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.