Family Focused Videos Bibliography

by DB-LINK on May 1, 2010
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1994-0380 Ain't Misbehavin': Strategies for Improving the Lives of Students Who Are Deaf-Blind and Present Challenging Behavior : 16 minutes --Outreach Department of Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired. Austin: (1993) This videotape offers practical strategies for proactively avoiding interactions which challenge relationships. It is valuable to families, educators, educational support staff, in-home and residential support providers, friends and community members, and anyone else who regularly interacts with a student who is deaf-blind. The crucial links between behavior and the issues of communication, control, and quality of life are examined. A copy of the script accompanies the video and is available in braille upon request. Available from: Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired, 1100 W. 45th St., Austin, TX 78756, Tel. 512-206-9240, FAX: 512-206-9452, Publisher's web site:

2000-0474 Assessing Children Who Are Deafblind --Mar, Harvey H., Ph.D.; Sall, Nancy, Ed.D. --Psychoeducational Assessment Project. New York, NY: St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. (2000) These three videotapes were developed for practitioners who are responsible for conducting psychoeducational assessments, but who may not be familiar with the unique needs of students who are deafblind. From both the professional and family perspectives, the videotapes seek to show that an individual's abilities should be assessed in the context of typical activities and routines at school, home and in the community, and that this approach is not only valid, but more useful than traditional test oriented approaches. Tape 1 (#211), "Conducting a Contextual Evaluation" (51:30), features Dr. Harvey Mar, who reviews common challenges faced by psychologists in evaluating students who are deafblind. Tape 2 (#212), " The Parent Point of View" (13:45) features parents of children who have multiple disabilities including deafblindness, voicing concerns about their experiences with the evaluation process. Tape 3 (#213), "The Role of the Psychologist" (18:17), features key points of the contextual model for evaluating students with multiple disabilities. The videotapes are accompanied by a handbook divided into three sections highlighting key concepts of each video. The ways in which the videotapes can be used for self-study and inservice training are also described. Order from: The Indiana Deafblind Services Project, Blumberg Center, Indiana State University, School of Education, Rm. 502, Terre Haute, IN 47809, PH:(800) 622-3035 , FAX (812) 237-8089, TTY: (812) 237-3022, email:

1999-0221 Deafblindness and the Intervener --HOPE Inc., Home and Family Oriented Program Essentials. Logan, UT: Utah State University. (1998) This videotape discusses the effective use of interveners with children and youth who are deafblind. Deafblindness is described, along with the impact of combined vision and hearing loss on learning and interaction with the world. Interveners are shown working with individuals who are deafblind in home, school, and community settings. Interviews are presented which give perspectives from parents, teachers, educational administrators, and interveners themselves. Closed captioned. Available from HOPE, Inc., 1856 North 1200 East, North Logan, UT 84341; phone/fax: (435) 245-2888; e-mail: Publisher's web site:

2008-0017 Early Interactions : Parent-Professional Perspectives in Early Intervention --Chen, Deborah; Klein, M. Diane. USA: Paul Brookes Publishing. (2007) This DVD is designed to prepare current and future professionals to work effectively with young children with disabilities. It shows two young children with disabilities engaged in activities at home while parents and professionals observe and interact. One is an infant with visual impairment and cerebral palsy who is guided in developmental activities by his mother and a physical therapist. The other is a toddler with visual impairment and hearing loss shown playing alone and with his parents and a sibling. Comments from professionals--an occupational therapist, a physical therapist, a speech-language pathologist, and specialists in visual impairment and deafness--are included. Closed-captioned. Cost: $89.95. Publisher's web site:

2008-0018 The First IEP : Parent Perspectives --Chen, Deborah; Cox, Annie. Baltimore: Paul. H. Brookes Publishing Co. (2005) This DVD provides a guide to professionals and parents as they help young children transition from early intervention to preschool. It answers common questions and concerns about IEPs, gives viewers an accurate picture of the process, and promotes dialogue between families and professionals. Parents share their experiences and a meeting with an early interventionist to prepare for an IEP is shown along with a simulated IEP meeting. Publisher's web site:

2010-0017 Going Places : Orientation and Mobility --Visually Impaired Preschool Services. Louisville, KY: Visually Impaired Preschool Services. (2006) This DVD is from the "Can Do!" video series. The series consists of 10 to 15 minute videos designed to teach parents of visually impaired preschoolers in a friendly and non-intimidating way. This video, "Going Places," teaches parents about orientation and mobility skills and what they can do to encourage independent and safe movement in their children. Families and children model a progression of skills from infancy through preschool age. Publisher's web site:

