• 1. Watch the speaker carefully so that you can see his/her total expression because it will give you clues to what the speaker is saying. Don’t concentrate on the speaker’s lips only.
  • 2. Check the seating arrangement in the room, and then seat yourself in a seat across from the speaker so that you can see his/her face. Be sure that you are both in good light. This means that the light will fall on the speakers face, not in your eyes.
  • 3. Determine as soon as possible the topic of conversation, even if you have to ask someone what the topic is.
  • 4. Look for ideas of concepts rather than isolated words.
  • 5. Relax! Do not strain to see or hear. A combinatio of gook hearing and seeing enables you to understand more information.
  • 6. Keep abreast of current topics and events so that you can enter into conversations.
  • 7. Keep informed and up-to-date about your friends an family so that you will have something to talk about that yo are generally familiar with.
  • 8. Ask people to repeat if you do not understand them. Reach for clues before you guess. Don’t bluff; you may embarrass yourself.
  • 9. Look directly at the person you want to lipread.
  • 10. Remember to be patient. It takes time to become a good speechreader. Each individual will learn at their own pace. It takes lots of practice.

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