National Cued Speech Association

National Cued Speech Association We champion effective communication, language development and literacy through cued language.
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We’re at the 2024 EHDI Conference! Multiple Deaf cuers are here as presenters and participants. Maureen Bellamy, our Org...
03/18/2024

We’re at the 2024 EHDI Conference! Multiple Deaf cuers are here as presenters and participants. Maureen Bellamy, our Organizational Outreach director, is our primary Exhibitor, and Hilary Franklin, our VP of Outreach, is a presenter and exhibitor!

It's that time of year again! The NCSA is now accepting applications for the Dr. R. Orin Cornett Scholarship and the Car...
03/15/2024

It's that time of year again! The NCSA is now accepting applications for the Dr. R. Orin Cornett Scholarship and the Carol Shuler Scholarship. To apply, visit https://cuedspeech.org/ncsa-student-scholarship-application. The deadline to submit applications and letters of reference is April 30, 2024! Don't delay!

Join us in Charlotte, North Carolina in just a couple of weeks! Register for our beginning   class https://bit.ly/3sAXln...
10/18/2023

Join us in Charlotte, North Carolina in just a couple of weeks!

Register for our beginning class https://bit.ly/3sAXlnk ; or if you’re an experienced cuer, would like to become a certified instructor of CAE, or would like to better provide cued language services, register for our InsCert workshop. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/basic-instructor-workshop-november-3-4-2023-registration-701265182037?aff=oddtdtcreator

Meet native deaf cuers and other leaders in the Cuemmunity, practice, and have fun at Cues on Tap! And pop into our Board meeting, and say hello!

Sharing this a bit late!
09/11/2023

Sharing this a bit late!

Continuing Cueing (offered on zoom)
Starting on Sept 7
Weekly class from 6:30-8:30pm (EST)
Register at http://bit.ly/CueClass

One of the biggest benefits of cueing language is you don’t need to learn a special “cue” for all the words in your lang...
08/30/2023

One of the biggest benefits of cueing language is you don’t need to learn a special “cue” for all the words in your language—you just learn the handshapes and placements and start using them with your native (traditionally spoken) language. Sandy Mosetick from Cue College explains how families and professionals can implement this approach to prevent visual Register at https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAtdO2vpj0pHtL-p8oG-u44VmA9uCPQCsGh #/registration

Executive Committee members, Esther Rimer (President), Hilary Franklin (VP Outreach), and Rachel McAnallen (Secretary) a...
08/27/2023

Executive Committee members, Esther Rimer (President), Hilary Franklin (VP Outreach), and Rachel McAnallen (Secretary) are at hard work in Old Town, Alexandria's Café du Soleil, preparing for the new term! (Sara Sizemore, in California, is the Treasurer.) We still need passionate cuers who are wanting to develop advocacy, leadership, and organizational skills! Nominate yourself or someone else at https://cuedspeech.org/call-for-nominations-2023-2026-term/ ! The following positions are still open:

Vice President (Fundraising)
Legislative Activities Director
Academic Advisory Chair
Regions that could use one more Co-Rep:
South (AR, AL, FL, GA, LA, MS, OK, TX, and Puerto Rico & U.S. Virgin Islands)
Midwest (IA, IL, KS, MN, MO, ND, NE, SD, WI)
Rockies (AZ, CO, ID, MT, NM, NV, UT, WY)

08/25/2023

A cuer is featured on MELMIRA! Thank you, Mel and Gally for being so welcoming!

Cued Speech, the system of 8 handshapes and 4 placements for American English, is not a language. However, when cueing American English, the result is Cued American English, a cued language. Cued languages are a class of visual languages. Read more research about it here from Gallaudet alumni (M.A. ASL interpretation, and Ph.D. ASL linguistics). https://cuedspeech.org/resource-center/whats-the-difference-between-cued-speech-cuem-cued-english-and-cued-language/

Back to school tips from Cue College!
08/20/2023

Back to school tips from Cue College!

Back to School Tips for Children with Deaf/Hearing Loss

1️⃣ Refresh Academic Skills: Engage your child in educational activities during the break to boost confidence and preparedness for the new grade level.

