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DeafDigest Blue – June 20, 2010

DeafDigest Blue - June 20, 2010

Blue Edition              Barry Strassler, Editor
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Last week's ASL Videos:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/wronginterpreting/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/carelesspeaking/

This week's ASL Videos:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/badmanners/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/gesturing/

(please click on the arrow to start the video)

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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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Dedication

DeafDigest dedicates this edition to Lillian Beard,
a 101-year old Texan who departed us. She was one
the RID founders and fought for the needs of
interpreters and the deaf all her life.


- Hot Newspaper stories during the week:

An amusing story involving the late Lee Brody, TTY magnate
http://deafdigest.com/bobbrody/

Hearing-aid user denied opportunity to become police officer
http://deafdigest.com/billfurman/



- Very Hot News

Mike Bello, who spearheaded The Learning Center for the Deaf,
Framingham, MA from a tiny school for the deaf to a huge
complex in the New England region, is stepping down next
month as the CEO.

Replacing him on an interim basis is a team of Judy Vreeland,
as the Interim Executive Director and Peter Bailey,
as the Interim Associate Executive Director.

Bello, however, is not leaving the field of deaf education;
he will assume the President Emeritus position and work
on special school projects, come this fall.

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Who will replace the retiring Nancy Bloch at NAD? It will
be either of the following:

- Shane H. Feldman, currently Chief Operating Officer of NAD

- Charity Reedy Hines, Director of Admissions at Gallaudet University

- Howard Rosenblum, Senior Attorney at Equip for Equality

- Darlene Goncz Zangara, CSD Senior Vice President for National 
Centers of Excellence (Human Services).

May the best candidate win!



- Sunday June 13th

To allow pharmacists to communicate with the Japanese
deaf, a pictorial book, titled "The textbook on the 
medicine in sign language" has been published. The
book shows signs for common medical and pharmaceutical
phrases.



- Monday June 14th

the deaf community in Michigan is getting the
impression that keeping Tom Izzo, as the basketball
coach at Michigan State University is more important
than the consequences of dropping the university's
Deaf Education Program! The battle goes on - sports
versus academics.



- Tuesday June 15th

Maybe the World Cup (soccer) is the best thing that
has ever happened to Hearing Awareness. Newspapers
are constantly harping on the issue of loudness
generated by fans' zuzuvela at these soccer venues.

We have never seen noise constantly drummed up as a
major issue during the Super Bowl, the World Series,
the Olympics, and other major athletic events.
But the use of the zuzuvela has struck our public
conscience.

Not surprisingly, sales of ear plugs skyrocketed
during this World Cup play.


- Wednesday June 16th

The Scranton School in Pennsylvania graduated its
first class. Graduations at schools for the deaf
across USA is an annual event filled with joy and
excitement.

But for the Scranton School, it was special. It
was the first graduating class for the school
that is under the auspices of Western Pennsylvania
School for the Deaf (WPSD). In the past it was 
Scranton State School for the Deaf, under direction of
the state. The state transferred the program to
WPSD, and had the school renamed as Scranton School 
for Deaf & Hard of Hearing Children.


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

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Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

Despite being fined by the Department of Justice last
week, the Cochlear is seeking the Food & Drug Administration
for permission to establish a study center. This company
wishes to survey future CI candidates for possible
implants - as a way to increase their business!

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Welcome to DEAF TENNESSEAN EXPO!! ADMISSION FREE!!

Very first time in Memphis Expo!!

When: September 18, 2010 on Saturday all day (9am to 6pm).

Where: 
At Southwest Community Tennessee Community College.

We have discounted reservation hotel so PLEASE tell manager name 
"DEAF TENNESSEAN EXPO" then he will give you discounted at
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Info booth for $95.00 and hotel info is here go to 
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Please tell your friends.

If you have any questions please feel free ask Wally Hodge at 
mailto:MCTAD@comcast.net

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DEAF AND HEARING BEHAVIORS
    There are many hearing people with bad manners.
There are also many deaf people with bad manners.
    Deaf and hearing people are human beings with
faults.
    Problem is that when a stranger meets a deaf person
for the first time in his life. If that deaf person
showed bad manners, this stranger will think ALL
deaf people have bad manners!


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

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

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- Below Market Rate housing for seniors age of 55 or older
- Extensive design features for deaf & hard of hearing
- Bus stop 50 ft from complex & future Bart expansion
- Coin-Operated laundry facility
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SIGNING OR GESTURING
     You are walking on a sidewalk and you see two people
from far away. They are using their hands to communicate
with each other.
     From far away you look at them very hard to see if
they are deaf people using ASL or if they are hearing
people just gesturing a lot with their hands.
     Many hearing people speak without gestures, but
many other hearing people gesture a lot while speaking.
     Can be confusing sometimes, are they deaf or hearing!


