35* Anniversary of Cued Speech!
R. Orin Cornett, Ph.D., became interested
in the reading problems of prelingually
deaf?persons in the spring of 1965 while at
the U.S. OMice of Education. He moved to
Gallaudet in August of 1965. In August of
1966, he completed the design of Cued
Speech and began teaching it t the
Henegar family the first of September. The
first pubhhed article about Cued Speech
appeared in the January 1967 issue of the
American Annals of the Deaf.
Dr. Cornett remains invoIved in Cued
Speech activities. Among other things, Dr.
Cornett adapted Cued Speech to Navaho.
(see the complete list below!) Also, he is
looking forward to visiting cuers in Europe
this summer! Elizabeth Laptewicz, 12, created this
poster - “CuedSpeech ROCKS!
Cued Speech is reallyf i n & cool! ’’
See inside to see Elizabeth at work!
57 Languages and Dialects!
Afrikaans* Hawaiian Portuguese (European)
AlU Hebrew* Russian*
American English* Hindi * Scottish EngIish
Arabic* Hungarian Setswana’
Australian English Igbo* Shona
BengaIi* Indonesian* South African EngIish*
British* Italian* Spanish*
(Standard Southern) Japanese* Swahili
By eloxussian KiIuba-Kituba Swedish
Cantonese (Chinese) * Korean* swiss German
Catalan* Lingala Telegu
Croatian-Serbian Malagasy Thai*
Czech Malay* Trinidad-Tobago
Danish* Malaydam* (English)*
Dutch* MAItese TshiIuba
Filipino-Tagalog* Mandarin* Turkish*
Finnish and Finnish- Marathi *
Swedish Navaho *Audiotape Iessons
French* Oriya* available. Contact Cued
French-Canadian Polish Speech Discovery,
German* Portuguese NCSA’s Bookstore.
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On Cue January - February 2001
On Cue developer of SEE sign system. The
session was very well received.
Vol. 14, No. 1
On Cue is the newsletter of the National
CaIifornia State Department of
Cued Speech Association. News,
upcoming events, calendar items, letters, Education has published a revised
classified ads, and photos are welcome! Guidelines for Teachers of the Deaf, in
You will be receiving a news bulletin which Cued Speech is included as an
from NCSA approximately 6 times a educational option. A working
year. committee of the state Department is
formulating guidelines for interpreters,’
Letters to the Editor must include transliterators.
contact information of the author. The
Editor reserves the right to select those Susie Jones of Boise, Idaho, who is
letters to be published and to edit for
featured with her family in the video
length and language.
“An Adventure in Cued Speech”,
Electronic transmission is preferred; suggests that if you do a follow up on
e-mail to CuedSpDisc@aol.com. Paper the video, you might also thank again
transmission or computer disks (floppy all those cuers who participated. The
or zip) can be sent to 23970 Hermitage favorite parts of the video to show at
Rd, Cleveland OH 44122-4008; FAX presentations are the young adults who
2 16-360-0359. are deaf cueing and speaking for
themselves. As Susie says, “The
NCSA Board of Directors audience always comments on how
Paul Swadley, President
DeafCueraaoI com helpful it was to see them cueing, and
Elizabeth Laptewicz at the easel during
Sanna Roffe, Vice President they are always amazed at the great
the Mai,w NCSA Board meeting/social.
NYCuedSpC@aol com language they hear.” The video is
Tony Wright, Secretary available through Cued Speech
CueSA@aol com Regional Reports Discovery.
Amy Schmidt, Treasurer
Amy Cueanet 1 net Canada Northeast
Folly Earl, New England RD Marianne Flanagan continues to teach The next Cue Camp NY is planned for
Polly Earl@fc baxter pvt k12 me us weekend workshops to parents and 2002, perhaps in upstate New York to
Suzanne Laptewicz, New England RD transliteiators in Alberta and British accommodate the growing number of
SuzanneML@cs com Columbia One workshop resulted from
Carolyn Ostrander, Northeast RD families in that area.
