What is Cued Speech?
Cued Speech is a visual mode of communication that uses handshapes and hand placements in combination with the mouth movements of speech to make the phonemes of a spoken language look different from each other.
Who uses Cued Speech?
- Parents of children with hearing loss or other involvements
- Professionals with an emphasis on spoken language and literacy development
- Individuals with hearing loss for accessibility in the classroom and the workplace
How do I learn?
- Cued Speech of Colorado employs certified Cued Speech instructors in its workshops. Appointments can be made for families and individuals who desire to learn how to cue.
- Workshops will be organized as demand allows. Contact us to inquire into future dates.
- Cue Camps are a great place for families and professionals to immerse themselves in a cueing environment. More information can be found at www.cuedspeech.org.
- Resources are available through the Cued Speech Discovery Bookstore at www.cuedspeech.com, which includes interactive DVDs and books.
How can Cued Speech benefit children with special needs?
Cued Speech presents spoken language at the phonemic level in a visual medium, allowing children to benefit from an integration of auditory-visual cues in developing language and literacy.
History of Cued Speech
- Cued Speech was developed by Dr. R. Orin Cornett at Gallaudet College (now University) in Washington, DC in 1966.
- The National Cued Speech Association was formed in 1982 and now has numerous affiliates across the country, including Cued Speech of Colorado.
- To this date Cued Speech has been adapted to over 60 languages around the world.