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

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

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Workshops for Deaf Professionals Offered in ASL
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- Basic Report Writing in the Workplace -- June 21-25, 2010
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This workshop serves as an introduction to the principles, content, and 
format of basic (short, informal, informational) reports, allowing 
learners to gain confidence and skills in producing such reports.



- Advanced Web Site Development Using Dreamweaver CS4 -- June 21-25, 2010
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Adobe Acrobat 9 Professional has become an essential application in 
business, education, government, and even personal communication 
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- Microsoft Access 2007: Create a Database -- July 12-16, 2010  (date 
changed)
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Microsoft Access is a powerful computer application tool that helps you to 
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personal use. This workshop will begin with the basics and gradually work 
up to a point where you will become a proficient user in Access 2007.


- PC Introduction to Network+TM Certification -- July 26-30, 2010
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This workshop will help you prepare for the "Network+. Certification" test 
that is offered by CompTIA. This is a test that you can study for and take 
on your own after this workshop. You will be given a supplemental book and 
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DiiT provides up-to-the-minute technical training in an all sign 
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A SENATE NOMINEE IN SOUTH CAROLINA
    Alvin M Greene, not deaf, won the South Carolina Democratic
nomination for the Senate.
     He has no qualifications; he has no job; he has no money.
Yet he won the election and will be campaigning against a 
Republican nominee this fall.
     Can't happen to the deaf? It has happened to an election
for a board seat at one NAD Conference many years ago.
     That person was unknown nationally and never heard of
our national deaf leaders. He won the election and served
the NAD for one term before stepping down.
     How and why did he win the election? An unpopular leader
was up for reelection and they did not want that person to win
again. It was more of a vote against that unpopular leader
than a vote for that deaf political unknown.
     Happens everywhere in deaf and hearing elections.


A RANDOM THOMAS A. EDISON COMMENT
    From time to time there are postings on the internet
regarding the famous deaf inventor Thomas A. Edison, with
over 1,000 patents to his credit.
    Here is one random comment that DeafDigest found 
interesting?

He's almost deaf but most of his inventions,  the phonograph and 
the motion picture business,  have to do with hearing

    Silent films was the direct result of Edison's invention,
but unfortunately for us, the deaf, it evolved into talkies.

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90dB EQUALLING 40 MPH?
    At Millport, NY, a small town, not too far
from Elmira, NY, there is a sign that cautions
drivers to maintain their noise levels to 
90dB or less.
    At this same town, there is a sign that 
restricts speed to 40 miles per hour.
    Is it saying that if speeding drivers
lowered their speed to 40 mph, it will also
reduce their cars' decibel levels to 90 dB
or less?
    May need a sound engineer and an audiologist
to work things out!


GALLAUDET AND THE FULBRIGHT HONORS
    It seems that every year, or at least almost every
year, a few Gallaudet students apply for and in
these Fulbright grants.
    Fulbright is a prestigious honor. The mission
is to promote peace via international educational
exchange.
    It is not just Gallaudet; there have been
NTID students getting Fulbright grants.
    Curious about Fulbright and the deaf, a
web search was conducted and it led to
155,000 results!


A HEARING CHURCH IN ENGLAND
    St. Andrews is an Anglican church in Chorleywood, 
England. This church had issues; the clergy felt
disconnected with the parishioners. Membership
ranks was dwindling; a lot of apathy, etc.
    They decided to do something about it - and it
was establishing a mission-shaped community (MSC). 
Twelve parishioners stepped forward to volunteer
their services.
    In due time, the church grew in power, prestige
and with a stronger role in community affairs.
    The leader of the MSC group was profoundly deaf. 
She said:

I can honestly say that leading an MSC for the last eight 
months has been the hardest and most challenging thing I 
have ever done. I am not a brilliant administrator, neither 
am I a preacher. I don't think I am a worship leader or a 
kids ministry leader but I have had to do all these things.
And make difficult decisions.

    The newspaper story, however, did not mention her name!




WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

being blamed when the deaf client does not
get what he wants with a hearing person



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




COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR - continuing series

People have to be careful not to look at realtime captioners and CART
providers as if they are machines or robots of some sort. 

Occasionally a CART provider may be told to sit in a corner of a room
so that he or she won't be in the way.  Many of the speakers might
turn their backs on the CART provider as they are speaking.

What you have to remember is that if the CART provider cannot hear or
understand what is being said, he or she cannot accurately transcribe
what is being said.   It is important that the client communicate
with the CART provider about whether the CART provider should
interrupt in a situation like this.

Some people do not want the CART providers to interrupt the
proceedings.  They want CART providers to just do the best that they
can and put in parentheticals like "inaudible" or "indiscernible"
if they cannot hear or understand what is being said. 

Many CART providers will not interrupt the proceedings unless they 
have been instructed to do so in advance by the CART consumer because 
some CART consumers want the CART provider to remain an inconspicuous 
as possible.

If you are working with a CART provider and you would like
him or her to interrupt more frequently if he or she cannot hear or
understand, make sure you communicate that to the CART provider. 