a presentaticn by Dr. Carol LaSasso on
Linda Balderson, Capital RD her and Jlelanir Metzger’s work on New families are cueing in New York,
LindaCue@yahoo com literacy de\ elopmen: through cueing thanks to the hard work and
Donna Consacro, Mid-AtIantic RD encouragement of Sarina Roffe in New
donna consacro@vanderbilt edu West Coast York City and Cathy Quenin and Sam
Barbara LeBlanc, Gulf Coast RD Joan Rupert continues to provide Capiello in the Rochester area.
kenbarlebaeatel net instruction throughout the west,
Deanna Jordan, Great Lakes RD including California, Washington, A CBS camera crew filmed the
danajordanahome com Oregon, and Cdorado. Joan and Matchett family, ai1 of whom are deaf,
Ton Erickson, Midwest RD husband Stan organized and manned in November. The Rochester Democrat
an NCSA displsy booth at an ASHA and Chronicle newspaper featured the
Jan Marie DeLay, Rocky Mountain RD
knjdelay@aol com conference in Las Vegas filming with a picture of Kara
Joan Rupert, West RD Matchett on her scooter in her Cue
LRupert60 1@a01 com James and Kim Nusbaum, parents Camp NY shirt. The segment is
Marianne Flanagan, Canada RD from Livermore, California, gave a supposed to air on the CBS Sunday
msfincal@home com three hour presentation at San Jose State News Magazine sometime in January.
University Graduate Program at the
request of Gerilee Gustason, the Contimed next page... .
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On Cue Jnwy February 2001
Judy Curtin and Eteanar Sharp receptive cueing intensive 3-credit
continue to be active in Pennsylvania. course at the University of Southern
Maine. USM has an interpreter training
Carolyn Ostrander, and Sarina and program within the Linguistics
Simon Roffe presented Cued Speech to Department, and its director, Dr. Judy
the New York State Association of Kegl, took part in the workshop. More
Educators of the Deaf, primarily workshops are scheduled in February
composed of personnel from schools for Judy Kegl andstudent Regan nibedeau and March.
the deaf. The room was full and people at University of Southern Maine,
were standing in the back. “We were Portland Carolyn also has discussed Cued Speech
finally kicked out of the room and had use with autistic children with a speech-
to answer questions in the hallway,” the In cooperation with the New England language pathologists who is serving
team reports. directors, Carolyn Ostrander led a these children.
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New England with video camcorder in hand,
Polly Earl and Suzanne Laptewicz hosted the NCSA interviewed some of the cuers
Board meeting of October in Portland, Maine. The present.
weekend combined Portland’s peaceful quaintness, great
Thank you to all who responded to
food, and stimulating conversation with Maine cuers
NCSA’s e-mad request for famiIies
participating in a Saturday afternoon of panels and
who would be interested in being
socializing. Polly sent Board members back to their
home states with handsome canvas bags (soon to be taped for a segment of “Reading
Rockets” about teaching young
available through Cued Speech Discovery) and a
children to read with a focus on
selection of Maine potatoes!
phonemic awareness. The segment
Also present during the weekend was James Donald of may fiot be broadcast until 2002.
Rubin Tarrant Productions, under contract to
Washington, D.C., television station WETA. James,
Pat Slater anddine Clements
Deaf Cuers panel members Josh Libby, Heather
Richads, Breft Fasold, Dina Blancherd,
Polly Earl and Jeanie Krause
Anne Ranger, S u z m e L q t m t c z ,
Marilyn Bilsky (NCSA o@ce assistant).
In the background, Carolyn Ostrander
and Tony Wight converse with cues.
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On Cue January - February 2001
Eighteen families with children who Amy Ruberl, Linda Balderson, presenters Thursday, March 23 at the
cue, including a famiiy from France, Marianne Flanagan, Cathy Quenin, convention of the Alabama Speech-
attended the 20h Maine Cued Speech Polly Earl and Pam Beck presented a Language-HearingAssociation. If you
Camp. A huge cake and a video of full day ASHA Institute during the wish to attend their session, “Cued
memories from all the previous camps convention. “Getting Started with Cued Speech: Door to Literacy for the
added to the celebration. As always, Speech: What, Why and How” taught Hearing Impaired”, contact Steve
camp included daily speech/ language the entire system, including time for Harmon at hsharmonab ellsouth.net.
therapy for the children and a parent games and a dynamic introduction by Dr. Charles Berlin will be presenting
panel. Classes for adults were also held, Dr. Charles Berlin. The day garnered on Friday. The Alabama cuers may
taught by Jeanie Krause, Polly Earl, rave reviews from the participants. have an exhibit booth, as the Louisiana
and Don Weatherbee. cuem did for a similar convention.
