In this Section:
Children’s Groups and Cued Speech Classes
Adult Beginning Cued Speech Class
Adult Beginning Cued Speech Class taught in ASL
Intermediate Cued Speech Class
Cued Speech in Action
Cued Language Transliterator Training/Mentorship Program
Children’s Groups and Cued Speech Classes
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. Childcare givers will cue with infants and young toddlers. Preschoolers and older children will have Cued Speech classes and supervised activities. While parents are attending adult Cued Speech (CS) classes and presentations, the children’s groups will have scheduled activities all day Saturday and Sunday. Childcare will be provided for children of participants in the Friday night Adult Beginning CS class as well as for children of participants in the workshops on Monday 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. Children who already know the system will have the opportunity to increase fluency. 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, 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 (Cued American English)
This class will be taught by an 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 American English, empowering them with a key to language acquisition and literacy. The Adult Beginning CS class begins at 8:00 on Friday night. (RID credits are available for completion of this class.)
Recommended for participants who have not completed any previous Cued Speech instruction.
Adult Beginning Cued Speech Class taught in ASL (Cued American English)
This class will be taught by an NCSA-Certified Cued Speech Instructor. Students will be taught the entire Cued Speech (CS) system for American English. Participants will learn to clearly and unambiguously visualize and represent all the sounds of spoken English. The Adult Beginning CS class begins at 8:00 Friday night. The Friday night session will be interpreted.
Recommended for participants who have not completed any Cued Speech instruction.
* New This Year** Adult Beginning Cued Speech Class taught in Spanish (Cued Spanish)
This class will be taught by an NCSA-Certified Cued Speech Instructor. Students will be taught the entire Cued Speech (CS) system for Spanish. Participants will learn to clearly and unambiguously visualize and represent all the sounds of spoken Spanish. This class begins Saturday morning.
Recommended for participants who have not completed any Cued Speech instruction, and who speak Spanish at home.
Beyond-the-Basics Cued Speech Workshop
This hands-on practice workshop 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 placements of the American English Cued Speech system , and are at the "word-to-short-phrase" expressive level. (Participants have completed either a Beginning Cued Speech class or video instruction.)
Advanced Cued Speech Class
Content of this class is still under development.
Recommended for those who know the entire Cued American English system and desire to increase daily use and fluency.
Cued Language Transliterator (CLT) Training/Mentorship Program
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 Saturday, Sunday, and Monday. Attendees may participate any one or more days. TEC Unit credits and RID credits for Cued Language Transliteration are pending for both the CLT Training Program and for 3.5 hours of CCVA presentations.
Recommended for CLT trainees, new CLTs, and CLTs who work solo and desire constructive feedback and situational tips.