NCSA Introduces Pro Lacrosse Player Paul Rabil as National Spokesman
July 6, 2009—Bethesda, MD—The National Cued Speech Association is pleased to introduce professional lacrosse player Paul Rabil as its first National Spokesman. Rabil is one of the premier professional lacrosse players in the world and is hard of hearing. Thus, he understands all too well the challenges associated with hearing loss and communication. The
NCSA supports effective communication, language development and literacy through the use of Cued Speech. Cued Speech is a mode of communication based on the phonemes and properties of traditionally spoken languages. Cueing allows individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing or who have other language/communication disorders to visually access the basic, fundamental properties of spoken languages.
Paul Rabil regards his partnership with the NCSA as an honor. “Being partially deaf since birth, this group has a special first-hand impact on my life as well. I’m honored … Read More.