Scott & Maria Henry of Gaithersburg
Capitol Region MD have found by accident that regular Children and teachers in the Cued
Susanna Mckendree reports that Cue DuracelI alkaline I . 5 v batteries did Speech program of Gonzales,
Camp Virginia 2000 had a wonderful better for their daughter’s implant than Louisiana, are pictured with Donna
10’ Anniversary celebration and nickel-cadmium 1.2 v rechargeables. Sorkin, executive director of the AG
honored Dr. Cornett and Mary Elsie Bel Association, in the current issue of
Great Lakes Volta Voices, page 13. Cuers pictured
Daisey. They enjoyed more than 165
The AEHI (Alternatives in Education are Mary Talbot, Eloise Reynard,
participants and missed those who could
for the Hearing Impaired, Mt. Prospect Courtney Gauthe, Logan Caruso, and
not be there.
IL) Annud dinner was a great success, Emily Maness.
Amy Hurowib Crumrine had a fill- netting over $3 5,000 for AEIfI’s
page article published in the December programs. NCSA president Paul Congratulationsto Gonzales students
2000 issue of the National Association Swadley and his father, Reverend Joda Sellers and John “Buddy”
of the Deaf‘s “Broadcaster”. Entitled Charles Swadley, were also present. Veazey who won state “Yes, I Can”
“Cued English and ASL, not Mutually awards for dancing and extra-cumcuh
Two AEm/ AG Bell Montessori activities, respectively. Now they will
Exclusive”, the article explained about
School students, Rachel Mosetick and be judged for the nationai awards from
the bilingual approach English through
Kelsey Wall created designs for holiday the Council for Exceptional Children.
Cued Speech (or “Cued English” and
cards, which were sold to support the
ASL. The article also focuses on the
school and AEHI’s many outreach and Barbara Caldwell of Sunshine States
CueSign camp of 1999, ihstrated by a
support activities. Cued Speech Services has suspended
very large picture, and the hopes to
instruction for spring 2001 in order to
have another one in the future. Last Spring’s standardized testing of concentrate on curriculum development.
AG Bell Montessori students revealed SSCSS continues to provide consulting
Amy Ruberl and Linda Balderson
that all of the hearing impaired children services through e-mail at
have created a new company, CueRS
attained at least 1.2year’s growth in cueflorida@,msn.com or by phone at
(Cuemunication Resources and
ianguage, with one child achieving 4 941-355-4194. Contact NCSA for
Services, LLC). They create products
years’ growth in one year. referrals to other instructors and
and provide Cued Speech educational
and transliteration services. instructional opportunities.
Gail Hartman and Pam Beck gave a
two-hour presentation to the Ohio State Mid-Atlantic
Check out the many activities of the
Speech Pathologists and Educationai The Cued Speech Center, Inc. of
Northern Virginia Cued Speech
Audiologists Consortium in October. Raleigh, North Carolina, has changed its
Association and the Maryland Cued
The pre-registration for the talk was so name to the Auditory Learning
Speech Association! Members of both
large that it was moved to a part of the Center. It continues to provide Cued
groups assisted in manning the NCSA
ballroom. Pam is also presenting in Speech instruction as well as auditory
booth for three days at the November
March to the Ohio Speech and Hearing therapies.
convention of the American Speech-
Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)
Pam Beck will be a guest presenter
in Washington, D.C. Gdf Coast February 10 at the convention of the
Barbara LeIUanc of Louisiana and South Caroiina Speech-Language-
Cathy Gaines of Alabama are guest Hearing Association. Her topic is
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On Cue Jnuuy Febnwy 2001
“Cued Phonemes, Cued Listening, January in a televised report on a local International
Cued Languages: Cued Speech” with a channel. The staff, students, and Andrija Zic of Croatia is developing a
focus on using Cued Speech for parents are featured in the new booklet of communication options for
purposes in addition to hearing loss. instructional video produced by South that country. She was pleased to learn
Gordon Butler of Upper Savannah Carolina Educational Television, that Cued Speech has been adapted to
Area Health Education Consortium will Discovering Cued Speech. Instructors Croatian-Serbian, which is phonetic and
discuss distance learning opportunities on the video are Karen Chamness, Lin requires only three hand locations for
for Cued Speech in South Carolina. Bloomquist, Donna Jackson, and the vowels.
