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Speechreading: A Way To Improve Understanding
by Harriet Kaplan
contributions by Carol Garretson and Scott Bally
Gallaudet University Press, 1985
eISBN: 978-1-56368-180-6 | Paper: 978-0-930323-32-5
Library of Congress Classification HV2487.K37 1987
Dewey Decimal Classification 371.9127

"This book is a must for your office, for your clients, and for all public libraries."


"Unlike other consumer-oriented books on speechreading, this one not only focuses on practice exercises, but it also informs about the speechreading process and strategies to compensate for hearing loss . . . . This book could best be used by the professional as a client workbook to answer questions for hearing-impaired adults. It could also be beneficial to the hearing-impaired individual and his family members who are unable to enroll in therapy."

--Ear and Hearing

Speechreading: A Way to Improve Understanding discusses the nature and process of speechreading, its benefits, and its limitations. This useful book clarifies commonly-held misconceptions about speechreading. The beginning chapters address difficult communication situations and problems related to the speaker, the speechreader, and the environment. It then offers strategies to manage them.

Speechreading provides practical exercises illustrating the use of these communication strategies in actual situations. It is an excellent book for late-deafened adults, families and friends, parents of children with hearing loss, and professionals and students.

The three authors are all members of the Gallaudet University faculty--Harriet Kaplan is Associate Professor and Scott J. Bally is Assistant Professor in the Department of Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology, and Carol Garretson is former Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication Arts.

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