Lip Reading

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Subject: Lip Reading

Lip Reading:

    Lip-reading is an important part of the education of the deaf. It involves understanding the sounds spoken, the sounds that are strung into words, and strings of words which become sentences. Basically, it is just watching lip movement and knowing what each sound looks like. Rather than hearing, you are reading a person's mouth. Also important to communication are the nonverbal aspects of the message, which include facial expressions, hand movements, and eye contact. In the 17th and 18th Century lip-reading consisted of crude, basic methods in order to communicate. It has evolved much from these early times,but still isn't perfect.

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