Mary Beth Rucci.
Cuers in the Greenville, South Carolina,
public schools were featured early in
Summer Dreamin’: Cue Camps
May 17-20, Roaring Gap NC (in the mountains)
CUE C&lF’ CHEERIO YMCA Camp Cheerio, on a -
June 24 29, 2001 Westminister,MD
mountain top near the Appalachian Trail. Thursday evening
CUE CAMP FRIENDSHIP;Western Maryland University.
through Sunday breakfast. Instruction in Cued Speech,
Sponsored by the Maryland Cued Speech Associatian.
beginning thru advanced classes, Expert speakers on a
Contact: Amy Ruberl, 301-718-8717 or
variety of topics, including Dr. Charles Berlin. Martha AmyRuberlCAaol com.
Soltani, North Carolina Cued Speech Assn, 336-851-9984;
June 25-30, UT (tentative)
June 3-7, New Orleans, LA CUETAH -no other information is available at this time.
CAMP CUE ORLEANS University of New Orleans
Registration Sunday evening, June 3. Camp begins Monday,
Aug. 11-16,2001 Winthrop, ME
June 4. FaciIities for families and professionds to reside on
campus. Contact Iva Tullier firstname.lastname@example.org or 225-675- CUE CAMP MECHUWANA. Beginner and advanced
8367. instruction in Cued Speech, teen and adult panels, variety of
speakers, and campfire chats. For the children there is
June 22-25,2001 St. Cloud MN
speech and ianguage therapy or cue classes, arts & crafts,
CUE CAMP MINNESOTA at St. John’s University; dorm swimming, games, and a dance. Contact Suzanne Laptewicz
rooms, clasrooms, swimming pool, beach, hiking paths, at Cued Speech Maine@cs.com or (207) 622-2564.
excellent cafeteria service. Contact: Janet Poulsen, 612-474-
International Cue Camp for Cue Adults!
A group of young Europeans, deaf and hearing, Swiss and French, m t last April and formulated plans for an international Cue
Camp for Cued Speech users, ages 18 - 35. The hope was to have it in the summer of 2001, but the project seems to be on hold
due to organizational needs. The lead contact is Jean-Lnc Niconlin, email@example.com. He is eager to have others share the
organizational responsibilities and to have direct response from Cue Adults beyond Europe regarding their interest in coming to
this event. An English language website offers additional information: www.alpc,ch/intcuecamp.
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On Cue January - February 2001
Research News Out and About -Cue Adults!
Cued Speech is widely used in Europe and there is on-going Julie Reese is creating an informative website called Cue
research. The French Association’s (ALPC) newsletter Texas Information Resources. She wants to make the
reports research, including a current study by MurielIe debsite more effective by including summaries of responses
from Cue Adults (deaf) to the following questions:
D’Hondt of Laboratoire de Psychologie Experimentale,
1. How has Cued Speech made an impact on you in your
Universite Libre de Bruxelles (Brussels, Belgium). M. life?
D’Hondt is studying hemespheric specialization and early 2. Age? Location?
linguistic experience among deaf people. M. D’Hondt is 3. Did you use Cued Speech in your school?
finding that deaf children of hearing parents who use Cued 4. What are you doing at this point? If still in school,
Speech to access the home language (in this case French) where at? If you have already graduated from college,
have similar hemispheric specialization as hearing chiIdren where from? What did you get a degree in?
5 . Do you have a personal URL (web address)? If so,
of hearing parents and deaf children of deaf parents. (Thank
please list it and your permission if may list it under
you to the Cued Speech Association United Kingdom for your name on the CueTexas website.
translating and summarizing the information. An English 6 . Email address?
version of the ALPC article is available from the NCSA Any information or suggestions are welcome. Contact Julie
office. at AuburnAuramaol.corn.
