Community | Group Therapy
Aural Rehabilitation Groups
Speechreading and Related Topics
The speechreading course series provides clients with a foundation for strong receptive communication. The courses focus on training the individual to watch a speaker's lips, facial expressions, body language, and gestures in order to understand the spoken message. Through speechreading techniques, the hard of hearing person learns to use visual information, linguistic and situational cues, and communication strategies.
Related topics include:
- Understanding your hearing loss and audiogram results
- Communication strategies and behaviors
- Improving communication skills at home and work
- Hearing aid care and maintenance
- Assistive technology
Resources and support groups
For individuals who have completed an initial course at Gallaudet University, an advanced speechreading course is offered, depending on a minimum number of registrants. This course covers the basic principles of speechreading and focuses on the use of an assertive approach to communication, appropriate use of strategies, and speechreading in difficult listening situations.
Classes are offered once a week for 90 minutes. Most courses are 10 weeks and provide up to a total of 15 instructional hours.
The current fee for this course is $300 per person, which includes registration, tuition, instruction, materials, and labs.
Communications strategies group members and graduate students
Communication Support Group (CSG)
CODA Language Stimulation Group
Camp SHARP is Gallaudet University’s Speech, Hearing, and Aural Rehabilitation Program for deaf and hard-of-hearing preschool-aged children. This summer camp develops speech, language and listening skills in a language-intensive, play-based, total communication* environment. Speech-language pathologists facilitate and support the development and expansion of the campers’ speech and language skills during child-centered, hands-on activities within thematic units. Skills addressed include receptive and expressive language, speech, speechreading, listening, and early literacy skills.
*Total Communication (TC): a form of communication that incorporates different modalities (i.e. oral, auditory, signed, written, visuals, etc.) to optimize language development in the most effective for the individual child.
Please look for more details about camp soon.