Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program.

2014 Tax Assistance Dates are March 9, March 16 and March 23

Free Tax Help Certified volunteers work with individuals to prepare and file taxes electronically through e-file. Volunteer interpreters work with tax preparers if they are not fluent in American Sign Language. Our volunteer tax preparers have taken and passed a course required by the IRS. Chicago Hearing Society has both basic and intermediate certified level volunteers. If your tax paperwork is beyond our certification level, you will be referred to another tax site for assistance in completing your taxes. Chicago Hearing Society DOES NOT take a portion of your refund.

For more details see the Income Tax Preparation Assistance page.

Appointments are required. To schedule a 30-minute appointment, please call, email or stop by to see
Kim Eischen
Chicago Hearing Society
2001 N. Clybourn Ave., 2nd Floor
Chicago, IL 60614
(773) 904-0143 VP
email: [email protected]

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Illinois E.A.R.S. ("Events and Resources Statewide") Winter 2014 Newsletter is available

National Resilience Resource Center website updated


The National Resilience Resource Center website, http://www.nationalresilienceresource.com/, a freely accessible resource library on resilience and health realization, has recently been updated.

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Early Hearing Detection and Intervention Day

Governor Pat Quinn has declared Friday, March 14, 2014 to be "Early Hearing Detection and Intervention Day."
    Join CHOICES for Parents in honoring:
  • Pam Clohesey, MA, Deaf Mentor
  • Dr. Patricia Scherer, ICODA and MH&D
  • Gina Dalpra, Chicago Public Schools
  • Sheri Cook, MA, Gallaudet University Regional Center and Guide By Your Side's Parent Achievement Award Honoree
Program begins at 2:30 pm with reception immediately following

NEW THIS YEAR: EHDI Day Workshop
Please join us from 1:30 -- 2:30 pm for a special EHDI Day Workshop given by Todd Williams, Principal Consultant in the area of Deaf and Hard of Hearing, of the Illinois State Board of Education.

Mr. Williams will present on “The Current State of Early Intervention and Education of Children who are Deaf/Hard of Hearing in Illinois.” This workshop is co-sponsored by Hearing and Vision Early Intervention Outreach and will provide you with early intervention credit.
Marcello's Father and Son Restaurant
645 W. North Avenue, Chicago, IL 60610
Free parking on site
RSVP to Karen: 866.733.8729 or E-mail: [email protected]
Sign Language Interpreters provided
Co-Sponsored by the Illinois EHDI Program

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The Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) has released its CEC Standards for Evidence-Based Practice in Special Education, a report commissioned by the CEC Board of Directors.

For the past five years, a workgroup comprised of seven special education researchers developed, vetted, and piloted the new standards for determining evidence-based practices (EBPs) in special education. CEC's goal is that the standards will be applied to better understand the effectiveness of a range of practices for learners with disabilities.

Download the CEC Standards for Evidence-Based Practice in Special Education report.

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CI Connect 2014

Cochlear Implant Weekend
April 11-13, 2014
Illinois School for the Deaf, Jacksonville, IL
5th-8th grade students with Cochlear Implants and their parents/guardians
FREE! (Families will stay in the dorms)
Educational sessions for families! Networking!! Fun!!
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact [email protected]
217-278-3550 (V)
217-383-0095 (VP)
TO REGISTER: www.bit.ly/ISDOutreachEvents

Do you know a student with a cochlear implant (CI) in 5th-12th grade?

ISD Outreach is providing a WONDERFUL opportunity for them to learn more about their device(s), socialize with other CI students as well as participate in educational sessions and hands-on activities to help them reach their hearing potential. CI Connect weekend is geared towards students AND their parents so that they can learn TOGETHER!
Families will stay in the dorms on the ISD campus for FREE. They are responsible for their own transportation to ISD. Friday dinner, Saturday breakfast and lunch and Sunday breakfast are provided. They will be on their own for dinner Saturday night.

