Social Sciences Innovations Corp (SSIC) is a for-profit company started by researchers at (NDRI). SSIC’s purpose is to develop commercially viable products resulting from NDRI’s cutting edge research in prevention and treatment of substance abuse, HIV, HCV and other conditions among hard-to-reach populations, including deaf persons who use American Sign Language (ASL).
The Deaf Depression Screener (DDS) is a web-based, self-administered and self-scoring, depression screener in American Sign Language. The DDS meets the needs of the deaf population, who are at high risk for depression yet are unable to be screened effectively due to linguistic and cultural barriers.
SSIC has developed an innovative and culturally competent way to educate deaf high school students about brain anatomy through the study of addiction.
This high school science curriculum explains the neurophysiologic basis of addiction in American Sign Language, English Captions and voiceover. (Grades 9-12)
To see Demo click link: http://www.ssicproducts.com/deaf.cfm
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