A Collection of Videos About Life Experience with the Cochlear Implant
A choice placed Summer Crider at the crossroads of two worlds. This DVD is a collection of video programs about Summer Crider's life experience with the Cochlear Implant. This is a story of struggles and dreams, a story of a young girl who molded two worlds into her own...the sound and the soundless. This story shows the role that love, support and technology played in making those dreams come true for Summer Crider.
[Summer Crider; (2008) DVD: ASL; English; open captioned] DVDs not returnable once opened.
- Summer's Song: 1989; 27 minutes
Born as a hearing child in a world filled with music, Summer lost her hearing due to Spinal Meningitis at the age of three. This program was produced by Summer's mother, Linda Crider, and traces Summer's use of hearing aids, tactile aides, speech therapy, auditory training and the final decision for a cochlear implant at age 6.
- Summer's Story: Coming of Age with the Cochlear Implant: 2002; 27 minutes
A teenager's experience growing up with the Cochlear Implant. While this program uses several scenes from Summer's Song to describe her family's choice for a cochlear implant at age 6, Summer's Story portrays the challenges Summer faced as an elementary school student mainstreamed in the hearing world and her interactions with the deaf community as a high school student and graduate of the Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind.
- Excerpts from "Through Deaf Eyes": 2007; 4 minutes
Includes two segments from the 2007 PBS documentary in which Summer was featured.
- Summer's Life Update: 2008; 6 minutes
A personal statement from Summer describing her life since high school and her education at Gallaudet University.