National Cued Speech Association

About the NCSA

About Us

The National Cued Speech Association was formed in 1982 to serve the needs of parents and special educators working with children who are deaf and hard of hearing. The NCSA is primarily an advocacy organization, and focuses on outreach, family and educator support, as well as community-based education in the form of Cue Camps and sponsored workshops. The NCSA also provides instructor certification for teaching Cued Speech classes. Read article »

Academic Advisors

During the 2006 NCSA Conference, an Academic Advisory Council was created to bring together educators and researchers who have an express interest in Cued Speech, language acquisition and development as well as general communication sciences and disorders, in which Cued Speech plays a role. The members of the Academic Advisory Council comprise both U.S. and international scholarship communities and all have attained doctoral degrees in their specialty fields.    Read article »

Affiliates / Associations

The National Cued Speech Association has partnerships with both local/regional and international affiliate organizations and educational centers. View affiliates »


We recognize that numerous individuals have made exceptional contributions to the advancement of Cued Speech use in families, schools or communities, or to the National Cued Speech Association since Cued Speech was invented by Dr R. Orin Cornett in 1966. We honor these individuals for their hard dedication and commitment to Cued Speech. View awards »

Board of Directors

The NCSA is run by a membership-elected board comprising officers and regional representatives. Board members serve a three-year term in each position, and may not exceed two terms in any one position. Please feel free contact any of them for more information about Cued Speech or the NCSA, as well as information about local support in your area. View board listing »

Contact Us

If you have any questions, concerns, suggestions or feedback for the Board of Directors or Executive Director, please fill out our online contact form, call us, or send us a letter. Every effort will be made to respond as soon as possible. Contact Us »

Cornett Legacy Society

Established in the name of R. Orin Cornett, the inventor of Cued Speech, the National Cued Speech Association Cornett Legacy Society enables you to declare your commitment to language, communication and literacy for deaf and hard of hearing individuals during your lifetime. Learn more about the Dr. Cornet Legacy Society »


The NCSA strives to Educate, Advocate, and Serve not only the members of our organization, but also anyone interested in learning more about Cued Speech and its benefits in English language acquisition and development. Check out the NCSA's three main goals »

Membership Services

Joining the NCSA for a low annual cost will provide you with abundant resources and access to information, including online E-news updates, OnCue newsletters, national/local support, access to family and professional education services, and much more. If you are a family new to cueing, your first year of membership is FREE!
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Mission / Vision

The National Cued Speech Association champions effective communication, language development and literacy through the use of Cued Speech. Read more about our vision »

Position Statements

The NCSA has created position statements covering a variety of topics, including literacy, early intervention, direct instruction, cochlear implants, cued language transliteration, bilingualism and the use of Cued Speech in an auditory-verbal environment. View position statements »
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  • Cue for You Transliterating Services - CLT Services
  • iBooks - Cued Speech
  • Help families in need for Cued Speech camps by donating to the Deaf Children's Literacy Project
  • Nuby, Inc - High Quality, Chemical Free Baby Products
  • Deaf Childrens Literacy Project champions literacy and phonetics for families of deaf and hard of hearing children
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