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DeafDigest Blue – July 11, 2010

DeafDigest Blue - July 11, 2010

Blue Edition              Barry Strassler, Editor
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Last week's ASL Videos:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/ttymachines/
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This week's ASL Videos:
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and local litigations involving defective medicines and medical
devices.  Our law firm is expanding its litigation against Advanced
Bionics related to defective cochlear implants implanted in young
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Some of the firm's clients have suffered multiple implant surgeries
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second defective implant that later failed.

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The DeafDigest is divided into Blue and Gold sections, both
ranked equal in contents, features and ads. This is the
Blue section.

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- Hot Newspaper stories during the week:

Win-win deaf hiring for a New York company
http://deafdigest.com/darraghworland/


a story of a deaf fortune teller of years way back
http://deafdigest.com/silviapettem/


-  NAD Conference hot news

* From an observer:
>From what I see, the conference appeared to be well organized. 
The hotel was prepared with signage everywhere and patrons were 
comfortable. What hit me at this conference is the number of 
young people participating, which is unheard of at previous 
conferences. Looks like NAD has attracted a new generation


* Gallaudet won the College Bowl by a whisker over
NTID, helped by a double-points gamble. It was to
be Gallaudet's fourth consecutive win.

* The hotel charges $13.00 per day for internet use,
forcing the conventioneers to go to Starbucks, which
does not charge a penny.

* All three CEO candidates met with the convention
crowd and all three made good impressions.

* Rachel Mazique is the Miss Deaf America winner; she is
from Illinois
 
* from another observer:
Most of my business at NAD was on advocacy and state commissions 
for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. 
 
* from another observer:
This conference did not have a daily newspaper like past NAD 
conferences did

* from another observer:
Estimated attendance was announced at 1800 but that was on 
Thursday.  Did more come on Friday and today, I don't know?

* Deaf Lawyers' Convention at NAD Conference? Possibly
pretty much like it - deaf attorneys  Bob Mather, Claudia Gordon, 
Jeff Rosen, Howard Rosenblum, Josh Mendelsohn, Michael Stein, 
Sheila Mentkowski and Suzy Rosen Singleton were part of a panel
at one of these sessions - discussions on civil rights somehow
steered towards our captioning rights

* As this edition is being distributed, announcement of the new
NAD CEO has not yet been made.


- Very Hot News

The world's most famous inventor, Thomas A. Edison,
a deaf man, may be honored with a statue at the
National Statuary Hall Collection in Washington, DC.

It is up to the National Statuary Collection Study Committee
which may or may not accept the vote from residents of
Ohio. And then there is always the matter of fund
raising to have the actual statue erected on the grounds.

Another deaf man was considered, but did not make the
final cut - baseball's Dummy Hoy



- Sunday July 4th

Fed up, the FCC has issued another angry warning at the
media companies who continue to drag their feet with
respect to full captioning of emergency announcements.

This is not the first time and it is not going to be
the last time.


- Monday July 5th

A couple that became deaf after being exposed to the
loud rock music at a 2003 Boston performance will be
awarded just $40,000. The amount was what the
Appeals Court have awarded. The couple's argument
was that they were seated closer to the stage by
the event ushers, against their wishes. It held
a little sway with the Appeals court.



- Tuesday July 6th

A concern has been raised among interpreters regarding
the NAD-RID National Interpreter Certification (NIC
exam.

They are saying it is uncharted waters for them and they
do not know how to go about it.


- Wednesday July 7th

Yet another hospital has been hauled to the court for
not providing a deaf couple with an interpreter during
child birth.

The offending hospital is the Inova Fairfax Hospital
in Virginia. The baby, after birth, needed a life-saving
operation.  Without a full interpreting service, and with
inadequate handwritten notes, the couple was not made fully
aware of what was going on.

The hospital is denying they were not in compliance with the
ADA regulations.


(Thursday-Saturday Hot Deaf News will be in the Gold edition)

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Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

Is it possible to revise a policy that was enacted way back
in 1880, the infamous Milan Convention that declared
sign language a no-no in classrooms for the deaf?

This is that the NAD is trying to do, in a letter sent to the
21st International Congress on the Education of the Deaf,
asking that sign language be officially recognized.

Will the ICED people honor our request? Very much doubt it, but 
they know that the right to sign or not to sign belongs to the
deaf people, and not with these ICED educators!