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


use his ear buds and earphones with his assistive
listening system



devices with ear buds and earphones  and assistive listening
system devices are two completely different things



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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Deaf Remodeling Company serves only in Northern Virginia, DC, and
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The choice of your home remodeling contractor is one of the most
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All of our work carries one year warranty. We will be happy to
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Are you thinking of remodeling your existing bathroom? We will
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We believe in making life more comfortable through quality remodels

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Hot DeafNews boring, but important!

the Deaf (big capital D)  dog and the 
deaf dog (d without the capital)?

All dogs are born deaf; most of them, within
two weeks become hearing; the rest are
deaf dogs that become Deaf dogs. This piece
of information was posted on a doggie web site.

No such a thing as newborn screening for puppies !

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The Deaf and the Law


- location
Minnesota

- case
a deaf miner, previously employed at a different mine,
was denied employment with another mine because of
his deafness.

- result
a job discrimination lawsuit was filed; the mining company
wanted an immediate ruling; the judge said no and set a
date for a future trial in a federal court


- comment
the deaf miner was good enough to be employed in one mine
but not good enough to be employed in another mine.
Go figure!

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The Captioning Blunder of the Week:


the plane is getting some vells to tee (velocity)


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News of the Week - Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

     The much-beleaguered Microsoft is the world's richest 
corporation, so rich that the total costs of educating all 
the deaf children in USA is just pennies in their budget. 
Yet a recent commercial of Bill Gates at the NBA championship 
finals was not captioned! That from Microsoft which has
championed themselves as ultra-sensitive to the needs of 
the deaf computer users!

......

News of the Week - Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

     Happy Birthday to NTID on its 40th anniversary. NTID
director Alan Hurwitz, who has personally seen this great
collegiate institution grow by leaps and bounds over the
years, has this to say:

We just finished the ceremony in honor of Bob Frisina.  It
was very nice! Forty years ago on June 14, 1965, President
Lyndon Baines Johnson signed his name on a bill to create the
NTID.  That simple action forever changed the educational options
for deaf students, and the choice of RIT to host NTID has helped
the Rochester area become home to one of the largest deaf
populations per capita in the country.  As plans were developed
for our new CSD Student Development Center, which will begin
construction this summer, an idea "sprouted" regarding the
opportunity to create a spacious new outdoor garden area in front
of the new CSD Student Development Center.  The new garden area
will be called 'The D. Robert Frisina Quadrangle Garden at RIT'
in honor of our founding director and first vice president of RIT
for NTID, Dr. D. Robert Frisina.

(editor's note: as we all know, Hurwitz has since then moved
on to the presidency of Gallaudet University)

....

Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

    Is David Broughton, not deaf, going to be blamed
if many hearing people become deaf?
    In fact, David has been featured in the newspaper
story which is titled:

Is this the most hated man in Britain? Businessman makes a 
fortune importing vuvuzelas

......

A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?


Why is it that the hearing boss, aware of his employee's
deafness, would speak ever so slowly at the beginning?
His lips are so easy to lipread. But as time goes on,
he increases his speed to the point where he becomes
utterly unlipreadable.

Happens all the time.




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

.......

A Vocational Rehabilitation counselor's great news:


You forget to write an article for the DeafDigest on this series,
yet the editor and readers are forgiving.


......

DeafBook of the Week

Tales from a Clubroom

by Bernard Bragg and Eugene Bergman

2006

story of a fictional deaf social club

Harris Communications stocks this book; it is priced
at  $14.95 (part number B1029)
at http://referer.us/1/JrPsB3


DeafDigest editor has many deaf-related book in his
private home library. Some books are still in print;
some books are out of print. Some books are old;
some books are recent.

Happy reading !

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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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Job Announcement
Child Care Workers - Overnight and Residential
Walden School (part of The Learning Center for the Deaf)
Framingham, MA

Walden School is accepting applications and resumes for Child Care
Workers.

The awake overnight counselor is responsible first and foremost for
the safety and supervision of the children during these critical
overnight and early morning hours.  This counselor is responsible to
ensure the students remain safe and comfortable throughout the
night.  REQUIREMENTS: Human service experience preferred.  A second
language fluency in ASL or ability to demonstrate progressing ASL
skills

The Residential CCW is responsible for implementing treatment plans
and for the direct care and safety of the children residing at Walden
School.   REQUIREMENTS: Training or degree in Human Service Field,
Understanding of mental health and children's issues, 1 to 2 years in
direct child care experience.   A second language fluency in ASL.

Please submit resume, cover letter and references to:

Lynn Marshall
Personnel Administrator
The Learning Center for the Deaf
848 Central Street
Framingham, MA 01701

mailto:lynn_marshall@tlcdeaf.org
http://www.tlcdeaf.org
 
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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 15, 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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position opening
classroom teacher
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 15, 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 June 20th)

- EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES AT GLAD !! -


- Network I.T. Administrator - Los Angeles, CA

- 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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