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Cued Speech Documentation |  Myths & Facts

Fact: Cued Speech does not require the use of speech or voice to communicate clearly, nor was it developed for the purpose of improving a deaf person’s speech skills. While speech therapists and auditory rehabilitation specialists have employed the use of cueing in therapy sessions as a biofeedback tool, it is considered a secondary benefit of the system. In the 1960s, it was believed that phonemes and speech were interrelated and could not be separated, and this is partly why the system was named “Cued Speech.” Below are articles and materials that will help break the myth about Cued Speech:
  • A quick overview of Cued Speech. Read more »
  • Using Cued Speech to Maximize the Benefits of Cochlear Implants. Read more »
  • Cued Speech: Myths and Facts. Read more »
  • Cued Speech: Visual-Acoustic Access to Spoken Language.
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  • Cueing with Babies: Answers to Frequently Asked Questions. Read more »
  • Cued Speech and Literacy: History, Research, and Background Information. Read more »
  • Cued American English: Why is it important in deaf education? Read more »
  • Tips for Working with Cuers in the Classroom. Read more »
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