2003-0156 Growing Up Together : Supporting Siblings of Children who are Deaf-Blind San Francisco: California Deaf-Blind Services. (2002) This video is a taping of the October 24, 2002 California Deaf-Blind Services (CDBS) interactive satellite broadcast training by the same name. The target audience is primarily parents and school/agency personnel. A secondary audience for the training would be siblings themselves as they will enjoy hearing the similar experiences from other siblings of deaf-blind individuals. The training includes topics on adaptation and adjustment, variables affecting sibling experience and adjustment, self-reports and research, implications for parents and children in families that include children with disabilities, and additional resources available on this topic. The presenter is Cathy Groves, Ph.D., a San Francisco based clinical psychologist with over 30 years of experience as an educator and psychologist specializing in families of children with special needs. A copy of the presentation overheads is also included with the videotape. Publisher's web site:

2001-0195 Identification of Hearing & Vision Problems : A Comprehensive Overview San Francisco: California Deaf-Blind Services. (2000) This videotape from the California Deaf-Blind Services (CDBS) satellite training is a comprehensive overview of the identification of hearing and vision problems. The training content includes understanding the impact of a dual sensory loss; types of hearing and vision impairments; overview of clinical and functional assessments; family involvement in the assessment process; risk factors and risk indicators associated with sensory loss; the educational and social benefits of having current and accurate information on hearing and/or vision; and a functional approach to identification of hearing and vision problems. The three hour training was divided into three parts: 1) hearing assessment; 2) vision assessment; and 3) sensory assessment issues specifically related to deaf-blindness. For more information contact: CDBS, 5016 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94112, PH: (415) 239-8089 (voice/TTY) or (800) 822-7884 (voice/TTY). Publisher's web site:

2002-0193 Introduction to Deaf-Blindness Video --Center for Disabilities Deaf-Blind Program. Sioux Falls, SD: University of South Dakota. (2001) This is the new training video from the Center for Disabilities Deaf-Blind Program at the University of South Dakota School of Medicine. The video reviews some basic information on communication and other unique needs of children who are deaf-blind. It it designed to give families, friends, professionals, and caregivers an introduction to the world and needs of a child who is deaf-blind. Also includes a video script and information on the South Dakota Deaf-Blind program.

2010-0015 Learning About the World : Concept Development --Visually Impaired Preschool Services. Louisville, KY: Visually Impaired Preschool Services. (2006) This DVD is from the "Can Do!" video series. The series consists of 10 to 15 minute videos designed to teach parents of visually impaired preschoolers in a friendly and non-intimidating way. This video, "Learning About the World," helps parents appreciate the importance of early concept development and what they can do to help their child. Lack of vision can cause children who are visually impaired to miss much of what is going on around them, inhibiting their understanding of the world. Publisher's web site:

1999-0332 Model of Services for Children and Youth Who Are Deafblind --HOPE Inc., Home and Family Oriented Program Essentials. Logan, UT: Utah State University. (1999) This video tape describes a model of services which is appropriate for children and youth who are deafblind, birth-21, and their families. The four components of this model include: Deafblind Consultant Services, Intervener Services, Family Education and Support services, and Assistive Technology. Closed captioned. Available from HOPE, Inc., 1856 North 1200 East, North Logan, UT 84341; phone/fax: (435) 245-2888; e-mail: Publisher's web site:

2010-0018 Moving Through the World : Gross Motor Skills and Play --Visually Impaired Preschool Services. Louisville, KY: Visually Impaired Preschool Services. (2006) This DVD is from the "Can Do!" video series. The series consists of 10 to 15 minute videos designed to teach parents of visually impaired preschoolers in a friendly and non-intimidating way. This video, "Moving Through the World," discusses key gross motor skills and demonstrates simple and fun play activities that parents and teachers can use to encourage a progression of skills from infancy through preschool age. Publisher's web site:

1993-2166 Power of the Heart : Parent Involvement Story --Martha Boethel; Dale Rudin. Austin: Texas School for the Blind. (1987) This video interviews one family from Texas and how they advocated for services for their daughter and the positive and negative relationships they had with teaching staff over the years. Previous teachers are also interviewed and their perceptions of their interactions with the parents of this child. May be ordered from Texas School for the Blind, 1100 W. 45th Street, Austin, TX 78756.

2010-0019 "R" Video-Perceptualizing Aids : How, Why, and When --Nielson, Lilli, Dr. St. Gallen, Switzerland: Videcom AG fur Audio- und Video-Communikation. (2004) This DVD illustrates the use of perceptualizing aids, developed by Lilli Nielsen, that are designed to encourage the development of children with visual, physical, and intellectual disabilities. The intended audience includes parents, teacher, therapists, and others who work with children who are visually impaired and/or have multiple disabilities. The specific aids illustrated are the HOPSA-dress (hold up for standing activities); Support Bench; Essef Board, MFA-Table, and Little Room. The film describes why, how, and when these perceptualizing aids are used in practice.