2️⃣ Foster Self-Advocacy: Encourage your child to express their communication needs and seek clarification, promoting independence and confidence.

3️⃣ Prepare Hearing Kit: Buy a colorful pack in which you can fit your child's device batteries, chargers, and spare equipment so that every day will be an optimal hearing day.

4️⃣ Connect with New Teaching Staff: Help your child connect with their new teacher before school starts. It eases their transition and supports the teacher in understanding their needs. Support your child in meeting with their new teacher(s) and sharing strategies that will promote academic success and ease your child's transition into the new classroom. Create a written list to leave behind!

5️⃣ Discuss Accommodations: Ensure the teacher knows about any IEP accommodations, like extra test-taking time, preferential seating or captioned moviesEnsure the teacher knows about any IEP accommodations, like extra test-taking time, preferential seating, or captioned movies.

6️⃣ Facilitate Success with CLT: If your child has a cued language transliterator (CLT), ensure that the teacher has been provided with information on the role of the CLT and strategies for effective use of the CLT. And remind the teacher to allow time for the CLT to cue questions posed to the class before calling on anyone with a raised hand!

We hope these tips are helpful!

To all the fantastic parents out there, you are doing an incredible job. Enjoy the upcoming back-to-school season with your little ones, and have a great experience together!

08/20/2023

Looking for more cueing practice?

Join the Cued Speech group and get links for weekly, judgement-free practice sessions each Saturday at 8 PM EDT.

(Many of the participants know ASL, and automated captioning is available.)

Cued American English Level 1 is being offered at Northern Virginia Community College for Fall 2023!This course is a syn...
08/12/2023

Cued American English Level 1 is being offered at Northern Virginia Community College for Fall 2023!
This course is a synchronous Zoom course that meets virtually on Wednesdays from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm for seven weeks.
Instructor: Suhad Keblawi
This 3- credit - Seven weeks course is listed as INT 295 and starts on Wednesday August 23 and ends on October 4. Check it out at online.nvcc.edu!

NOVA Online gives you the flexibility to fit your education into your current schedule from anywhere in the world. With multiple start dates and convenient 4 to 15 week course lengths, you can take advantage of online and virtual hybrid courses to help you achieve your learning goals and advance you...

Off to Cue Camp Mechuwana we go! And, James McAnallen totally drives with a huge smile plastered on his face at all time...
08/11/2023

Off to Cue Camp Mechuwana we go! And, James McAnallen totally drives with a huge smile plastered on his face at all times 😉

Reviewing phonemes has never been easier! And it’s amazing that with cueing you can model the names of the letters of th...
08/09/2023

Reviewing phonemes has never been easier! And it’s amazing that with cueing you can model the names of the letters of the alphabet, like “duh b l yue” for W even for profoundly deaf children or children with no spoken language access. Go purchase these digital “downloadables” at our Cue Store!

07/25/2023

Expressive cueing is SO. IMPORTANT. for children! Why?

1. It makes them understood by their deaf/hh peers.
2. They can share a visual language with their peers and adults.
3. It helps them feel a sense of pride and identity.

Watch the Cue College reel below for some tips on encouraging expressive cueing in toddlers and preschoolers!

07/21/2023

Can’t make it to cue camp this summer? The summer fun doesn’t have to end! Order a Cue With Me! Children’s Activity Kit from our Cue Store to encourage expressive cueing from your deaf children, their siblings, friends, cousins, etc… We've dropped the link here for your convenience: https://cuecollege.org/store/cue-with-me-in-the-summer/

Don’t miss out on this rare opportunity to take a workshop that goes beyond just how to use the system. Learn how to cue...
07/15/2023

Don’t miss out on this rare opportunity to take a workshop that goes beyond just how to use the system. Learn how to cue LANGUAGE!

