National Cued Speech Association

On Cue Newsletter - Spring 2015

On Cue Newsletter - Spring 2015

Featured Spring 2015 Articles:

— 'Choosing Cued Speech: A Parent's Story'
— 'Cued Speech is Turning 50!'
— 'President's Message - Ms. Anne Huffman'
— 'Building Language in Babies and Toddlers'
— 'Cornett Scholarship Winner - Nicole Dugan'
— 'Get Ready for Camp Season & CS Courses'
— 'NCSA and Hands & Voices Join Hands'
— 'Meet Kathleen Bull, CS Advocate in Montreal'
— 'On the World Scene:  Cueing in Poland
— 'NCSA & Lachman Foundation - Cued Speech Workshop in Ethiopia'

Plus others - download the PDF flyer »

Rochester, New York - Beginning Cued Speech for Parents & Professionals

Beginning Cued Speech Workshop for Parents & Professionals

Rochester, New York
June 27 - 28   |   8 am to 2 pm both days

Location: Nazareth College - 4245 East Avenue, Rochester, NY

Instructor: Cathy Rasmussen, PhD, CCC-SLP

Overview: This class is for those who have little or no background in Cued Speech. Instruction will include the complete Cued Speech system; participants will be able to cue - slowly - anything they can say at the conclusion of the workshop. Basic applications of CS will be introduced.

For more info, download the PDF flyer »

Cue Camp Virginia logo - education-based camp for families of deaf and hearing children

Cue Camp Illinois (Chi-Cue-Go)

Jacksonville, IL  |  July 23 - 25

Online brochure and registration coming soon!

Come join us for our 3rd annual Cue Camp Illinois (Chi-Cue-Go) in Jacksonville, Illinois - experience two fun days of learning and practicing Cued Speech. Come socialize with old and new friends! Our camp is a fun-filled camp for all individuals, families and children.

Beginner and Intermediate classes, as well as presentations of interest to individuals and professionals will be provided.

For more info, go to our camp page! »


Dr. R. Orin Cornett Scholarship

Deadline: June 1, 2015

These $500 to $1000 scholarships are given out annually for students who have used Cued Speech for the last five years during their education and are entering or attending a vocational, undergraduate or graduate school. More info below:

Scholarship application form (PDF) »
Scholarship application form (DOC) »

Nicole Dugan is NCSA's 2014 Scholarship Winner - read about her in this article. (PDF) »

To see all scholarship winners - click here! »

Cued Speech Camps 2013 - children sitting on steps in front of camp building.

2015 Cued Speech Camps

Spring Camp Cheerio (NC) - May 15 - 17, 2015
New York CS Wksp - June 27 - 28, 2015
Camp Chi-Cue-Go (Illinois) - July 23 - 25, 2015
Cue Camp Virginia - October 8 - 11, 2015
Cued Speech Weekend, UK - TBA

The time to start planning for camp is now!

For all camps, brochures, registration, point of contacts and websites, check our Cued Speech camps page! »

Cued Speech 50th Anniversary Conference - July 8 - 10, 2016.

Cued Speech 50th Anniversary Conference - *Save The Date*

July 8 - 10, 2016

This is an international conference that will be held near Washington, DC in Tysons Corner, VA. It'll be held at the classy Westin Tysons Corner Hotel so don't miss this once-in-a-lifetime conference!

Make your reservations today:

The Westin Tysons Corner Hotel
7801 Leesburg Pike
Falls Church, VA 22043
(703) 893-1340

Pointy Three iBook and video(s) in Cued Speech and ASL - a Children's book & illustration

'Pointy Three'

Children's Book & illustrations
FREE iBook & video download! (300 MB)

Written by Adam Stone and illustrations done by Joyce Ham, this children's book includes two videos - one in Cued Speech and the other in ASL.

For MacIntosh computers & iPads only. None available for iPhones. This iBook is 300 megabytes in size so this download requires a little patience. Contact us at info@cuedspeech.org if any issues with this.

Download the iBook and video here
Pointy Three (300 MB) ».

50 for 50 Fundraising Campaign for the Cued Speech 50th Anniversary Conference

Cued Speech 50th Fundraising Campaign - Cue It Forward!

We just kicked off our fundraising campaign for the Cued Speech 50th Anniversary Conference. We have an ambitious goal, which is to raise
$50,000 in order to successfully host an
international conference
and feature the latest research findings (PhD researchers and
keynote speaker).

Here's the YouTube video, help us fundraise! »

Each of us donated $50! Will you?

Cue Camp Virginia logo - education-based camp for families of deaf and hearing children

Cue Camp Virginia  |  October 8 - 11, 2015

Starts Thursday, October 8th at 5 pm!

Don't miss attending Cue Camp Virginia with us all this October! CCVA is a 4-day workshop held next to the beautiful James river in the tranquility of the Jamestown 4-H Center

Adult Cued Speech courses (all levels) offered through Sunday morning.
*NEW - Transliterator (CLT) training with Lauren, incorporating hands-on practice and peer feedback.

Plus many more (presentations, events, etc), go to our camp page for more info! »

Educational Interpreter Performance Test for Cued Speech

Educational Interpreter Performance Assessment - Cued Speech

An NCSA-endorsed tool for K-12 classrooms!