“Tactual Cued Speech as a Supplement to Speechreading”,a Michelle Ayers of Virginia has volunteered is surveying
study by Lorraine Delhorne and others of Massachusetts Cue Adults regarding current interests, ideas and concerns.
Institute of Technology WIT) is now available as an She is developing a database of Cue Adults with a goal of
addendum to the Cued Speech Journal, volume 6 of 1998. networking and having an annual gathering. Contact her at
If you would like a copy of this article, which was
inadvertently omitted when the Journal was printed, please We will publish an extended section about Cue Adults in thf
contact Cued Speech Discovery. Copies are free to NCSA next issue of On Cue!
members; $3 S O (includes postage) for non-members.
advance, if they find registration is BNVS =Basic Instructor Workshop
Instructor lagging. If you are interested in
ICS-NCE = ICs National Certification
attending an event hosted by an agency
Certification other than the NCSA, you should Exam
register early to help registration S.
* t Paul, MN
(InsCert) numbers. If you do register for such an *BIWS: March 15-16,2001
event and it is cancelled, you will be (Th/Fri gam-4pm)
Certified instructors are in demand! notified of the cancellation at least 28 *ICs-NCE: March 18,2001
Anyone who is teaching or wishes to days in advance. Making travel (Sun after Bd mtg, 1-4pm)
teach others how to cue are urged to arrangements for these events prior to
attend an NCSA Instructor Certification
workshop and to continue on to the
four weeks is at your own risk. -
Vacaville, CA West Coast CS
Programs and Resource Center
certification examination. We hope to release the schedule for BIWS: June 19-20,2001
200 1 by the end of February. (TuesMed 9am-4pm)
In general, four locations host InsCert ICs-NCE: June 2 1,2001
events each year. Two are hosted by the 2001 EVENTS (Th, gam-12noon)
NCSA in conjunction with NCSA
Board meetings.and two are hosted by All NCSA-sponsored and other *New Orleans, LA
local agencies to support Instructor confirmed events are indicated by an *BIWS: November 15-16,2001
Certification in their region. asterisk. Travel arrangements can be (Th/Fri 9am-4pm)
made a this time for all asterisked
t *ICs-NCE: November 18,2001
Events hosted by the NCSA are never events. See www.cuedspeech.orgfor (Sun after Bd mtg, 1-4pm)
cancelled. If even one person registers, more information and registration
the event will be held. Local agencies forms.
are allowed to cancel events 30 days in
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On Cue January - February 2001
Cue Tip! Correct Posture and Side Location
Where is your correct side location? side and your underarm forms
A ruler is useful here! Stand in front of approximately a 10 to 45 degree
a large mirror, preferably on the wall. angle.
Place a bit of tape on the image of the
tip of your chin, then measure four (3) Keep your finger tip level With
inches out to the side, and place another the tip of the chin and move your
mark. Then, follow these directions: whole arm from the shoulder to the
side, so that your finger tip is
(1) Touch the tip of your chin with the approximately four inches from the t p
tip of your longest finger. of the chin. side location. Feel how that point feels
when you cue, and try to consistently
(2) Lift your elbow so that your This point -four inches to the side reach that point, even with your eyes
forearm, wrist and hand are in a straight of the tip of the chin -is your base ClOSed! DiswveringCued Spech, 2001
line and the oDen area between your
February 5,12,19,26 Annandale, Va. University is available. Contact: (See
Classes! Monday evening Cue Classes at all levels.
Canterbury W o s Elementary School . For
The N r h r Virginia Cued Speech
oten further information contact Jackie Perry March 10, Mount Prospect, IL
Association offers free Cued Speech classes 703-503-7284 or email at AEHI’S Cued Speech Workshop 9am -
every Monday night (except for holidays firstname.lastname@example.org 3:3Opm. Contact AEHI (SeeFeb. 10listing.)
