Cued Speech

A visual communication system of eight handshaped (cues) that represent different sounds of speech. These cues are used while talking to make the spoken language clear through vision. This system allows the child to distinguish sounds that look the same on the lips. The primary goal of Cued Speech is to develop language and literacy skills necessary for integration into the hearing community.


PRIMARY GOALS
To develop language and literacy skills necessary for integration into the hearing community.

LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT (receptive)
Child learns to speak through the use of amplification, speech reading and use of "cues" which represent different sounds.

EXPRESSIVE LANGUAGE
Spoken English (sometimes with the use of cues) and written English.

HEARING
Use of amplification is strongly encouraged to maximize the use of remaining hearing.

FAMILY RESPONSIBILTY
Parents are the primary teachers of cued speech to their child. They are expected to cue at all times while they speak; consequently, at least one parent and preferably both must learn to cue fluently for the child to develop age-appropriate speech & language.

PARENT TRAINING
Cued speech can be learned through classes taught by trained teachers or therapists. A significant amount of time must be spent using and practicing cues to become proficient.

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The National Cued Speech Association

Cued Language Network of America (CLNA)

DailyCues.com

Testing, Evaluation, and Certification Unit (TECUnit)

Cued Speech Information

Cued Speech Products and Materials

Cuetah

Language Matters, Inc.

 

 

Communication Options
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