noun Date: 1883 advocacy or use of the oral method of teaching the deaf • oralist noun

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  • Oralism — is the education of deaf students through spoken language by using lip reading, speech, and mimicking the mouth shapes and breathing patterns of speech[1] instead of using sign language within the classroom. Oralism came into popular use in the… …   Wikipedia

  • oralism — [ôr′əl iz΄əm] n. the theory or practice of teaching deaf people to communicate primarily or exclusively through lip reading and speaking rather than signing oralist adj., n …   English World dictionary

  • oralism — /awr euh liz euhm, ohr /, n. the theory, practice, or advocacy of education for the deaf chiefly or exclusively through lipreading, training in speech production, and training of residual hearing. Cf. manualism. [1880 85; ORAL + ISM] * * * …   Universalium

  • oralism — noun A philosophy of education for the deaf, opposed to manualism, that uses spoken language consisting of lipreading, speech, the process of watching mouth movements, and mastering breathing techniques …   Wiktionary

  • oralism — oral·ism ōr ə .liz əm, ȯr , är n advocacy or use of the oral method of teaching the deaf …   Medical dictionary

  • oralism — noun the system of teaching profoundly deaf people to communicate by the use of speech and lip reading rather than sign language. Derivatives oralist adjective &noun …   English new terms dictionary

  • oralism — oral·ism …   English syllables

  • oralism — ˈōrəˌlizəm, ˈȯr , ˈär noun ( s) : advocacy or use of the oral method of teaching the deaf …   Useful english dictionary

  • Manualism and oralism — are two opposing philosophies regarding the education of the deaf. Manualism is the education of deaf students using sign language and oralism is the education of deaf students using spoken language. Since the beginning of formal deaf education… …   Wikipedia

  • History of deaf education in the United States — Before the 1860s and before the American Civil War, manual language was very popular among the deaf community and also supported by the hearing community.[1] The hearing community viewed deafness as “[isolating] the individual from the Christian… …   Wikipedia

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