Dr. Marilyn Daniels - Author of 'Dancing With Words'

  Sign to Speak - Babies Can Talk
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Dr. Daniels' latest book is a practical guide for early communication through signing and fun activities. This book is perfect for teachers and parents alike who want to introduce signing in hearing children's language development. In addition to the detailed explanation for why sign is effective, it offers thoughtful activities to make sign language instruction fun. Dr. Daniels' latest book is recommended by a number of leading educators and pediatricians, including Dr. Jeanne E. Ziter who remarked "Dr. Danielsí latest book is the perfect blend of how to use signing with hearing infants to promote early communication and why." ISBN9781887120906


Sign to Speak - Toddlers At Play
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A perfect companion to "Sign to Speak - Babies Can Talk," "Toddlers At Play" is an ideal guide for those passionate about the early learning development of toddlers. The practical and fun activities are perfect for teachers and parents who want to introduce signing in hearing children's language development. Detailing how sign language can be used to improve hearing children's vocabulary, reading ability, self-esteem and self-expression, the book offers a wide array of activities to connect with toddlers. Educators and luminaries agree that Dr. Daniels' latest book helps to quickly advance communication between toddlers and parents. Elaine M. Gustafson, Associate Clinical Professor at Yale School of Nursing noted that the "book is one of the most comprehensive books I have seen on this topic.

Dancing with Words: Signing for Hearing Children's Literacy
Since the publication of Dancing with Words: Signing for Hearing Children's Literacy, it has become the classic text for students, educators and parents seeking to advance the literacy of children through the use of sign language. Marilyn Daniels offers a complete explanation of its use, a short history of sign language and its primary role within the Deaf community, an identification of the steps to reading success delineated with suggestions for incorporating sign language, plus the results of studies and the reaction of students teachers and parents. Choice highly recommends Dancing with Words and finds that it "not only constitutes an important addition to the existing literature but also opens the door for very different discussions about sign language." This book is the first to detail research that demonstrates using sign language with hearing children increases their English vocabulary, improves their reading ability, adds to their spelling proficiency, self-esteem and comfort with expressing emotions. Most importantly, it indicates that sign language promotes a comfortable environment which initiates an interest and enthusiasm for learning.

Benedictine Roots in the Development of Deaf Education, Listening with the Heart
Published by: Bergin & Garvey, 1997            Purchase from Amazon
Examining the educational instruction of the deaf individual from its Benedictine beginning to its present condition in Gallaudet University, this book traces the historical pedagogical affinity among Pedro Ponce de Leon, Juan Pablo Bonet, Charles Michael de l'Epee, Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet and Edward Miner Gallaudet.  The Executive Director of The American School for the Deaf said, "this book is one of the most important treatments of deaf education and its history to be published in my thirty-three years as an educator of the deaf."   See what others say...


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The Dance in Christianity: A History of Religious Dance through the Ages
Published by: Paulist Press 1981            Buy on Amazon!
This book traces the role of dance in Christianity from biblical times to the end of the 20th century. From earliest times ecstatic bodily movement has been closely allied to the religious impulse. Dance is a way of uniting the body and spirit in a spontaneous act of worship. The biblical base for dancing is articulated in this enlightening volume. Daniels outlines the significant place dance has held in liturgical celebrations since its emergence in the early church. Between the time King David danced around the Ark of the Covenant and 19th century Shakers danced in their pure and simple way in the United States this art form was an active presence in Christian liturgy. The Reformation and the Enlightenment inhibited the use of dance in Christian ceremonies. Gradually liturgical dance was reduced to formal gestures and postures as found in bowing the head, kneeling, forming the sign of the cross, genuflecting, and the ministrations of a priest during the celebration of the Eucharist.  


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