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Reviews the dedication which motivated the author to the educational cause of deaf people. While all Gallaudetians will certainly wish to read this early account of their alma mater, anyone with an interest in any phase or level of education of the deaf will find this book informative and a genuine source of inspiration. Edward L. Scouten National Technical Institute for the Deaf Rochester, NY 14623 Fitness for the Handicapped: An Instructional Approach , James V. Sullivan, 194 pp., hardcover, Charles C. Thomas, 2600 South First Street, Springfield, IL 62717, 1984. In his book, Fitness for the Handicapped: An Instructional Approach, James Sullivan reiterates that fitness is as beneficial for handicapped individuals as it is for the general population. With the support of Public Law 94-142, the author proposes a program of fitness for special populations . A major emphasis is on the notion that fitness is crucial for everyday living, and an adequate level of fitness is necessary for a handicapped person to achieve independence or semiindependence . Mr. Sullivan provides practical and useful guidelines for establishing fitness goals and objectives , as well as how to plan, organize, execute , and evaluate them. Topics such as assessment , behavioral objectives, instruction, facilities, and adapted fitness programs are discussed . Helpful appendices include sample exercise prescription forms, sample fitness contracts, sample rehabilitation forms, and a list of fitness activities. A comprehensive bibliography follows . Jane Ellen Watts Maryland School for the Deaf Columbia Campus Columbia, MD 21044 Hearing Aid Dispensing Practice Planning-StartingOperating , Herbert F. McCollom, Jr., and Joel M. Mynders, 193 pp., paperback, The Interstate Printers and Publishers, Danville, IL 1984. As the title indicates, there are three major sections to this book: How to plan a hearing aid dispensing practice, how to start it, and how to operate it. This is a most enjoyable book written with a very practical approach. You do not need to agree with every specific aspect to enjoy reading it. The authors are to be complimented for their concise, direct presentation. There is one attempt to show similarities and differences between two types of practices; however , there really is very little difference in the opinions presented by the two authors. If one is planning a dispensing practice, this book would be most valuable. In fact, it may be very valuable to both the person who simply wants to know about dispensing as well as the person already dispensing hearing aids. Darrell E. Rose Mayo Clinic Rochester, MN 55905 The Comprehensive Signed English Dictionary, Harry Bornstein, Karen Saulnier, Lillian B. Hamilton (Eds.), 456 pp., hardback, Gallaudet College Press, Kendall Green, Washington DC 20002, 1983. This updated and revised version of The Signed English Dictionary: For Preschool and Elementary Levels contains more than 3,100 sign words and 14 grammatical markers designed to meet the typical needs of deaf students from preschool through adolescence. Set in dictionary format (alphabetically), the sign pictures are clearly drawn in black with the direction and motion of the sign shown in red arrows. Dotted black lines indicate initial hand formation and placement; solid black lines show final hand formation and placement. A concisely written "how to" explanation also accompanies each sign. The expanded format includes common sign synonyms, multiple meanings [train (noun) vs. train (verb)] and sign idioms for English double verbs and phrases like line up or give up. There are separate additional sections on: name signs, numbers, the manual alphabet, contractions, and compound words as well as a brief introduction to Signed English. This dictionary should be a welcome addition as a home and classroom reference tool. Deborah P. Clark Assistant Principal Maryland School for the Deaf Frederick, MD 21701 260 A. A.D. I October 1985 ...


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