Title: 'Cued Speech for Families with Infants & Young Children with Deafness or Hearing Loss '
Track: -
Keyword(s): Cued Speech, deafness, literacy, language, communication
Learning Objectives:
  1. Apply the elements of language and linguistic principles for language acquisition and literacy to multiple modes of communication.
  2. Discuss the role of the family in language development.
  3. Demonstrate how to cue 1-2 syllable words using a Cued Speech chart.


This Interactive Workshop will provide an overview of Cued Speech by presenting what Cued Speech is, how and why it was developed, including a discussion of current research about Cued Speech and literacy and language learning. Participants will understand the elements of language, how Cued Speech works with cochlear implants, and the role of the family in language development. A segment will also include an overview of the adult deaf cueing community and how they function in society. The presenters will discuss how hearing children learn language and then reading as compared to the path for deaf children. In particular, communication in the home will be stressed as the foundation for literacy. In a one hour section of the workshop – “A Taste of Cued Speech,” participants will learn how words are put together with cues and how to read the Cued Speech chart. The presentation will include several video segments, anecdotes, and opportunities for interactive discussions. The session will end with resources on how to learn Cued Speech, as well as handouts, including a free one year membership in the NCSA.
Presentation: Sunday_Combs Chandler_900_KarlaGiese_1733.pdf

Sunday_Combs Chandler_900_SarinaRoffe_1733.pdf

Handouts: Handout_1733KarlaGiese.pdf
CART: CART Transcription is not Available
Sarina Roffe - Primary Presenter
National Cued Speech Association
     Credentials: Executive Director, National Cued Speech Association
     Other Affiliations: National Cued Speech Association
      Sarina Roffé is the parent of a native cuer, past president and current Executive Director of the NCSA. An award-winning journalist, she is the subject and author of many articles on deaf education, parenting and the importance of English language in the development of literacy skills. She has presented before national audiences. Her presentation style is interactive, combining a professional presentation with personal anecdotes.

Financial - No relevant financial relationship exist.

Nonfinancial - No relevant nonfinancial relationship exist.
Karla Giese - Co-Presenter
     Credentials: Director of Student Support Services, Teacher of the Deaf
     Other Affiliations: Coordinator of CHOICES for Parents in Chicago, National Cued Speech Association, Illinois Hands & Voices Board member
      Karla is a deaf adult, well experienced in all modes of communication: written, spoken, signing, and cueing. Karla is an active advocate for deaf education and access to literacy for all deaf children. Currently, Karla 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. Karla is also the Coordinator of CHOICES for Parents, a statewide referral/resource program for families of children with hearing loss. Karla has worked with deaf and hard of hearing children of all ages, from birth to age 21, across all educational settings, utilizing 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.

Financial - No relevant financial relationship exist.

Nonfinancial - No relevant nonfinancial relationship exist.