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DISAGREEMENT WITH A SCHOOL DISTRICT
   Many parents of deaf children have disagreements
with the school district.
   An example would be that the parents want to send the
deaf child to a residential school but the district
wants the deaf child to go to a mainstreamed program.
   If you live in Virginia, you may be lucky. The
state Department of Education has mediation services.
   The parent and the district can go to mediation
and hopefully solve this disagreement issue.
   Does your home state have it? Maybe you may need
to find out.


- for ASL News version, please click on the arrow at:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/mediation/

(for your convenience, video links are posted on top
of each DeafDigest edition)

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WHAT IS AN EX-ORALIST?

is it a person that graduated from oral school but finally learned
ASL at Gallaudet or NTID?

or

is it a person that always hid his signs at the oral school 
that he graduated from? 

You decide!


- for ASL News version, please click on the arrow at:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/ex-oralist/

(for your convenience, video links are posted on top
of each DeafDigest edition)

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DiiT provides up-to-the-minute technical training in an all sign 
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GALLAUDET ALMOST FOUGHT IN WORLD WAR I
   There was a posting on one of these web sites
which said that Gallaudet almost fought in World
War I, but didn't.
   Gallaudet was the name of a aircraft fighter.
The actual name was Gallaudet DB-1, and several
prototypes of that model was tested.
   Because of engineering and technical issues,
this Gallaudet aircraft fighter never made
it to World War I.

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A DEAF DOG GROOMER IN CALIFORNIA
   When times are tough in the job market, many people give
thoughts to starting a business for themselves.
   One of them is Taryn Ensele. She has opened her own
mobile dog grooming business in Napa, California.
   DeafDigest hopes she will become a success in the
dog grooming field. After all, every dog needs grooming!


TO BE OR NOT TO BE TRAPPED
   When a hearing person loses his hearing, he has two
choices - deal with it and move on, or to do nothing
about it, except to express negative thoughts.
   Here is one negative comment:

I am a deaf person trapped in a hearing person's body

   It is sad to hear of such an attitude.


WHAT WE DO NOT KNOW WOULD NOT HURT US
   We have heard of this phrase - that what we do not know
would not hurt us.
   Well, because of bad economy, many stores are cutting
down on costs in order to stay alive.
   In the example of the Dollar Tree chain, music in all of
its stores have been stopped. Hearing customers may be
made immediately aware of no music, but we, the deaf, continue
to shop, fully unaware of this fact!
   Stores save money by not paying fees to the music licensing
companies (Muzak, Trusonic or Sirius) to play their music.



WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

being asked by a hearing person:

is the deaf person capable of working at a job?



if you have these "hate" or "horror" stories, please
mailto:barry@deafdigest.com



THE WORLD CUP AND THE SOUTH AFRICAN DEAF COMMUNITY
   The World Cup is nearing the end, and DeafDigest
cannot help but wonder about the deaf in South Africa.
   Is there such a thing as a South African Deaf
Community? The reason for asking is the recent
newspaper comment which said:

The Deaf community is one of the most marginalized groups in
South Africa

   To be marginalized means for the deaf to be isolated from the
regular South African society or even to be isolated from other
small deaf groups.
   DeafDigest editor remembers bumping into a group of
South African athletes during one Deaflympics. They did not sign
and would not understand these simple body language gestures!
   This is sad.



COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR - continuing series

People often comment to me that there are no letters designated on
the steno keyboard.  They wonder how we know what the keys are.  In
fact, some people think the steno keyboard looks more like a piano
keyboard than a traditional computer keyboard.

When students are learning steno theory, they must memorize where the
keys are.  Then they must memorize what combinations of letters to
use to make other letters. 

For example, to write the sound of an initial "N" as in the word
"nap," the steno student must learn that N is written using the
index, middle, and ring finger of the left hand on the top bank of
steno keys.  It just so happens that the keys associated with that
stroke are T, P, and H.

When a steno writer sees "TPH," they will begin to see the letter
"N."

Since all initial consonants are written with the left hand, all
consonant sounds at the beginning of words must be written using
different combinations of the letters STKPWHR.  These seven letters
must be used together in different ways to make all the consonant
sounds that we use to start words in English.

Having the letters printed on the tops of those keys really would not
help a steno writer remember all the different ways these letters are
mixed together to make other letters.  

