Important Information to Know During Our Campus Transformation — Read More

Cued Speech

Another opportunity is cued speech which is a system that provides visual access to a spoken language. Eight hand shapes with six different positions/movements accompany natural mouth movement/speech as well as natural facial expression/body language to make the different sounds of speech ‘visible’.

Cued Speech is not a language by itself. It is used to visually represent a language and has been adapted to support over 60 spoken languages. Cued speech was developed in 1966 to improve access to English in native signers. Cued speech can be used as a tool for any child using Sign as a first language, BiBi(Bi), and possibly with LSL.