Simultaneous communication or its term variants (SimCom and sign supported speech) is one of some "communication methods", in which one speaks both English and either signed language or manually coded English at the same time.
This hearing ally and school teacher for the deaf children, Heidi Givens, explains why she decided to stop using simultaneous communication after realizing that her behavior contributed to audism.
Brenda Schick. "The Development of Sign Language and Manually Coded English Systems." Deaf Studies, Language and Education (2003) by Mark Marschark and Patricia Spencer (Eds). Oxford University Press.
Canadian Cultural Society of the Deaf. "What is simcom? Should we use it with our Deaf child?" http://www.deafculturecentre.ca/Public/Default.aspx?I=480&n=What+is+simcom%3F+Should+we+use+it+with+our+Deaf+ch
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