National Cued Speech Association

Receptive Language

CS helps hearing impaired children to comprehend discourse.
  • Musgrove, G. N. (1985) "Discourse comprehension by hearing-impaired children who use Cued Speech."
    Doctoral dissertation, McGill University, Montreal.
CS enables deaf children to understand spoken language better than with lipreading alone. With parents cueing, the gain is greater than with cueing only at school. Greatest gain is with cueing both at home and at school.
  • Perrier, O., Charlier, B., Hage, C., & Alegria, J. (1987)
    "Evaluation of the Effects of Prolonged Cued Speech Practice upon the Reception of Spoken Language."
    In I. G. Taylor (Ed.) "The Education of the Deaf -- Current Perspectives," Vol. 1, 1985 International Congress on Education of the Deaf. Beckenham, Kent, UK: Croom Helm Ltd. (Reprinted in the Cued Speech Journal, 4, 1990)
  • Hage, C., Alegria, J., & Perier, O. (1989, July) "Cued Speech and Language Acquisition"
    Paper presented at the Second International Symposium on Cognition, Education and Deafness, Washington, D.C. (Reprinted in The Cued Speech Journal, 4, 1990)
CS learners with severe to profound losses averaged better than 92% of hearing impaired children on the Rhode Island Test of Language Structure (RITLS) for receptive language.
  • Berendt, H., Krupnik-Goldman, B., & Rupp, K. (1990) "Receptive and expressive language abilities of hearing-impaired children who use Cued Speech."
    Master's Thesis, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO.
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