Supporting Visual Access to Spoken Language: Cued Speech for Language and Literacy Development
The 2018 EI SNAPSHOT carried out by NCHAM reveals that over 10% of families of deaf and hard of hearing are now using Cued Speech. Professionals have a responsibility to know about Cued Speech, what the implications are for language and literacy development, and to identify related resources and information for cued language services. This presentation will provide opportunities to understand what Cued Speech is and how it relates to language and literacy development. Participants will identify resources and strategies as well as reflect on language immersion and separation for a diverse population of children with hearing loss.
- Participants will learn about the Cued Speech framework for providing visual access to spoken languages.
- Participants will review the impact of hearing loss on the areas of spoken language development.
- Participants will consider language separation in context of American Sign Language and Cued American English.
- Participants will identify resources and information to provide on Cued Speech and cued language services.
- Participants will list at least three specific strategies to support language development and literacy development in children with hearing loss.