when the school is closed) at Canterbury
Woods Elementary School in Annandale. February 9-11 Edmonton, Alberta March 15-16& 18, 2001 St. Paul, MN
Beginning classes and intermediate/ Beginner workshop. Contact Marianne Basic Instructor Workshop (15-16), ICs
advanced practice sessions are f o 6:30-
rm Flanagan, 403-239-6988 or National Certification E x m (18). Contact
8:30. Child care is available. A separate email@example.com Jean Krause, 36-749 MIT, Cambridge, MA
class for professionals in the field is held on 02139, (617) 253-2589 (VOW)or
Mondays from 4:OO-6:OO. Contact Jackie February 10, Mount Prospect, IL firstname.lastname@example.org
Perry at CWES for more information, at AEHI’S Cued S F h Workshop MI -
(703) 503-7284. 3:3Opm. Contact AEHI, 2020 E. Camp March 17/24,2001 Silver Spring, MD
McDonald Road; Mount Prospect; IL; Beginner Cued Speech Workshop, Contact
January 27, Vacaville, CA 60056; (847) 297-3206 (voice and TDD; Jane Smith,301-924-3277 (v/tty,voice
Intermediate/Advanced Workshop, 900 m (847) 297-4704 (FAX) m s a e only)
to 4 pm for Cuers with three or more months
of experience. Contact West Coast Cued February 22,23,24, Phoenix AZ March 17/24,2001 Silver Spring, MD
Speech ProgramsKued Speech Center, 348 Basic Cued Speech Training. Contact West Beyond the Basics, Contact Jane Smith, 301-
Cemon Street, Suite D,Vacaville, CA Coast Cued Speech Progrms/Cued Speech 924-3277 (v/t@,vOi~e mssgs only)
95688; 707-448-4060 or email Center (see January 27 listing)
HiIcue@aol.com March 23-25, Edmonton, Alberta
March 1,2,3, Vacaville CA Beginner workshop. Contact Marianne
February 3-4 & 10, Los Angeles, CA Basic Cued Speech Training. Contact West Flanagan, 403-239-6988or
Introductory workshop held at House E ra Coast Cued Speech ProgramsKued Speech email@example.com.
Institute in Los Angeles. Contact: Tina Center (see January 27 listing)
Hazelo (323) 906-1558 or email at March 29,30,3 1, Seattle WA
Tinahz@aol.com March 3, Los Angeles, CA Basic Cued Speech Training. Contact West
Monthly Practice Session held at House E ra Coast Cued Speech ProgramsKued Speech
February 3-4, Portland ME Institute in Los Angeles. First Saturday of Center (SeeJanuary 27 listing.)
Beginner Workshop at University of every month, 9 - 11 a.m. Contact: Tina
Southern Maine. College credit through the Hazelo (323) 906-1558 or email at March 29, SeattleWA
University is available. Contact: Polly Earl Tinahz@aol.com Intermediate/ Advanced Cued Speech
at 207-472-0502 vltty. or Training. Contact West Coast Cued Speech
firstname.lastname@example.org 12.me.u~or March 3-4, Portland ME ProgramdCued Speech Center, (See January
Intermediate Workshop at University of 27 listing)
Southern Maine. College credit through the
Please send listings to email@example.com
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Pennsylvania, West Chester: Cued Speech transliterator for Texas, Austin. Beginning August 28,2000. Cued Speech
experienced client. West of Philadelphia. Salary:TBD. transliterator needed for experienced client in 10th grade.
Contact Martin PatweIl, Services for Students with Salary based on experience. 20-40 hours per week. Contact
Disabilities, IO5 Lawrence Center, West Chester University, Linda Wendland, Supervisor, 21 17 W. 49th St.,Austin, TX
West Chester PA 19383; 610-436-3217; FAX 610-436- 78756, (512) 414-3082, fax: (512) 458-6754
2600; MPatwell@wcupa.edu LWEN2 I firstname.lastname@example.org
Transliteration News several workshops throughout Pennsylvania in the past year
Kent State University of Ohio requires a course in Cued and will be giving a presentation to the Georgia Registry of
Speech transliteration and oral interpreting as part of its e f this
Interpreters for the D a ? spring.
educational interpreting major. There are 10 undergraduate
In Fresno, California, Annette Papagni reports that last year
students in the class this semester.
