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NVCSA 2016 Charity Golf Scramble

Caddy Shack, Bill Murray
The 2nd annual tournament is scheduled for July 22nd, 2016.

Registration is now open!

Get your foursomes together!! for the 2nd annual Charity Golf Scramble being held July 22nd at the Fort Belvoir Golf Course. Registration is now open! Get your foursomes together and register before June 30th to get the early registration discount!

Click the link GOLF TOURNAMENT above
to get all the details.




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.


Cue Camp 2015

It was another great success this year thanks to all the coordinators and volunteers! A special thanks to Charles Berlin, and all the presenters for their support and contributions to a great camp. If you weren't there, here's what you missed:

Link to NVCSA SlickPic page with more option: Cue Camp 2015


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 consonant sounds, used in four different positions 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 can be adapted to more than 55 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)


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What is NVCSA

The Northern Virginia Cued Speech Association (NVCSA) provides "Advocacy", "Education" 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 provides support for professionals by helping with Cued Speech instruction, expressing appreciation for the efforts of school professionals, and also funding contributions to the Cued Speech Library.


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