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Cued Speech 101: What Is It and Why Should You Know About It?

National Center for Hearing Assessment and Management

Presented by: Karla Giese | 10/23/2018

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Webinar start times (by time zone)

  • 12:00 am - 1:00 pm PT
  • 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm MT
  • 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm CT
  • 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm ET

Webinar Description

Per the National Cued Speech Association, "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." Cued Speech can be used in both the home and therapy settings to provide visual access to the sounds of spoken language. It can also be used in conjunction with hearing technology to provide clarification support of the sounds heard. In addition to learning about Cued Speech, we will also present a "taste of Cued Speech" and participants will learn the basic handshapes and locations and cue some simple words. 

Learning Objectives: 
* Participants will be able to use the information to explain and demonstrate what Cued Speech looks like and how it works. 
* Participants will be able to state how Cued Speech can support language development.
* Participants will be able to share how they can use Cued Speech in the home and in therapy settings. 

Karla Giese, AGBMS-AEHI ,
Karla is a deaf adult, well experienced in all modes of communication: written, spoken, signing, and cueing. She is an active advocate for deaf education and access to literacy for all deaf children. Currently, Karla is the Coordinator of CHOICES for Parents, a statewide information, advocacy, referral and resource program for families of children with hearing loss. Karla also oversees the Student Support Services Program at Alexander Graham Bell Montessori School near Chicago, a model program that uses Cued Speech and spoken language to educate deaf and hearing children together. In addition, Karla is now pursuing her doctoral degree in Special Education with a concentration in deafness and parent support. Karla has worked with deaf and hard of hearing children of all ages, from birth to age 21, across all educational settings, and using all modes of communication. As a student of deaf education programs, a teacher in deaf education programs, and an administrator of deaf education programs, Karla has come full circle and enjoys sharing her experiences with others. 

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