Theses, Dissertations, and Capstone Projects

Year of Award

1969

Degree

Bachelor of Arts (BA)

College

College of Education & Allied Health

Department

Communication Disorders and Deaf Education

Keywords

hearing, oral, employment, curriculum, training, high school

Abstract

In the United States, there are three principal methods used by educators of deaf children. These methods are: (1) manualism (signing and/or fingerspelling), (2) oralism (speech and lipreading), and (3) the combined method. Oralism is the most difficult of the three methods to use, and it is also slower in attaining initial results. Despite its disadvantages, however, oralism has been proven successful. The main philosophy behind the oralist school is that a deaf child who fully utilizes the abilities to speak and lipread will more readily approximate the normal child than will the child who uses a manual form of communication. Although the latter child might grasp and retain language sooner, he will function in a more limited society than the former child.

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Original copy bound in Deaf Education Theses 1969. Manuscript 12 of 13.

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