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I THOUGHT THE DEAF COULD.......

read Braille


Braille is for some blind people, as well as for the Deaf-Blind



when a hearing person never meets a deaf person in his life
his knowledge of the deaf are often wrong

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Weitz & Luxenberg P.C., a leading plaintiffs' litigation law firm, is 
expanding litigation against Advanced Bionics related to defective
cochlear implants. If you believe that you may have received an
"Important Notification" letter from Advanced Bionics about your
HiRes90k or Clarion II cochlear implant in either 2004 or 2006, we urge
you to contact us to receive important legal information - even if you
CI is working. Many of our clients' cochlear implants stopped working
prematurely as described in the letter. We have a Deaf attorney and VP
available.

To find out more, please click here and follow instructions
on the screen or go to:
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Hot DeafNews boring, but important!

The University of Havana (Cuba) has conferred degrees in Sign
Language to a group of graduates from Latin America. Eleven of
them were Cubans.

Said Alejandro Marzo, the president of Cuba's NAD:

They recognize the work of professionals in order to strengthen and
preserve sign language

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The Deaf and the Law:

The Americans with Disabilities Act requires most facilities with 50 
seats or more to provide assistive listening devices.

Except from this law are places of worship.

This is the reason why there are so many postings in deaf yahoogroups
begging for volunteers to interpret at services!

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The Captioning Blunder of the Week:

the famous football player Dick Bunt Kist (Butkus) is here

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News of the Week - Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

   An irony took place at the NAD Conference at Norfolk, VA.
The Conference was a success with over 2,000 registrants; the
exhibit area was loaded with exhibitors; the program book was
thick with listed events and workshops, etc; the hotel staff went
out of their way to make their facilities accessible to the deaf -
sign language staff, TTY installations, captions in TV sets, etc.
And the Norfolk newspaper estimated a $19.2 million impact on the
local economy generated by the Conference (or $1,000 per visitor).
   Just one thing went wrong - and it is embarrassing - the giant-screen
TV set in the hotel hospitality room was not captioned! The hotel
engineers struggled to get captioning - but TV set was manufactured
before the law on built-in decoder chip kicked in. No one bothered
to tell the hotel staff that all they needed was a good, old fashioned
decoder box!
   Not even the struggling hotel engineers would listen when the
DEAFDIGEST editor told them they needed a decoder box.

(editor's note: the decoder has since then have become obsolete)

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News of the Week - Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

   Is Bill Gates speaking from both sides of his
mouth?
   On one side, he brags about Microsoft's sensitivity
to the needs of the disabled, the deaf included.
   And on the other side, he is saying that in the
future it will be common for computers to be operated
by voice.

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

The Office for the Disabled, the Public Health Dept and 
Office of Emergency Management of Mercer County (NJ)
have been working together in emergency planning for
the disabled - but the deaf is not included among
the disabled!

No one there seems to know the best way to keep the
deaf advised on these emergency procedures. Said
an exasperated official:

Whenever I get to work on these areas, other agencies
keep getting referring us back to my own office, and we
have no suggestions.


It is sort of the dog chasing his own tail and
getting nowhere


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A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

Your boss comes to your office and asks something

you thought the boss said:
do you have a striker?

Of course you are puzzled, and not making sense out
of the question.

You then realize the boss was asking:

do you have a shredder?




if you have lipreading tales, please share these with
mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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DeafBook of the Week

Reading Between the Signs

Anna Mindess

Intercultural Press

2006

focuses on intercultural community for
sign language interpretation



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some books are out of print. Some books are old;
some books are recent.

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position opening 
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Deaf Adult Services, Inc
Buffalo, NY

Qualifications: BA/BS in Business/Non-Profit Administration or Human
Services or equivalent with a minimum of five years management
experience required or Masters Degree in Business/Non Profit
Administration with a minimum of three years management experience.

Proven experience with fundraising, grant writing, marketing, budget
and financial management strongly desired. Thorough knowledge of
Deaf, Hard of Hearing and Hearing cultures required as well as Sign
Language proficiency. Strong people skills, diplomacy and public
speaking abilities are necessary.

DAS encourages qualified applicants with Deaf culture and ASL
experience to apply. Buffalo, NY/Western NY offers a vibrant Deaf
community with affordable living, access to arts and culture,
sporting venues, lakefront activities and continuing education
opportunities. Salary: $45-60K DOE/E and excellent benefits package.

Relocation funds may be available dependent on candidate selection.
Deaf Adult Services, Inc. of Buffalo, NY is an Equal Opportunity
Employer.

