The proposed Web-based ASL HIV/STI Prevention Curriculum for deaf adolescents will enable a reduction in HIV/STI risk in a vulnerable group by adapting an evidence-based HIV prevention intervention (Focus on Youth), key components of which are communication, negotiation, and decision making skills that are also applicable to other health and mental health areas.


Please click here to view the SBIR Phase I HIV/STI Prevention Curriculum Prototype

The Brain and Addiction: A Science Curriculum in American Sign Language

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(Grades 9-12)

Through the story of "Ann", a deaf high school student, students will learn:

  • Basic information about the anatomy of the brain and its functions, with an emphasis on the Reward System.
  • The function of neurotransmitters in the normal brain and the impact of drugs of abuse.
  • The social, psychological and legal consequences of drug use and addiction are presented through Ann's experimentation with drugs, use, abuse and recovery.
  • Real life stories of initiation into drug use, consequences of addiction and the difficult process of recovery are told by three deaf individuals.

For Teachers

  • Optional student self-test questions.
  • Teacher Guide

This product is suitable for both deaf and mainstream schools as it has voiceover and English captions.

This product is sold as a CDRom.

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