Deaf

Streaming video - 1986

The School for the Deaf at the Alabama Institute is organized around a theory of total communication i.e. the use of signs and finger spelling in conjunction with speech, hearing aids, lip reading, gestures and the written word.. The film shows sequences dealing with various aspects of this comprehensive training such as teaching students and parents to sign; speech therapy; psychological counseling; regular academic courses; vocational training; disciplinary problems; parents visits; sports and... recreational activity; training in living and working independently; and developing skills in home and money management.. "Not only does Wiseman present an empathetic picture of the disabled students and loving staff, but he makes his way into organizational meetings, the parental decision making process — all the facets of the lives of the disabled, as they find an increasing role in today’s society." – Arthur Unger, The Christian Science Monitor. "Some of the teachers are deaf themselves, and their earnest professional devotion obviously draws on reservoirs of personal experience." – Robert Coles, The New Republic

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Genres
Documentary films
Online Access
A Kanopy streaming video
Cover Image
Published
[San Francisco, California, USA] : Frederick Wiseman (Zipporah) 1986.
2018.
Language
English
Item Description
Title from title frames.
Film
In Process Record.
Physical Description
1 online resource (streaming video file) (165 minutes): digital, .flv file, sound
Playing Time
02:44:23
Format
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Access
AVAILABLE FOR USE ONLY BY IOWA CITY AND RESIDENTS OF THE CONTRACTING GOVERNMENTS OF JOHNSON COUNTY, UNIVERSITY HEIGHTS, HILLS, AND LONE TREE (IA).