A Way to Improve Understanding
Harriet Kaplan, Scott J.
“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 notonly 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 ofthese 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.
Harriet Kaplan is a former professor in the Department of Hearing, Speech, and Language Sciences at Gallaudet University.
Scott J. Bally is a former professor in the Department of Hearing, Speech, and Language Sciences at Gallaudet University.
Carol Garretson was an assistant professor in the Department of Communication Arts at Gallaudet University.
Print Edition: ISBN 978-0-930323-32-5, 8½ x 11 paperback, 160 pages, 61 exercises
E-Book: ISBN 978-1-56368-180-6
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