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Children’s Groups

Adult Beginning Cued Speech Class

Adult Beginning Cued Speech Class in ASL

Intermediate Cued Speech Workshop

Advanced Cued Speech Class

Cued Language Transliterator Training


Children’s Groups

Children from infants to high school seniors are placed in age appropriate groups. Each group will have a leader and assistant(s) who cue, and if required, a staff member who can sign. Infants receive one-on-one childcare. While parents are attending adult Cued Speech (CS) classes and presentations, the children’s groups will have scheduled activities on both Friday and Saturday. Childcare will be provided for children of participants in the Thursday night Adult Beginning CS class as well as for children of participants in the workshop on Sunday morning.

Children ages 2 and older will receive formal CS instruction. For the younger children, this includes games designed to familiarize them with cue hand shapes; older children learn the entire system and begin to cue words and phrases. Recreational activities for all ages may include organized outdoor games, group time in the moon bounce, arts and crafts, a nature walk on the 4-H grounds narrated by a 4-H staff member, an introduction to 4-H animal friends, a ropes-confidence course, archery, and canoeing (older groups only). Leaders and assistants will cue consistently to the children; staff-led activities will be transliterated.


Adult Beginning Cued Speech Class

This class will be taught by Tom Shull, NCSA-certified Cued Speech Instructor. Students will be taught the entire Cued Speech (CS) system. Participants will come away with the tools to clearly and unambiguously represent all the sounds of spoken English, empowering them with a key to language acquisition and literacy. The Adult Beginning CS class begins at 8:00 on Thursday night and ends at noon on Sunday.

Recommended for participants who have received no previous Cued Speech instruction.


Adult Beginning Cued Speech in ASL

This class will be taught by Hilary Franklin, NCSA-Certified Instructor. Students will be taught the entire Cued Speech (CS) system in American English, based on visemes (visually similar phonemes) rather than the rote handshapes used with the hearing students. Participants will come away with the tools to clearly and unambiguously identify and represent all the sounds of spoken English, empowering them with a key to English language acquisition and literacy. The Adult Beginning CS class begins at 8:00 on Thursday night and ends at noon on Sunday.

Recommended for participants who have received no previous Cued Speech instruction.


Advanced Beginner/Intermediate Cued Speech Practice Workshop

This hands-on practice workshop, taught by Suzy K. Brown, NCSA-Certified Instructor, will include exercises and drills to improve speed, accuracy, and confidence. The workshop design allows participants to progress at their own pace. Our talented staff will help participants at every level to gain fluency and proficiency. Be prepared to practice, practice, and practice some more!

Recommended for participants who are already familiar with the consonant handshapes and vowel positions of the Cued Speech system (either have attended a Beginning Cued Speech class or completed video instruction), and are at the word-to-short phrase expressive level.


Advanced Cued Speech Class

 

The Advanced Cued Speech class will be taught by Lauren Pruett and Jane Dolan, NCSA-Certified Instructors. Students in this class will gain a greater understanding of how to use Cued Speech to clearly and accurately represent all the phonemes of spoken English. The instructor will break down complicated constructs and delve into the technical aspects of accurate Cued Speech. Discussions and practice will encompass consonant clusters, allophones, R-controlled vowels, liaisons and coarticulation, flicks, etc.

Recommended for cuers who seek to expand their knowledge and understanding of the Cued Speech system, as well as to increase fluency at the sentence-to-paragraph expressive level.


Cued Language Transliterator (CLT) Training

This program will be taught by the staff of Language Matters, Inc. Training will incorporate hands-on transliteration opportunities and peer/facilitator feedback. Training will be available Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Attendees may participate any one or more days. TEC Unit credits and RID credits for Cued Language Transliteration are pending.

Recommended for CLT trainees, new CLTs, and CLTs who work solo and desire suggestions and feedback.

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