Transliterators - get feedback on skills!

Parents - document the skills of your child's transliterator.

Administrators - assess new hires and employees to ensure quality CS transliteration services.

Check out the EIPA Cued Speech page at classroominterpreting.org/EIPA/EIPA-CS »

For Beginners:
Stages in
Cueing Fluency
&
Phases in
Learning to Cue

New Cuers - User-Friendly Guidelines!

These PDF documents, "Stages in Cueing Fluency" and "Phases in Learning to Cue" were carefully prepared, rehearsed and written by Barbara Williams-Scott, Betsy Kipila and Dr. Polly Earl as a resource to help beginner cuers have a better sense of their progress while learning to cue on their own!

They are ready for download (courses, workshops, camps, students and teachers):

"Stages in Cueing Fluency" (PDF) »

“Phases in Learning to Cue” (PDF) »

 
 
 

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Welcome!

The National Cued Speech Association supports effective communication, language development and literacy between individuals, families, infants and children alike through the use of Cued Speech.

What is Cued Speech?

Cued Speech is a visual mode of communication in which mouth movements of speech combine with “cues” to make the sounds (phonemes) of traditional spoken languages look different. Cueing allows users who are deaf, hard of hearing or who have language / communication disorders to access the basic, fundamental properties of spoken languages through the use of vision.

To view videos about Cued Speech, click here. »

If you have difficulty viewing this video, please click on this link: YouTube: What Is Cued Speech? »

The Latest Updates

  1. **NEW!**

    Application for NCSA Cosponsorship and Financial Assistance for a Cued Speech Camp or Workshop



    Applications ready for download directly below:

    NCSA Cosponsorship and Financial Assistance application (PDF) »

    NCSA Cosponsorship and Financial Assistance application (DOC) »

  2. Excellent Docs for New Cuers!


    These quality guidelines, "Stages in Cueing Fluency" and "Phases in Learning to Cue" were carefully prepared, rehearsed and written by Barbara Williams-Scott, Betsy Kipila, and Dr. Polly Earl for use by beginner cuers to have a better sense of their progress while learning to cue on their own!

    They are ready for download (courses, workshops, camps, students and teachers):

    "Stages in Cueing Fluency" (PDF) »

    “Phases in Learning to Cue (PDF) »

  3. Discounted Student Membership Rates


    *High school, undergraduate, and graduate students* - a letter of full support from the NCSA. Membership for all students is now $10 a year - the form can be downloaded here! »

    If you would like to fill out the membership form online, click here (membership form via cuedspeech.com) »
  4. Expressive Cued Speech Skills Assessment Docs


    Three new Expressive Cued Speech Skills Assessments (Word-level, Sentence-level, and Conversational-level)
    are now available. »

    Click to download the request form today. »
  5. Educational Interpreter Performance Assessment Program


    Need to assess transliterator skills through the Educational Interpreter Performance Assessment program? You're in luck, the Cued Speech version of the EIPA is now available! Download here »
  6. Excellent Resource - 'Cued Speech and Cued Language for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children'


    Order your copy of the scholarly tome Cued Speech and Cued Language for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children

    Find this excellent, in-depth reference for audiologists, teachers and literacy scholars alike at cuedspeech.com/products. »
  7. Dictionary of Cued Speech for American English


    The NCSA's Dictionary of Cued Speech for American English is now available online! This dictionary contains roughly 1000 words that, taken together, illustrate the fundamental principles of the Cued Speech system.

    Click here to view this incredible resource! »
  8. NUBY Press Release - Deaf Children's Literacy Project


    Take a moment or two to read the exciting September 12, 2012 press release about NUBY having launched the International Corporate Responsibility Program in its support of the Deaf Children’s Literacy Project and championing effective communication, language development and literacy on behalf of families and deaf children:

    Deaf Children's Literacy Project & NUBY Press Release [PDF] »

    NUBY is owned by the Hakims and sells chemical-free (BPA-free) baby products worldwide, the link is www.nuby.com ».
  • Cue It Forward 50th Anniversary video - YouTube
  • Save the date - May 15 - 17, 2015
  • Nuby, Inc - High Quality, Chemical Free Baby Products
  • Deaf Childrens Literacy Project Charity, Improving Literacy for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing.
  • Deaf Childrens Literacy Project champions literacy and phonetics for families of deaf and hard of hearing children
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In The Media

  1. Northwestern University article & video

    Right on cue:
    Cued Speech helps deaf children improve communication


    An excellent article that provides a 360 degree view about the benefits of Cued Speech, complemented with top-down facts why this modality helps deaf and hard of hearing children stay ahead of the curve throughout their educations along with the acquision of vital skills and critical thinking needed for succeeding in life and throughout their careers. To read the article and related online video, click here! »

    medill.northwestern.edu/chicago/news »
  2. Excellent, informative Washington Post article about a Maryland cueing family in the the Health section. »
  3. Order your copy of the scholarly tome Cued Speech and Cued Language for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children from the Cued Speech website (Cued Speech Discovery bookstore). »
  4. New Approach on Deaf Literacy Heartening, a Washington Post article - click here to read this excellent feature on literacy and deaf children. »