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Lorena Smalley

2024 Autumn Speech Reading and Coping ClassesLevel 

Brought to you by the Canadian Hard of Hearing Association – Edmonton Branch

  • Are you a senior struggling with hearing loss?
  • Do you find yourself straining to understand conversations, even with hearing aids?

Discover the game-changing skill of Speechreading!  This autumn, join our expert-led classes at the Jerry Forbes Centre, designed specifically for seniors like you.

  • 📅 Dates: September 10, 17, 24, October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, 2024 ( 8-week program)
  • 🕰️ Time: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (Tuesday Mornings)
  • 📍Location: Jerry Forbes Centre, 12122-68st, Edmonton
  • 💸 Reduced price: $50 for 8 lessons


What to Expect:

  • Interactive lessons to improve speechreading skills
  • Comprehensive binder and handouts
  • Supportive environment to practice and build confidence
  • Coping strategies to enhance communication skills




Registration Deadline:

  • 🕒 Register by September 4, 2024, at 2:00 pm
  • Limited spots available! (Max. 12 participants)

What is Speechreading?

Speechreading is the ability to understand speech by observing visual cues such as the movement of the lips, tongue, jaw and facial expressions. Speechreading also involves observing other cues such as body language, gestures and situational clues. It is a skill that can be learned through study and practice. Coping strategies go hand in hand with this skill and its success! Students will learn new strategies and information every class!!


Qualities of a Good Speechreader

  • Patience
  • Perseverance
  • Good Vision
  • Focus
  • Good understanding of spoken language
  • Sense of Humor!
  • Positive Attitude – Willingness


Why take speechreading lessons?

Experiments confirm that speech comprehension improves considerably with combined use of amplification and speechreading e.g. A Manchester University study indicated that someone may have a score of 21% (no amplification, no speechreading); a speechreading score of 64% (no amplification); an amplification score of 64% (no speechreading); a score of 90% with both amplification and speechreading5. People with hearing loss put together what they hear with what they see.

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