This method is a simple way of speaking, which makes it easier for people with impaired hearing to understand, even in noisy situations. The method is easy to learn and use and is basically about pronouncing every word and sentence in a precise way – without dropping word endings.
This technique is designed to supplement spoken language. First you learn where in the mouth particular sounds are formed. Then you learn to link these sounds to certain signs, to support the spoken words. With special training, you and the rest of the family can learn this method and help your child develop their speech and language skills.
Children with profound or total hearing loss often use sign language supported by auditory and visual cues. Children with profound hearing loss can often learn to use sign language and talk simultaneously. If you decide to learn sign language, the entire family should become actively involved.
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