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Bachelor of Arts (BA)


College of Education & Allied Health


Communication Disorders and Deaf Education


speech reading, lip reading, auditory training, sign, fingerspelling, communication


The purpose of this paper is not to prove or disprove a theory or theories. The reason for the decision against such a purpose is that for over a century educators of the deaf as well as the deaf themselves have discussed and tried to prove which method of teaching seems to be the best. Likewise, in the many articles which have been written on this subject there is found no definite answer to this problem. So who is there who can say that he has found the answer. The problem confronting all those interested in this problem is that for every person who says something positive about oral education of the deaf there is another person who says something negative or completely contradictory about it. And so the discussion of which methodology is best continues on.


Original copy bound in Deaf Education Theses 1968. Manuscript 13 of 14.

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