Application, ASL v-log and full job description can be downloaded at
http://www.wnydas.org 

Please send cover letter and resume with completed
application to: 
Deaf Adult Services, Inc. 
Attn: Executive Director
Search Committee,  
2495 Main St. Suite 446, 
Buffalo, NY 14214 

or e-mail to mailto:EDSEARCH@wnydas.org by Monday, August 16, 2010

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Job openings
sComm
Kansas City, Missouri

~~ JOB OPENINGS AT SCOMM, KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI ~~

sComm, a growing company who develops, manufactures and distributes 
UbiDuo, the face-to-face communicator, has the following job 
opportunities:
 
(1)        Sales Representative
We are seeking an outgoing and energetic candidate with sales experience 
and proven track record and an understanding of the sales process. The 
candidate should be familiar and current on availability of technology 
products and services in the deaf/hard of hearing/assistive technology 
markets.

(2)        Product Managers
We are seeking candidates with administrative, marketing and management 
experiences, proven track record in managing projects, sales and 
distribution of services or products, customer support, troubleshooting 
and fulfillment, delegating, coordinating, and supervising a team of deaf 
and hearing members.

More details on both job opportunities is available at 
www.scomm.com/content/job_openings 

Please submit resume, cover letter and references to:
sComm
6238 Hadley Street
Raytown, Missouri 64311

Email: mailto:jobs@scomm.com 
http://www.scomm.com 

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position opening
Longmeadow Campus Director
Willie Ross School for the Deaf
Longmeadow, MA

The Willie Ross School for the Deaf is seeking an experienced 
Administrator to lead its Longmeadow Campus programs located in 
Longmeadow, MA. The Longmeadow Campus serves deaf and hard-of-hearing 
students ages 3-22 years of age.

Willie Ross School for the Deaf is one of the most uniquely structured 
schools for the deaf and hard-of-hearing students in the United States. 

WRSD constantly strives to achieve an instructional environment which will 
meet the needs of all our students as they develop. WRSD.s educational 
model offers an array of instructional environments to our students. 

WRSD's approach, which recognizes the value of many different methods, is 
intended to provide our students with an appropriate and contemporary 
instructional model, communication methodology, and additional related 
services.
 
This position is a 12 month Administrative position. Duties will include 
oversight of Faculty and the Transition: School-to-Work program and 
related staff needs. Responsibilities also include development of I.E.P.'s 
supervision of direct care staff, and facilities oversight. 

Search reopened - position available upon hire. 

Qualifications:
- MA Licensure - Teacher of the Deaf
- Fluency in Sign Language
- Comfortable using Simcom Approach

Competitive Benefits:
- Health Insurance
- 403(b) Retirement Plan
- Short-term Disability
- Life Insurance
- Cafeteria Plan that offers pretax savings on health insurance 
premiums, health costs and dependent care

Also available for those who wish to augment their benefits:
- Supplemental life insurance
- Disability insurance
- Accident insurance
- 100% voluntary dental plan

If interested in applying for the position:

Please send resume to Veronica Miller, Coordinator of Student & 
Administrative Services ( mailto:vmiller@willierossschool.org ) 

or mail to:

Veronica Miller
Willie Ross School for the Deaf
32 Norway Street, 
Longmeadow, MA 01106. 

No phone calls please. 

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Position Available
Teacher of the Deaf
Indiana School for the Deaf
Indianapolis, IN

The Indiana School for the Deaf is seeking qualified candidates to 
interview for a teacher of the deaf position for the 2010-2011 school 
year.  Available position is: High School - English 

The Indiana School for the Deaf (ISD) is a co-educational, residential 
school, founded in 1843, which serves a student population of 350+ 
students with more the 50% living in the residential halls.  ISD is 
nationally recognized for its on-going commitment to bilingual/bicultural 
education for Deaf students.

ISD seeks Teaching candidates who possess the following 
qualifications/qualities:

- Indiana (or equivalent) Teacher's License
- Certification in subject area (English- High School)

- The possibility of a secondary licensure in a World Language 
preferred, but not required

- Commitment to bilingual/bicultural education

- Ability to deliver curriculum utilizing a variety of teaching 
methods

- Individuals who love working with children/adolescents/young 
adults

- 3.0 or above score on the American Sign Language Proficiency 
Interview (Arrangements can be made for candidates to take the test at 
ISD.)

