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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For example, a total communication approach might include the use of a voice output communication aid like your daughter's, communication displays (boards with pictures, words and/or letters to which an individual can point), sign language, facial expressions, gestures and body movements.
The school speech-language pathologist (SLP) is the most likely person to implement a total communication approach.
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Frontier Communications Corporation (Nasdaq:FTR) announced on Wednesday that its wholly owned subsidiary Total Communications, a regional leader in business IT and communication technology, has achieved Cisco Gold Certification.
According to Frontier, Gold Certification identifies Total Communications as offering the broadest range of expertise across Cisco's architecture plays, namely Enterprise Networking, Security, Collaboration, Data Centre Virtualization and Service Provider Technology.
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RCN Corporation (NASDAQ: RCNI), a leading provider of total communications service, announced today that it has closed the sale of its 48.
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