There will be sessions conducted by Tina Childress (ISD CI Outreach Specialist and bilateral CI recipient), ISD social work staff as well as representatives from all three cochlear implant manufacturers.
Down time and activities will be happening on Friday night as well as Saturday afternoon/evening.
There will be a unique opportunity to participate in a research study conducted by Dr. Derek Stiles of Rush University looking at Lipreading and Working Memory on Saturday afternoon/evening. Participation is OPTIONAL.
Please spread the word! Deadline to register is March 15, 2014.
Flyers about this event and the registration link are athttp://bit.ly/ISDOutreachEvents Please fill out the form for each CI student attending (if there is more than one student/family).
If you have any questions, please contact Tina Childress at [email protected] or 217/278-3550. Thanks so much!

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"Core Strategies for Supporting Children with a Dual Diagnosis of ASD and Deafness"

Presenters at ISRC Behavior Team trainings, Stacey Jones Bock, Christy Borders, & Nikki Michalak, have an article, "Core Strategies for Supporting Children with a Dual Diagnosis of ASD and Deafness," published in the December 2013 online newsletter of the Kansas Technical Assistance Network (TASN). Available Back to Top

"Understanding Deaf People in Counseling Contexts"

An article by Aimee K. Whyte, Alison L. Aubrecht, Candace A. McCullough, Jeffrey W. Lewis & Danielle Thompson-Ochoa published in the October 2013 issue of Counseling Today, A Publication of the American Counseling Association available here.

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ASL Nook - Opposite Words in ASL


Join 2 year old Ivy and Daddy in learning all the different signs for opposite words. Are you feeling cold? or Not? Are you in or out? Do you prefer to take it slow or be fast? Whatever your answer is, you can now sign them.
Published on Feb 25, 2014

ABOUT ASL NOOK
A nook full of sign. Words, pictures, and stories come to life with the magic of American Sign Language (ASL). Within our cozy nook, you will learn many new signs such as the alphabet, colors, emotions, animals, and beyond.
When two walls meet, a nook is formed. This is where two languages and two worlds meet. Welcome to AS For more exciting videos from ASL Nook, please visit our website at http://aslnook.com/

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Emotions Matter -- The Ruler Approach


Emotions drive learning, decision-making, creativity, relationships, and health. The Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence uses the power of emotions to create a more effective and compassionate society. The Center conducts research and teaches people of all ages how to develop their emotional intelligence.

http://ei.yale.edu/ruler/

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In Our Library:
Behavior and ASL Games

The ISRC Library has many games based on behavior or learning ASL, including:
  • Anger bingo for teens
  • The Anger Solution Card Game
  • Catch them being good!
  • Children's sign language playing cards
  • Classroom Behavior Game
  • Dr. Playwell's Communicating Feelings Card Game
  • Keep quiet reword game
  • Keep quiet
  • Loaded questions
  • See it and sign it
  • Sign language bingo game
  • Sign-o
  • The ungame
  • Wrong game
You can search for games in the library catalog by entering "game" as a Title search.

ISRC library items may be requested by e-mail at [email protected], by phone at 847-559-8195, or by fax at 847-559-8199. The complete list of Books with Sign Language DVDs, as well as the complete library catalogue, can be found on the Library Page of the ISRC website at www.isrc.us.

The ISRC Library Catalog is available through the traditional Catalog and free apps available for iPhone, iPad and Android. After installing the apps, set the Library Name to "ISTAC." No password needed.

**Remember our materials are free to borrow and will be mailed to you directly with return postage included. You are invited to take advantage of this extremely valuable resource. The library consists of an expanding collection of over 1200 items, including books, videotapes, audiotapes, test kits, and games related to deafness, deaf culture, sign language, audiology, mental health, behavior management, parenting, and administration. For more information or to request a specific item, please call ISRC at (847)559-8195 or (800)550-4772, e-mail us at [email protected], or visit http://www.isrc.us **

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