Cue the excitement! Our Cued American English: Beginner Plus workshop on Saturday, July 29, 11 am to 7 pm ET, consists of eight sessions (including a meet and greet). Eight! Need to work on cue-reading? Attend "Read My Cues: Cue-Reading Exercises" by CueSign, Inc. president Amy Crumrine. How about speed? Do a little "Cue-a-oke: Cue the Music" with social media director Sarah Katz. Or maybe you need to work on expressiveness, rhyming, prosody, or flicks and liaisons... we have sessions for those, too!

Let us know if you have any questions or comments. To register (the fee is $50), please use the QR code or visit our website: CueSign.org. If you require accommodations or need to cancel your registration, email us at [email protected].

We need more families to register! Can we get 5 more families enrolled this week? We will help you talk to your local EH...
07/11/2023

We need more families to register! Can we get 5 more families enrolled this week? We will help you talk to your local EHDI agency about funding your tuition.

We love seeing members of our Cuemmunity raising awareness about cueing! 🥰
07/11/2023

We love seeing members of our Cuemmunity raising awareness about cueing! 🥰

Join us for Cued Language and Multisensory Reading, a live, virtual course with Dr. Jennifer Montgomery. Learn the Cueing system and how to maximize its benefits during reading instruction and provide access to word recognition skills using proven strategies.
August 1-4 from 9am-12pm each day
Certificate of attendance available upon completion of the course.
Registration is now open: https://tinyurl.com/3ztu35ft

A message from our affiliate, Alexander Graham Bell Montessori School: Today's Enrichment - Tomorrow's Promise Open Enro...
06/30/2023

A message from our affiliate, Alexander Graham Bell Montessori School:

Today's Enrichment - Tomorrow's Promise
Open Enrollment Begins Now!
Small classes
Accredited, AMS
Private School Accreditation - Gold Standard School
Cued Speech and Sign Language Accommodations
Meets/exceeds ISBE core standard requirements
Teachers - Bachelor and/or Masters Degrees & AMS Credentials or Montessori trained

Serving: Infants/Toddlers, Pre-K, Elementary, Middle School, High School
Striving for excellence - achieving success
www.agbms.org

Contact [email protected] with enrollment questions.

Beginner Plus workshop offer from CueSign, Inc.!
06/30/2023

Beginner Plus workshop offer from CueSign, Inc.!

You can ensure that your deaf family and friends are not left out at the dinner table by taking the time to improve your cueing! Practice cueing with CueSign, Inc.'s board members during our day-long Cued American English: Beginner Plus workshop for high-schoolers and up on Saturday, July 29, 11 am to 7 pm ET.

To register (the fee is $50), please use the QR code or visit our website: CueSign.org. If you require accommodations or need to cancel your registration, email us at [email protected].

We look forward to cueing with you!

Cueing is evidence-based!
06/28/2023

Cueing is evidence-based!

The use of Cued Speech offers significant language and literacy benefits. When consistently employed, Cued Speech helps deaf children develop an internal phonological model of spoken language, similar to what hearing children naturally develop. This internal model serves as a crucial foundation for the acquisition of age-appropriate literacy skills.

References:

Leybaert, J., & LaSasso, C. (2010). Cued Speech for Enhancing Speech Perception and First Language Development of Children with Cochlear Implants. Trends in Amplification.

Alegria, J., et al. (1989); Leybaert and Charlier, (1996). Cued Speech enables the development of an internal phonological model.

06/20/2023

Sending love to all the cue dads out there! ❤️

06/10/2023

Mealtimes are the best for practicing ! (Just cue “No” to dinner table syndrome!)

Since the Deaf Children's Literacy Project (DCLP) launched free Parent Kits in Spring 2021, over 100 families have signe...
06/10/2023

Since the Deaf Children's Literacy Project (DCLP) launched free Parent Kits in Spring 2021, over 100 families have signed up for free Parent Kits, which contain the latest cueing classes, camps, learning materials, and research. Many of these families requested mentoring and individualized support.
We created the DCLP Family Coordinator to fill this urgent need, and we are thrilled to introduce you to our new DCLP Coordinator, Danielle Paquin! Danielle is a mom of an 11 year old, is deaf, and has been a member of the Cuemmunity for 20+ years—check back for more about Danielle!

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