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From a Gator Ride to the Dentist Office

From a Gator Ride to the Dentist Office

Fall 2001 Home Video
Ages: 6 & Up
Manufacturer: PC Productions
VHS Price: $28.00
From A Gator Ride to the Dentist Office is a unique video that entertains while it teaches. Peter Cook, a Deaf performer of international fame, masterfully intersperses simple stories with powerful communication instruction by combining American Sign Language with his own innovative pantomime interpretations. Young viewers will be enticed to mimic and practice Cook's close-up examples in each communication segment. Learners additionally gain a firsthand view of how a person with a disability uses his talents to make his life and the lives of others more positive.
Dr. Flora Joy   ©2001 Parents' Choice
Flora has been described as a “founder” in the world of storytelling. The following are a few examples of programs or events that she began: (1) Storytelling World, an international journal for which Flora has continued to serve as editor since its first issue in the 1980s. This journal is currently part of NSN’s Storytelling Magazine. (2) The Annual Storytelling Resource Awards Program, (3) The National Storytelling Youth Olympics, and (4) The Master’s Degree Program in Storytelling at ETSU (where she taught for 41 years and is currently a Professor Emeritus). She has won many prestigious awards, including NSN’s Lifetime Achievement Award.

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