- Knowledge of child development and successful educational 
techniques

- Excellent communication and human-relations skills
- Individuals who excel in both leadership and teamwork roles

Applicants must submit an Indiana State Application via the Indiana State 
Personnel website at http://www.in.gov/spd    
Use the "Employment Opportunity"  link - Posting # 568909

This position will be posted from:  7/2/10-7/18/10

If you have any questions please contact Missy Betzold in our Human 
Resources Department via telephone (317/920-6218 v/tty) or E-Mail:  
mailto:mbetzold@isd.k12.in.us

Mission Statement - The Indiana School for the Deaf Community promotes 
academic and social excellence for Deaf and Hard of Hearing students 
through a Bilingual/Bicultural environment.  

AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

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position opening
Deputy to the President & Associate Provost
  for Diversity, Faculty/Staff Recruitment &
  Training and Inclusion
Gallaudet University
Washington, DC

Gallaudet University, the world leader in liberal education and career 
development for deaf and hard of hearing undergraduate students and 
outstanding graduate programs for deaf, hard of hearing, and hearing 
students, is recruiting for Deputy to the President and Associate Provost 
for Diversity, Faculty/Staff Recruitment and Training and Inclusion.  As 
the Chief Diversity Officer, incumbent will be responsible for leadership 
to foster and advance a strategic and integrated approach to diversity in 
all aspects of university life; will be responsible for overall planning, 
budgeting, organizing, and coordinating of diversity activities required 
for campus-wide diversity efforts; will establish and monitor guidelines 
that assists units in identifying, recruiting and retaining employees, 
both faculty and staff, to increase diversity and to ensure equity, 
inclusion and social justice; will develop policies and practices to guide 
the University toward its vision of an inclusive living and learning 
environment; will provide leadership for the development and coordination 
of diversity activities which are inclusive for the campus community; will 
provide extensive leadership to (a) promote a learning community in which 
all major programs, activities and organizational bodies involve+ 
students, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds and life experiences; 
(b) create an inclusive campus climate through focus groups and dialogues 
for persons who differ based on their race/ethnicity, religion, gender, 
abilities, language, sexual orientation, social class, economic strata and 
other human differences; establish diversity goals for each academic year; 
and will monitor and report to the University community progress made 
toward the achievement of diversity goals. 

Interested persons must meet the following requirements:  Must hold an 
earned terminal degree or minimum of a Master's degree and five years 
related experience.  Demonstrated experience in higher education or a 
learning environment.  Demonstrated skills in project management, 
organization dynamics, budget planning and collaboration.  Demonstrated 
ability to build effective cross-departmental teams with diverse 
constituencies.  Must be able to provide counsel and advice at both a 
strategic and daily operational level.  Proven work on diversity 
initiatives by working with committees, task forces and other 
organizations.  Exceptional interpersonal diplomatic skills; a team 
oriented philosophy, optimism, confidence and excitement about change.  
Proven skills dealing with the complexity of diverse cultures, backgrounds 
and perspectives at all levels within a complex organization.  Knowledge 
of and experience working with Deaf and hard of hearing individuals or 
willingness to learn. Demonstrated knowledge and skills in developing and 
implementing innovative programs to meet institutional needs.  American 
Sign Language skills or willingness to learn within a reasonable amount of 
time.

Excellent benefits package and competitive salary range.  Check our web 
site at http://www.gallaudet.edu  

To apply, send cover letter, resume and Gallaudet application to:
Gallaudet University, 
Human Resources Services, 
800 Florida Avenue, NE, 
College Hall, #106, 
Washington, DC 20002.  

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Position closes on July 15, 2010.

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(revised deadline)

position opening
classroom teacher
St Mary's School for the Deaf
Buffalo, NY

Reference #548

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS: Preference will be given to candidates 
who possess the following:

(1) Graduation from an accredited college or university with a 
master's degree in Deaf Education; AND

(2) Eligibility for NYS certification as a Teacher of the Deaf; AND
                    
(3) NYS certification in at least one other area or subject; AND

(4) Commitment to the School=s Total Communication Philosophy and the 
ability to communicate with deaf persons using sign language and finger 
spelling,  plus the ability to pass the Sign Communication Proficiency 
Interview (SCPI).

