total communication


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total communication

an approach to the education of deaf children that uses a combination of sign language, finger spelling, and oral communication.
See also: oral auditory method, manual visual method, combined methods.

total communication

the combined use of oral language and manual communication by a person with hearing loss.

to·tal com·mu·ni·ca·tion

(tō'tăl kŏ-myū'ni-kā'shŭn)
Habilitation of patients who are deaf or hearing impaired using any or all appropriate methods to enhance communication; particularly, the combination of manual and oral techniques.
Synonym(s): simultaneous communication.
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The school speech-language pathologist (SLP) is the most likely person to implement a total communication approach.
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