Learn to Cue
Weekend workshops for people interested in learning to cue are held on the USF campus 2-3 times per year. Classes are aimed at beginners; no prior experience with Cued Speech is needed. Participants who are Deaf or hard of hearing have the option of an instructor who signs and/or a smaller class size. All participants at the weekend workshop are also eligible to attend two follow-up Practice Sessions free of charge.
2016-2017 Workshop Schedule
When Central Florida Speech and Hearing Center in Lakeland began offering Cued Speech services last fall, we temporarily suspended our own workshops to support their efforts. We plan to resume workshops either in Spring or Fall of 2017. In the meantime, please visit http:/www.cfshc.org/home/cuedspeech/ to see a list of their upcoming workshops.
Practice sessions are informal gatherings, with opportunities to practice cueing in a social setting. Two practice sessions are included with each workshop registration, and the sessions are held in the first 1-2 months after the workshop. Activities are designed to further skills of those who have recently completed that workshop. If you are interested in practice sessions but have not attended a Weekend Workshop, please contact us for more information and/or to register.
Fall 2016 Community Cueing Schedule
Beginner or intermediate Cued Speech classes for groups (maximum 15) and continuing education training for Cued Speech transliterators are also available upon request (schedules permitting). Prices vary - contact us with a description of your need to obtain more information.
Cued Speech is also offered as a 3-credit course at the University of South Florida. The course serves as an elective for any of the degree programs in the Communication Sciences and Disorders department (including interpreter training, speech-language pathology, audiology, and Deaf education). Sections are offered at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Individuals in the Tampa Bay community who have the time to commit to a college level class are also welcome to register (this requires obtaining status as a non-degree seeking status from the University).
The skills portion of the course covers the basics of the system and then focuses on developing proficient expressive skills and beginning receptive skills. The class also covers related topics such as the various applications of Cued Speech and the evidence-base for its use with children who are deaf or hard-of-hearing.