ERIC Number: ED437757
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999
A Comprehensive Speechreading Training Program To Improve the Speechreading Skills of Oral Hearing-Impaired Students in Their School Environments.
This practicum was designed to improve the speech reading skills of mainstreamed elementary students with hearing impairments in their school environments. A 3-month one-on-one comprehensive speech reading program utilized analytical, synthetic, and holistic approaches, incorporated communication and language instruction with videotaping and tracking techniques, and provided opportunities for four students to practice their speech reading skills in different conditions and distances. The Craig Lipreading Inventory was used as a formal evaluation. A variety of methods, including informal classroom evaluations, daily progress monitoring, and a questionnaire, was used to assess the students' performance. Analysis of the data indicated that students' speech reading skills did improve significantly. They felt more confident in their speech reading ability and relied on it more often to receive information as compared with baseline data obtained prior to the implementation of this program. Data from students' individual journals indicate students at times complained about the monotony of the analytical approaches of studying shapes and lip movements of different English phonemes. However, the exercises enabled the students to be more conscientious of their own articulation and helped them speech read better. The report discusses goals and evaluation instruments, solution strategy, intervention results, and recommendations. Appendices include re-implementation speech reading evaluations and the questionnaire. (Contains 40 references.) (CR)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Ed.D. Practicum I Report, Nova Southeastern University.