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reading

 [rēd´ing]
understanding of written or printed symbols representing words.
lip reading (speech reading) understanding of speech through observation of the speaker's lip movements.

speech reading

use by people with hearing impairment of nonauditory clues as to what is being said through observing the speaker's facial expressions, lip and jaw movements, and other gestures.
Synonym(s): lip reading

speech read·ing

(spēch rēd'ing)
Use, by people with hearing impairments, of nonauditory clues as to what is being said, acquired by observing the speaker's facial expressions, lip and jaw movements, and other gestures.
Synonym(s): lip reading.

speech read·ing

(spēch rēd'ing)
Use, by people with hearing impairments, of nonauditory clues as to what is being said, acquired by observing the speaker's facial expressions and gestures.
Synonym(s): lip reading.
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Campbell and Dodd (1984) found that irrelevant speech impaired recall of lipread but nor graphic lists.
I was too exhausted to lipread what the staff were saying, or communicate on paper.
Working alongside other professionals, such as teachers and interpreters, communication support workers provide support for students by helping them understand and produce written material, adapting the language of learning materials so that students understand them more easily, taking notes in class and suggesting ways that the school or college environment can be improved to make it easier for students to use hearing aids or lipread.
Disruption of memory for lipread lists by irrelevant speech: Further support for the changing state hypothesis.
"I spent three years learning to lipread but people didn't know I was deaf so it looked like I was staring at them.
Jo Hobbs, tutor for deaf students, said: "Learning to lipread can help people to communicate better, regain confidence and make new friends."
Widowed Mrs Cottrell made numerous attempts to set up this meeting via email and suggested possible dates that would suit her and her lipspeaker - who is professionally trained to be easy to lipread.
Two fans independently contacted police to complain they had lipread a racist taunt in the Premiership match.
Teachers, parents and others who wish to instill acceptable standards of behaviour into the children have referred to specific incidents where it has been possible to lipread obscenities on television where highly paid footballers behave like naughty spoilt brats and swear and show a complete lack of respect to referees.
Gwen found she often suffered from headaches due to the deafening noise of the looms and, like the other girls, she had to learn how to lipread.
Anyone who managed to lipread skipper Richie McCaw's foul-mouthed rant at his players after Davies' try would have seen the growing frustration at their frailties around the fringes.