their program specialist arranged two 3-hour floating Cued
Three courses listed as Cued Language Transiiteration are Speech transliteration positions to be used for training. Four
part of the interpreter training program at the Community people were hired; two were district certified and two are
College of Allegheny County (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania). waiting to be certified. This enabled trainees to be paid
Brian Cerney is the head of the program. Brian has given while working and training. The program continues to
recruit and train. Annette leads on-going Cued Speech
By Carolyn Ostrander mouthshapes are natural and readable! Don’t
exaggerate, but make sure that your mouth is cueing,
Being a CST is pretty tough. We all have a feeling we
should be better than we are. What can you do to get better
by yourself? Here are some tips: 3. Practice prosody! Prosody is the part of the message
that is canried by timing, pitch, stress, facial expression,
1. Practice! Set aside 10-20 minutes a day and actually sit
down to think about and practice your job. Cue the
and relates to the message as a whole rather than a
particular word. It is really important! For example,
conversation at the dinner table; cue in the shower; cue
angry sarcasm, friendly teasing, and plain statement of
the road signs or the radio in the car as you go to work;
fact may use the same words and be differentiated by
but practice somehow. As you cue, focus on one part of
cueing each day.
2. Work on mechanics! ih
Practice cueing wt a relaxed,pleasant face. Many
times the speaker is too fast for a cuer to be able to use a
For instance, get your transitions between consonant variety of facial expressions. But even when
handshapes to be “clean” (no flipping through the concentrating hard, we can avoid giving the impression
possibilites before you settle on the right one). that the speaker is angry or worried by avoiding a tense
The next day, you might work on touching each vowel
placement precisely. You may even spend a whole day Cue to the radio or invest in a taped dramatic reading,
just getting that side placement exactly where it should such as Old Time Radio shows, ZBS “Jack Flanders”
be (approximately four inches to the side of the tip of series, Firesign Theatre comedy albums, or the BBC
the chin). productions of Star Wars, Chronicles of Narnia, or The
Hobbit. Practice using your facial expression to show
On another day, practice in front of the mirror to make tone of voice. Continuedin the next issue !
sure thay you are making mouthshapes and that your
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On Cue January - February 2001
Country Public Schools, fully impaired child. We have been using
Families! mainstreamed in the local school in Cued Speech for four years, after trying
third grade. Both of us parents cue; we signed English for a short period of
Sandra Walton’s grandson, Dakota
have a hearing daughter in kindergarten time.
Meyer, is in his second year in a cueing
who does not yet cue.”
preschool in Maryland. “Their teacher We chose Cued Speech after
is phenomenal!!’’ Sandra’s daughter researching many communication
(and Dakota’s mom) is Laura Marks. methods. At the time, Cued Speech
Laura is able to attend a cueing class Jim and Kimberly Nusbaum of seemed to o f r what we were looking
once a week. Livermore, California: “Our son Aaron for.... a tool to improve the literacy of
is 7 1/2years old. We have been using our deaf son. We now know that Cued
Cued Speech with him for a little over Speech is a wonderful literacy tool, and
two years. When we iearned (from Joan so much more! It has been a successfd
Rupert), our son was just s t d n g to system for our family and enabled us to
learn to read and was not doing very fully integrate Parker into our family
well wt sight-words-only reading and society.
(prior to learning Cued Speech, our son
was a signer). He honestly is still below
grade level BUT he is making great
progress and reads almost exclusively Martha Soltani of Raleigh, North
via Cued Speech. Carolina: “We started cueing wt Saraih
when she was 3 months old. We, cued
Jonathan and Kristi Van Eaton of
He seems to love the phonetic aspects of fuIl time until she was about 2 1/2 or 3
Baton Rouge, Louisiana, report We
Englsh. Just today, I was introducing when she had gained a grasp on spoken
have a deaf daughter who is 4 years old
him to his new spelling words (I language. ‘Thenwe stated using oral
She was diagnosed as being deaf when
homeschool him through our locd and later auditory-verbal along with
she was 18 months old Immediately
school district) and he went through the Cued Speech. She now uses dl: AV,
we began signing to her Jonathan had
words and put the phonetic markings on Oral and Cued Speech. She is 5 years
known sign language for about 12 years
all the words to indicate that they were old ...and here‘s a little tidbit. She has
and it just seemed natural to go that
the short “u” sound. Kind of cute.” normal speech and language...has never
route However, this past year we have
had speech therapy (she does not
become more and more dissatisfied with
qualify)...stil1 understands cues...we cue
the limitations of sign language. We
at all opportune moments....no aids,
have just begun making the transition Leesa Coleman of Boise, Idaho: “We
swimming, bath, new information that
from sign language to cued speech have two daughters ages 6 & 8 who
she does not get oral or AV, and of
about two months ago We Rave just have moderate-severe hearing losses
course in noise....Sara’s hearing loss is
completed our first Cued Speech class with whom we cue. We switched from
SevereDrofound... .Speech ranges on the
We are very excited about all the sign language early on. We feel very
left are 80 to 85db and on the right 110
possibilities that this new mode of comfortable discussing Cued Speech
and 120 only on the comer.
