The Cued Speech Initiative @ USF
The Cued Speech Initiative is aimed at promoting Cued Speech as a communication option and literacy tool for deaf children and other children who have difficulties with phonemic awareness in the Tampa Bay area.
Our mission is to 1) expand the language and communication options for deaf and hard of hearing children and their families, and 2) facilitate deaf and hard of hearing children's development of traditionally spoken languages for the subsequent acquisition of literacy skills.
What is Cued Speech?
The National Cued Speech Association
defines Cued Speech as a visual communication system that uses eight handshapes in
four different placements near the face in combination with the mouth movements
of speech to make the sounds of spoken language look different from each other.
Need More Info?
A 1-hr presentation entitled Cued Speech: An Effective Approach to Language Acquisition is available for groups interested in an overview of Cued Speech and its effectiveness. The presentation is provided free of charge for groups of 10 or more.
Consider joining the USF Cuers mailing list, which averages 3-4 messages per month - you'll be automatically notified of upcoming Cued Speech events in the Tampa Bay area as well as other information relevant to Cued Speech.