In the early 80s, oralism (an educational technique with heavy emphasis on lip-reading and speech) was quite popular.
My progress in lip-reading and speech was not what my teachers and I had hoped and expected it would be.
An adept in lip-reading could have seen it to be "Chubbins."
In the oral method articulation and lip-reading are chiefly relied upon; reading and writing are also adopted.
The powerful influence of environment in those schools is against the acquisition of the speech and lip-reading habit.
lip-reading is, to the deaf, sign-reading with the disadvantage of being both microscopic and partially hidden.
The misfortunes of the deaf and dumb are greatly lessened by the substitution of lip-reading for other modes of conversation.