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.
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.
Spoken English (sometimes with the use of cues) and written English.
Use of amplification is strongly encouraged to maximize the use of remaining
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.
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.
Click here for a complete Communication