Cued Speech may be finding its place with digital hearing-devices. From the 1960s, Cued Speech was seen as “too oral” by signing deaf people and “too manual” by families using the verbal approach, but this could be changing.
Reasons For Using Cued Speech
Literacy and reading skills are the main incentives for families and schools to consider Cued Speech. Recent research however shows today’s preschoolers to have strong, emerging literacy skills from hearing language after newborn tests, accessing early hearing-devices and speech services.
Easier To Learn
Cued Speech takes about 20 hours to learn during workshops, and users can master the communication system in less than a year. Children are also reported to gain two to three months’ literacy progress within just one academic year of using Cued Speech in their school environments.