noun. a way of bettering the correspondence skills of people with hearing loss which centers upon the utilization of residual hearing, lip reading, and talking and de-emphasizes or doesn't allow the utilization of sign language and other manual types of correspondence. Commonly referred to as oral method.

ORALISM: "Oralism is a common therapy practice for deaf individuals."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "ORALISM," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/oralism/ (accessed September 27, 2021).