NOTE: Employees in this classification hired after 7/1/2001 will be 
required to complete the SCPI requirements pursuant to Board Policy  

The School may also require employees in this classification to complete 
successful training in behavior management programs including but not 
limited to TCI (Therapeutic Crisis Intervention) which will be provided 
by St. Mary's School for the Deaf.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:         (Illustrative only)
Plans and prepares lessons and other instructional materials following 
curriculum guidelines;

Instructs students in various subjects using Total Communication;

Confers with parents, testing specialists, and other administrators to 
develop individual educational plans for students;

Encourages students to participate in class discussions and activities;

Prepares, administers, and scores academic tests and records results;

Meets and confers with parents and with supervisor to discuss students' 
academic and behavioral attitudes and achievements;

Assists in selecting appropriate textbooks and learning materials;


Participates in curriculum development;

Maintains updated lesson plans as prescribed by the curriculum;

Intercedes in emergency situations as required;

Attends departmental and faculty meetings;

Maintains order in the classroom;

Performs other duties as assigned.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Applications may be obtained from the Human 
Resources Office.

Please submit application, resume, and all appropriate information to 
document qualifications:
Mrs. Laura Dudley, Director of Human Resources
St. Mary's School for the Deaf
2253 Main Street
Buffalo, NY  14214


APPLICATION DEADLINE:      July 30, 2010                              
    
Discussion concerning salary, benefits and working conditions do not 
constitute a commitment on the part of the school and should not be 
misconstrued as binding until a recommendation of appointment is approved 
by the Superintendent.  All benefits are subject to the respective 
collective bargaining agreements and policies of St. Mary=s School for the 
Deaf.  

AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
 
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(revised)

position opening
Speech Pathologist
St Mary's School for the Deaf
Buffalo, NY

Reference #549

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS: Preference will be given to candidates who 
possess the following:


(1) Graduation from an accredited college or university with a 
master's degree; AND

(2) NYS certification for speech pathologist; AND
                    
(3) Eligibility for NYS certification as a Teacher of the Deaf; AND

(4) Commitment to the School's Total Communication Philosophy and the 
ability to communicate with deaf persons using sign language and finger 
spelling,  plus the ability to pass the Sign Communication Proficiency 
Interview (SCPI).

NOTE: Employees in this classification hired after 7/1/2001 will be 
required to complete the SCPI requirements pursuant to Board Policy.  The 
School may also require employees in this classification to complete 
successful training in behavior management programs including but not 
limited to TCI (Therapeutic Crisis Intervention) which will be provided by 
St. Mary's School for the Deaf.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:        (Illustrative only)
Plans and prepares for therapy sessions following IEP goals and curriculum 
guidelines;

Instructs students using Total Communication;

Confers with teachers, parents, testing specialists, and other 
administrators to develop individual educational plans for students;

Encourages students to participate in group discussions and activities;

Prepares, administers, and scores evaluations and records results;

Maintains documentation of therapeutic progress following IEP benchmarks; 

Meets and confers with parents and with supervisor to discuss students= 
academic and behavioral attitudes and achievements;

Assists in selecting appropriate learning materials, therapeutic materials 
and evaluation instruments;

Participates in curriculum development;

Maintains updated lesson plans as prescribed by the curriculum and 
therapeutic IEP goals;

Intercedes in emergency situations as required;

Attends departmental and faculty meetings;

Performs other duties as assigned.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Applications may be obtained from the Human 
Resources Office.

Please submit application, resume, and all appropriate information to 
document qualifications to:

Mrs. Laura Dudley, Director of Human Resources
St. Mary's School for the Deaf
2253 Main Street
Buffalo, NY  14214


APPLICATION DEADLINE:      July 30, 2010                              
    
Discussion concerning salary, benefits and working conditions do not 
constitute a commitment on the part of the school and should not be 
misconstrued as binding until a recommendation of appointment is approved 
by the Superintendent.  All benefits are subject to the respective 
collective bargaining agreements and policies of St. Mary=s School for the 
Deaf.  
        
AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

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(updated July 11th)

- EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES AT GLAD !! -


- Community Advocate -- Riverside, CA

- HIV Educator - Los Angeles, CA



To learn more about the above positions at GLAD, please go
to our website:

http://www.gladinc.org

If interested for any of these positions then please submit resume
and application to:

Jeff Fetterman
Human Resources Specialist
Greater Los Angeles Agency on Deafness, Inc.
2222 Laverna Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90041

V/TDD:  (323) 550-4207
Fax #:  (323) 550-4204

E-mail: mailto:jfetterman@gladinc.org

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