2005-0252 Real Life : For a Family With a Special Needs/Deaf-Blind Child [DVD] --Minkin, Marlyn, MA, ABS. Seattle: Eugene Cruz. (2005) Marlyn Minkin, a counselor who works with families of deaf-blind children, interviewed the parents and grandmother of Sammy, a 7-year-old boy with CHARGE Syndrome, for this DVD in order to help viewers gain an understanding of what it is like for a family to have a child who is deaf-blind or has other special needs. In response to Marlyn's questions, the parents, Brian and Maria Still, describe what their lives have been like since Sammy was born. They cover issues such as how they have coped with the stress of having a child with complex medical needs, their relationships with medical professionals, difficulties getting appropriate educational services for Sammy, sibling relationships (Sammy has a 2 year old sister, Grace), the importance of family support, and interactions with the public. Sammy's grandmother, Pat, talks about how important it has been for her to be available and supportive to Brian and Maria.

2005-0161 Tactile Learning Strategies : Interacting with Children Who Have Visual Impairments and Multiple Disabilities --Chen, Deborah; Downing, June. New York: AFB Press. Project SALUTE. (2006) Strategies and everyday activities for helping children who are visually impaired and have multiple disabilities to learn through touch are demonstrated using narration, interviews, and specific detailed examples of children and their families. Topics covered include: mutual tactile attention (following a child's lead without making any demands); tactile modeling (demonstrating an action); hand-under-hand guidance (showing a child by allowing him to feel another person's hand movements); hand-over-hand guidance (physical manipulation of a child's hands); touch cues (made by touching a child to let him know what is about to happen, provide info, and encourage interaction); object cues (objects or parts of objects that provide concrete cues to help a child anticipate and participate in a familiar activity); adapted sign (modifications of manual signs so they can be perceived tactilely), coactive sign (physical guidance of the child's hands to produce a sign); and tactile sign (produce signs under a child's hands). Video is produced by Project SALUTE. Available in video or DVD format (DB-LINK has one of each). English and Spanish versions are on the same videotape. In the DVD format, English and Spanish versions are on separate DVDs that come in the same case. Cost: $79.95 for the video; $99.95 for the DVD. Available from AFB Press. Phone: 800-232-3044. Publisher's web site:

2004-0061 Touching Lives : Portraits of Deaf-Blind People --Gordon, Myles; Hajjar, Susan. Navada Productions. (2002) This video is a documentary by a deaf-blind interpreter. Susan Hajjar, grew up with three siblings who are deaf-blind and tells the story of how their influence affected her life. The video features Jamie Lard, a deaf-blind woman who advocates on behalf of deafblind people. Jamie describes her upbringing including her time as a student at Perkins School for the Blind, and now as an adult living independently. It also features, Harry Anderson, president of the American Association of Deafblind (AADB), and Ona Stewart, a deaf-blind woman with Usher syndrome who lives and works independently in a large city. Barbara Stein, who is orally trained and uses fingerspelling, is a software engineer who is unemployed at the time of the taping. She describes the difficulties she faces in gaining employment especially in a declining labor market of information technology. Describes how many people with deafblindness face isolation and loneliness. Other profiles include Chuck Ferraro, and the Tracy family.

2003-0155 Trailblazing Teachers : Perspectives of New and Experienced Education Professionals Working with Students who are Deafblind Minnesota: Minnesota Deafblind Technical Assistance Project. (2001) This video presents teachers' first impressions when learning they would have a child with deafblindness in their class. They discuss the importance of effective teaming, including families as team members, how to work together as an educational team to share ideas and find solutions. Education professionals share the positive aspects of learning about the resources available through Minnesota Deafblind Project. Advice from teachers to other teachers about what they have learned along the way is provided. Available from Minnesota Deafblind Technical Assistance Project, (800) 848-4905, FAX: (612) 706-0811 Publisher's web site:

2010-0208 Victory and Fragrance : Kai Hsin's Story --Hawai‘i Deaf-Blind Project. Honolulu: Hawai‘i Deaf-Blind Project. (2010) This DVD tells the story of Kai Hsin, a girl with CHARGE Syndrome who was born with multiple disabilities. The video is narrated by Kai Hsin's mother who describes her daughter's history of medical problems and surgeries, the educational and other special services that helped her learn and develop, and how she and her husband have cared and advocated for Kai Hsin throughout her life. Kai means "victory" and Hsin means "fragrance." Her parents hope that her life will be a victory over her disabilities and bring fragrance to the world around her. At the end of the video, Kai Hsin (now 11 years old), who communicates via sign language, tells her own story of her family, her school, her interests, and what she would like to be when she grows up. Publisher's web site:

1997-0204 You and Me - Communication : Volume Three --Teaching Research Division, Western Oregon State College. Monmouth, OR: Teaching Research. You and Me. (1997) This is the third of four videos that describe the education of a child who is deaf-blind. This video portrays Riley Ford, who is totally blind and has a profound hearing loss, and examines the concepts, skills and supports that are necessary for building an effective communication system for children who are deaf-blind. In the video, some of the techniques Riley's interpreter-tutor uses with him at school are discussed. An accompanying manual is available and stored at Teaching Research. The video and manual may be ordered from Teaching Research, Western Oregon University, 345 N. Monmouth Ave., Monmouth, OR 97361, (503) 838-8800; TTY (503) 838-8821; Fax (503) 838-8150. The cost is $15. Video may be open captioned on request.  

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