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NVCSA - Providing Advocacy, Education, and Support for Families and Professionals who choose to use Cued Speech with Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children in the Northern Virginia Area


Celebrate Communication 2019

Visit the NVCSA booth at Celebrate Communication, an information fair for deaf and hard-of-hearing families and professionals.

Where?:  Springfield Town Center

When?:  Saturday, April 27th, 2019 • 10AM - 2PM

Hosted by Northern Virginia Resource Center for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Persons (NVRC).  Complete information can be found here: https://nvrc.org/celebrate-communication


NVCSA Annual Golf Tournament

May 24th, 2019
Location:  Bristow Manor Golf Club (near Manassas, VA)

Get your foursome together and  join us for a spring afternoon of golf, followed by a beautiful evening on the grounds of Bristow Manor for prizes, raffle, dinner and music. Individuals welcome and will be placed on a team. Best-ball format makes it fun for golfers of all levels.

Event starts at 12:20 p.m. on Friday, May 24th, 2019. Arrive early to have lunch and use the practice range.
Early Bird entrance fees ONLY $99 per person ($109 after May 12th).

Email questions to info@nvcsa.org.

For more information and REGISTRATION, select the Charity Golf Scramble link in the upper menu of this page.

Cue Camp 2018

Cue Camp Virginia 2018 from NVCSA on Vimeo.

Cue Camp Virginia 2018
from NVCSA on Vimeo.

TEDx Presentation on Cued Speech

TEDx presentation on Cued Speech given during the summer of 2015 by Cathy Rasmussen, an educator with expertise in language and communication.

Photos from Cue Camp 2017

If you weren't there, here's what you missed:

Link to NVCSA SlickPic page with more option: Cue Camp 2017

What is Cued Speech?

The first CueMom - 1985

What is Cued Speech?

Cued Speech is a system consisting of one hand synchronized with the natural mouth movements of spoken language. In English the hand shows eight different hand shapes, representing 25 different con- sonant sounds, used in four placements around the mouth, representing 15 unique vowel sounds.

Cueing handshapes

Cued Speech helps the deaf person attach meaning to auditory information and helps to clarify the phonology of the spoken language.

Can Cued Speech Be Used With Other Communication Systems?

YES! Cued Speech complements all the various auditory and signed language approaches. The typical deaf cuer is flexible, able to communicate with speech, speechreading, Cued Speech, and signed language.

Why Should Cued Speech Be Used?

Literacy is the original and primary goal of Cued Speech, by providing the appropriate phonemic language base for learning to read. Cued Speech also supports the development of lipreading, auditory discrimination, and speech.

Cued Speech has been adapted to more than 65 different languages and dialects. Cued Speech associations and centers are located around the world.

RESEARCH AND THEORY SUPPORT CUED SPEECH (Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center, Gallaudet University, Fall 2003, Vol 5. Iss. 1)


What is NVCSA?

The Northern Virginia Cued Speech Association (NVCSA) provides Education, Advocacy and Support for families and professionals who choose to use Cued Speech with deaf or hard of hearing children.

Young girls at Cue Camp.

NVCSA sponsors family-oriented get-togethers throughout the year, as well as periodic informational events. NVCSA volunteers plan and staff Cue Camp Virginia, a family learning weekend held annually over the Columbus Day weekend to provide Cued Speech instruction and a sense of community to families and professionals who choose to use Cued Speech.    

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