communication is bringing to our and its benefits which have been
daughter, Elisabeth. She has already dramatic for our daughters. Their She is the Cued Speech Baby on the
shown interest and just last week began speech is very clear and vocabulary and Beginnings for Parents with hearing
cueing back to us. We did not expect readingprereading abilities are impaired children video that was done
results so soon1 excellent. We regularly talk with in 1996 (North Carolina) when she was
families in our area about Cued 6 months oId.
Duke Osborne, president of the Speech.”
Maryland Cued Speech Association,
reports. “Our son Ben is 8 years old
and has been using Cued Speech since Theresa Koenig and Atan Hagen of
he was ahmi 4 (lost his hearing around Susie Jones, also of Boise: “Ourson, Duluth, Minnesota: “Our daughter
3 l/2) Our initial reason for trying and Parker, is six years old. He attends Kaity Kim Bato is not five YET. We
using Cued Speech was the reading kindergarten at our neighborhood have moved ourselves part-time to the
angle. Ben goes to Montgomery school, where he is the only hearing- continued on next page
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Twin Cities area so that Kaity can www.cuedspeech.com.]
attend school. She is doing really well,
absolutely loves her teachers and has “Lexi is in first grade this year and Carol Sereda of Massachusetts: “I
some nice new playmates. There are doing great. Her teacher assessed her have a three year oId who is responding
some really good teachers there who are reading at the 5th grade Ievel, but said beautifilly to Cued Speech. My
dedicated to cue! ! I am happy about the her comprehension was probably closer daughter is very verbal. She uses ASL
school but wish desperately it was in my to the 3rd grade. and understands cue.”
home town and not three hours away.
Her speech therapist recently evaluated
It’s tough on us to be apart as a famiIy.
her using the TOLD-3 (Test of
But perhaps it wil1 only be for this Craig & Sara Darrah of Chicago:
year.” “Drake is seven years old and quite a
is normed on hearing kids. Her scores
were: success story in the reading category!”
Oral Vocabulary 99th percentile
Relational Vocabulary 95th percentile Sandy Mosetick of Chicago: “Rachel
is 10 now. She is a dramatic example of
Picture Vocabulary 50th percentile how Cued Speech fosters phonemic
Grammatic Understanding 84th awareness and literacy. Her reading
percentile score on the Stanford Achievement Test
she was given in April of 2000, when
Grammatic Completion 99th percentile she was in fourth grade (4.7), was a
grade equivalent of 8.9. Her spelling
She just continues to amaze us. She is
and Ianguage scores were both PHS
using a soundfield system this year and
Deanne and Judd Grafe of Minnesota (post high school).
we’re assuming in 2nd grade that we’ll
send an update on daughter Lexi’s add a transliterator to make sure she I’m not bragging. It just irks me that tht
progress. [Lexi has auditory neuropathy. doesn‘t miss anything, since the proof is out there that kids do so well
Her parents began using Cued Speech information will probably get more wt Cued Speech -- and for so many
with her after she was diagnosed as difficult. She really does well now, reasons, MOST deaf kids are still being
profoundly deaf at 16 months. She except in gym and at lunch -the deprived of access to this great learning
received a cochlear implant in background noise makes it hard to tool .”
September 1998. For more details understand and she just relies on
about the Grafe family and their lipreading. She loves school, which is Stories and pictures of your family can
children’s progress over time, visit great !” be sent electronically or by paper mail
continued next column to the NCSA ofsiice.
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